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2017-04-18 12:02:32 AM  
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2017-04-18 12:27:37 AM  

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It's the kind of crime you confess to and take the jail time so you can have some peace and quiet away from the ones you love, I assume.
 
2017-04-18 03:27:36 AM  
FTFA: Stephen Kent, professor of sociology at the University of Alberta, who studies alternative religions and has published articles on polygamy, said Thursday that concerns about polygamous immigrants has put pressure on prosecutors in British Columbia.

Alternative religions are the best source of spirituality these days, and if you know anything about religions I think you'll agree.
 
2017-04-18 03:28:55 AM  
As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?
 
2017-04-18 03:32:30 AM  
"polygyny"?  I'm pretty sure that's a slightly different thing than polygamy.
/giggity
 
2017-04-18 03:33:00 AM  
Relatives called him "Wink."

That's also presumably how long he lasts in the sack.
 
2017-04-18 03:39:11 AM  

The Fark Filter: "polygyny"?  I'm pretty sure that's a slightly different thing than polygamy.
/giggity


The difference is how many bodies it takes to host the set of vaginas.
 
2017-04-18 04:16:40 AM  

mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?


Because they often aren't. This is not that one guy at work who's part of a polyamourous trio. This is a cult that grooms brides from a young age. To get to 27 wives takes a constant intake of new blood. And like other cults, the dynamic between charismatic leader and worshippers is not healthy, and not always an informed choice.
 
2017-04-18 04:28:32 AM  
Holy shiat, they're finally cracking down on the bigamists? They've been flouting the law for so long, we'd kind of figured they'd just keep going.
 
2017-04-18 04:31:35 AM  

LindenFark: mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?

Because they often aren't. This is not that one guy at work who's part of a polyamourous trio. This is a cult that grooms brides from a young age. To get to 27 wives takes a constant intake of new blood. And like other cults, the dynamic between charismatic leader and worshippers is not healthy, and not always an informed choice.


Reminds me of the pseudo-mormon cult that got busted in Texas I think. It's disturbing.
Polygamist mothers speak out!
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2017-04-18 05:29:07 AM  
Reminds me of the old chestnut:  "Bigamy is having one wife too many.  So is monogomy."
 
2017-04-18 06:09:43 AM  
Best named law, evah!

Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
 
2017-04-18 06:13:43 AM  

mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?


RTFA. One of them is apparently 14.
 
2017-04-18 06:23:44 AM  

starsrift: Holy shiat, they're finally cracking down on the bigamists? They've been flouting the law for so long, we'd kind of figured they'd just keep going.


Doesn't bigamy imply that the wives didn't know about each other?
 
2017-04-18 06:50:09 AM  
I don't think that polygamy by definition is wrong (neither polyandry) that being said it is mostly used with people who have been indoctrinated and used at a young age. On a personal note if my I had more than one of my wife they would find me floating in a river somewhere if at all.
 
2017-04-18 07:01:48 AM  
This man has rights. Everybody take up the chant: "Blackmore's wives matter!"
 
2017-04-18 07:48:40 AM  

dambis: I don't think that polygamy by definition is wrong (neither polyandry) that being said it is mostly used with people who have been indoctrinated and used at a young age.


This.

There is nothing wrong with it in theory, but in practice it's pretty shiatty.
 
2017-04-18 08:24:56 AM  
I spent several summers in Creston, BC (a few miles north of Bountiful). I'd often see these women folk in town doing their shopping. It was kind of creepy when you understood what was going on behind the scenes.
 
2017-04-18 08:38:32 AM  

pueblonative: starsrift: Holy shiat, they're finally cracking down on the bigamists? They've been flouting the law for so long, we'd kind of figured they'd just keep going.

Doesn't bigamy imply that the wives didn't know about each other?


It's the safer way of going about it.

Egoy3k: dambis: I don't think that polygamy by definition is wrong (neither polyandry) that being said it is mostly used with people who have been indoctrinated and used at a young age.

This.

There is nothing wrong with it in theory, but in practice it's pretty shiatty.


Yeah, everything I've read about it has shown there's a lot of conflict and abuse to keep the situation under control as it were.  The first wife tends to dominate the others harshly, and each wife down the line gets the leftovers, and I'm not talking the hubby's time.  There's no way it's a loving environment for all the wives.  I won't disagree that the hubby doesn't care at all about them beyond a show piece he sleeps with.  Then the poor children who may get abused by another 'mother' because of the conflicts.
 
2017-04-18 08:46:06 AM  
It is not by accident that any  culture or religion that endorses having multiple wives is also the kind that thinks a woman having multiple husbands (at the same time) is a bad, evil, immoral thing because it creates confusion around paternity and that is somehow religiously sinful. Also that women's sexuality must be closely guarded and watched over even if it is the man that wants to keep multiple wives.

The only way to enable men having multiple wives in most circumstances is to ensure the women are brainwashed along to go along, or too young to know any better or both. The exemption being true polygamy where both are free to do the same.
 
2017-04-18 09:03:12 AM  

UsikFark: LindenFark: mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?

Because they often aren't. This is not that one guy at work who's part of a polyamourous trio. This is a cult that grooms brides from a young age. To get to 27 wives takes a constant intake of new blood. And like other cults, the dynamic between charismatic leader and worshippers is not healthy, and not always an informed choice.

Reminds me of the pseudo-mormon cult that got busted in Texas I think. It's disturbing.
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This guy is the northern branch of the Colorado City/Hilldale FLDS family tree.
 
2017-04-18 09:30:52 AM  

The Fark Filter: "polygyny"?  I'm pretty sure that's a slightly different thing than polygamy.
/giggity


Polygyny is the most common form of polygamy.  Polyandry is pretty rare.
 
2017-04-18 09:34:15 AM  

mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?


From in depth reports I've seen on Canadian news magazine shows, no, they are not all of age. Many shipped up here from the U.S. against their will too.

/hope he gets life
 
2017-04-18 09:55:00 AM  
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2017-04-18 09:56:40 AM  
If you marry underage girls, whether against their will or not, you go to jail.  Solution:  Don't marry them.  Age of consent is 16 in B.C. Canada, so as long as you're not married to them it's okay!

/I'll have a seat over there
 
2017-04-18 10:33:24 AM  
Build that wall, eh!
 
2017-04-18 10:37:52 AM  
Walks over and picks up his book of teachings and shows where it's ok, and surprisingly favors what he wants to do over the needs of anyone else...

... how convenient!
 
2017-04-18 10:42:41 AM  
An often overlooked part of the tragedy if these groups is the young men who get cast out to make way for these bastards to have their many wives. If he has 26 wives that leaves around 25 young guys who can never get married within the community. And diem of them just get shoved away from the only people a day way of life they have ever know.

There is no reason to have 26 wives except as an excuse.to be a pedo and keep marrying girls who are 13 or 14 to replace the ones hitting there later teenage years. Consider the numbers. This guy must be averaging a wedding every year or 18 months, unless he is into his 80s.
 
2017-04-18 12:01:15 PM  

mdb1407: As long as they are all of age and consenting, why does anyone care what this flock of morons is doing?


It's anti-social in a number of ways. In the immediate sense its reducing the number of avaliable women and, therefore, increasingthe number of unattached men, particularly young men. In the more long term sense, by increasing the average age of fatherhood it endangers the genetic future of society, ensuring sicker, dumber generations to come.

Add to this various trivialities like "of age and consenting" not really being a safe assumption.
 
2017-04-18 12:06:21 PM  

Persnickety Paladin: It is not by accident that any  culture or religion that endorses having multiple wives is also the kind that thinks a woman having multiple husbands (at the same time) is a bad, evil, immoral thing because it creates confusion around paternity and that is somehow religiously sinful. Also that women's sexuality must be closely guarded and watched over even if it is the man that wants to keep multiple wives.

The only way to enable men having multiple wives in most circumstances is to ensure the women are brainwashed along to go along, or too young to know any better or both. The exemption being true polygamy where both are free to do the same.


When political power is inherited from your parents paternal ambiguity can mean bloodshed on a massive scale and national destruction. Seems like a pretty solid reason to condemn something, religiously or otherwise.
 
2017-04-18 02:25:32 PM  
Please keep your cults and sects inside your country until it comes to a complete stop. Thank you for riding North America.
 
2017-04-18 04:03:42 PM  

Ned Stark: Persnickety Paladin: It is not by accident that any  culture or religion that endorses having multiple wives is also the kind that thinks a woman having multiple husbands (at the same time) is a bad, evil, immoral thing because it creates confusion around paternity and that is somehow religiously sinful. Also that women's sexuality must be closely guarded and watched over even if it is the man that wants to keep multiple wives.

The only way to enable men having multiple wives in most circumstances is to ensure the women are brainwashed along to go along, or too young to know any better or both. The exemption being true polygamy where both are free to do the same.

When political power is inherited from your parents paternal ambiguity can mean bloodshed on a massive scale and national destruction. Seems like a pretty solid reason to condemn something, religiously or otherwise.


Yes, but I did not say there was no reason. I said the way to enable the practice was to incorporate it into religion and morality.
 
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