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2021-10-15 12:00:54 PM  
How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?
 
2021-10-15 2:07:53 PM  
What is Mississippi?

I'll take "Potent Potables" for $500...
 
2021-10-15 2:08:20 PM  
Christian morals. News at 11.
 
2021-10-15 2:08:56 PM  

giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?


Ummmm, this is not a problem unique to america

Its a worldwide issue. Especially India
 
2021-10-15 2:09:43 PM  
Stop talkin' bad about my wife.  She's my twin sister, and I will defend her like any brother would.

Wait ... some weirdo is marryin' children they ain't even related to?!
 
2021-10-15 2:10:59 PM  
FTA: Chloe, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her daughter

Yet NBC has her picture with the article....
 
2021-10-15 2:11:21 PM  

johnphantom: Christian morals. News at 11.


Fundie morals.
 
2021-10-15 2:13:10 PM  

lifeslammer: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

Ummmm, this is not a problem unique to america

Its a worldwide issue. Especially India


Yea, but the numbers cited were just in the US.

If you add in the countries where the marriage traditions involves kidnapping the bride, it's going to be higher.
 
2021-10-15 2:14:34 PM  
I cannot, for the life of me, imagine wanting to be married to a teenager.
 
2021-10-15 2:14:36 PM  
Two archaic traditions in action here.

Tradition 1) Women are ready to bear children long before the legal age of majority and should be married off as soon as possible.   And traditionally, that is what we do.

Tradition 2) A wedding is a legal transfer of property (that being the bride) to a man.   We have forgone the tradition of dowries, but have not forgone the tradition of "legitimate" children.

There are no illegitimate children.   We can do away with marrying teenagers and still enforce paternity.   Age of consent laws should be about differences in age.

And if your 15 year old daughter is dating a 22 year old, something is farking wrong with you.
 
2021-10-15 2:15:00 PM  

Oneiros: lifeslammer: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

Ummmm, this is not a problem unique to america

Its a worldwide issue. Especially India

Yea, but the numbers cited were just in the US.

If you add in the countries where the marriage traditions involves kidnapping the bride, it's going to be higher.


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2021-10-15 2:15:03 PM  
Checks article.... Of course it's Idaho mentioned first.
 
2021-10-15 2:15:28 PM  
Sick tag away on a forced marriage
 
2021-10-15 2:15:35 PM  

HawkEyes: I cannot, for the life of me, imagine wanting to be married to a teenager.


No shiat.  I can barely stand being in the same room with them.
 
2021-10-15 2:15:57 PM  
Yeah, you shouldn't be able to get married until at least 25 and the word for a full grown adult that wants to marry a 16 year old is "pedophile".
 
2021-10-15 2:16:23 PM  

giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?


Remember when Roy Moore ran for senate and it came out that he was banned from several places for trying to pick up and date 14 year Olds? Then the defense that came out was "well.....Mary was 14 when she had Jesus."
 
2021-10-15 2:16:57 PM  
FTA: "He had researched it," said Chloe, who was 16 at the time of the wedding and had convinced her mom to consent to the marriage. "He told me, 'This is what we need to do. And if we don't and I go to jail, it's going to be all your fault.'"

I'd put $10 on him being the one who refused to use a condom.  But I'm sure that, in his mind, that's her fault too.
 
2021-10-15 2:16:58 PM  

giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?


My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.
 
2021-10-15 2:17:28 PM  
Jeez, I figured they were talking about Boko Haram.

/the US is a hole.
 
2021-10-15 2:17:50 PM  

lifeslammer: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

Ummmm, this is not a problem unique to america

Its a worldwide issue. Especially India


Yeah, also just north of the Mediterranean there is a continent called Europe you should look into. There are plenty of German perverts legally banging a 14 year at this very moment.
 
2021-10-15 2:18:13 PM  

webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.


How old were you?
 
2021-10-15 2:18:20 PM  
The local university here is in the midst of a scandal due to a professor's blog that states, amongst other things, that a man should marry a girl as close to 16 years old as possible as her beauty and value diminsih quickly. He's been placed on leave, but people are pretty upset. He's a Mormon, is you were wondering.
 
2021-10-15 2:20:05 PM  

lifeslammer: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

Ummmm, this is not a problem unique to america

Its a worldwide issue. Especially India


I'm sure it is, but perhaps we should sort our own laundry before taking the moral high ground with other countries.
 
2021-10-15 2:20:22 PM  

webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.


There are Romeo and Juliet exemptions for a reason. Well, assuming you weren't 30 and she was 15.
 
2021-10-15 2:20:38 PM  

webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.


How old were you?
 
2021-10-15 2:20:51 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Jeez, I figured they were talking about Boko Haram.

/the US is a hole.


Think whiter shade of pale.
 
2021-10-15 2:21:04 PM  

Rent Party: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

How old were you?


Just turned 20. She was 16 going on 17.
 
2021-10-15 2:21:15 PM  

CFitzsimmons: The local university here is in the midst of a scandal due to a professor's blog that states, amongst other things, that a man should marry a girl as close to 16 years old as possible as her beauty and value diminsih quickly. He's been placed on leave, but people are pretty upset. He's a Mormon, is you were wondering.


One of their founders leader's name was Bring'em Young, after all.
 
2021-10-15 2:22:48 PM  

webct_god: Rent Party: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

How old were you?

Just turned 20. She was 16 going on 17.


A year shy of the 'half your age plus seven' rule.  I'm calling the police now.
 
2021-10-15 2:23:05 PM  
As a 50 year old male... This seems like an easy way to adopt a girl out of a bad family environment.  Unless they're demanding a marriage ceremony they can attend, but faking that would probably still be faster and less expensive than adoption.
 
2021-10-15 2:23:07 PM  

Subtonic: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

There are Romeo and Juliet exemptions for a reason. Well, assuming you weren't 30 and she was 15.


Laws based upon a story in which a 13 year old and a 17 year old have a three day fling that leaves six people dead? Our legal system is mighty messed up.
 
2021-10-15 2:24:04 PM  
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2021-10-15 2:24:23 PM  
oh neat.. another legendary thread just took a somewhat predictable turn.
 
2021-10-15 2:24:24 PM  

aungen: Stop talkin' bad about my wife.  She's my twin sister, and I will defend her like any brother would.

Wait ... some weirdo is marryin' children they ain't even related to?!


Hey, if anyone is gon' marry my sister is gonna be ME!
 
2021-10-15 2:25:22 PM  

Subtonic: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

There are Romeo and Juliet exemptions for a reason. Well, assuming you weren't 30 and she was 15.


The law in the state we were in was a limit of a three year difference. We are three years and a month apart.

That extra month made me a child molester unless I got married.

Stupid laws are stupid.
 
2021-10-15 2:26:04 PM  
Paging Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent to the white courtesy telephone.
 
2021-10-15 2:26:25 PM  

Marcos P: johnphantom: Christian morals. News at 11.

Fundie morals.


Hate to tell you, but a large part of the Bible is about marriage.
 
2021-10-15 2:27:03 PM  

CFitzsimmons: Subtonic: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

There are Romeo and Juliet exemptions for a reason. Well, assuming you weren't 30 and she was 15.

Laws based upon a story in which a 13 year old and a 17 year old have a three day fling that leaves six people dead? Our legal system is mighty messed up.


It's just a convenient term everyone would get. It's closer to 17yo with an 18yo. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of age of consent laws around the country and the world.

Um... You should probably ignore that last part.
 
2021-10-15 2:27:03 PM  

Subtonic: webct_god: Rent Party: webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.

How old were you?

Just turned 20. She was 16 going on 17.

A year shy of the 'half your age plus seven' rule.  I'm calling the police now.


Already raised my kids and have been married to the same person for decades... You'd be doing me a favor.
 
2021-10-15 2:28:01 PM  
It's always fun to see who tries to "bandwagon" pedophilia and statutory rape. Logical fallacy thy name is conservative...or christian....or republican.
 
2021-10-15 2:28:58 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: I'm sure it is, but perhaps we should sort our own laundry before taking the moral high ground with other countries.

You brought up other countries. Nobody else did.
 
2021-10-15 2:29:43 PM  
She's just upset that TLC cancelled their reality series after only 3 episodes.  Sorry, but what part of "Throw the drink in his face" didn't you understand?

/aisle seat please
 
2021-10-15 2:30:03 PM  

Avery614: It's always fun to see who tries to "bandwagon" pedophilia and statutory rape. Logical fallacy thy name is conservative...or christian....or republican.


Mostly what I'm seeing is the usual gang of MRA idiots.
 
2021-10-15 2:31:19 PM  
Tag should be "horrific" rather than strange. 9 times out of 10 it's a "Christian" parent who doesn't want the stain of an unwed teen mother in their family so are happy to consent to the marriage -- even when the daughter doesn't want to. Even when the pregnancy is the result of the girl being raped by the man she's now being forced to marry. Other times, these girls are "throw-aways" whose parents are glad to shove them off on somebody else to care for them" Mama dies, daddy's new wife doesn't want the child from his first marriage. Things like that. It's horrible.
 
2021-10-15 2:31:43 PM  

Rent Party: Tradition 2) A wedding is a legal transfer of property (that being the bride) to a man.


TFA:
Diamond, who is a Democrat, said he opposed the measure because he believes that parents want the right to enter their children into marriage.

Creeeepy
 
2021-10-15 2:31:51 PM  
marriage shouldn't be legal for anyone under 30.

think of the money that would be saved on marriage books, seminars and divorce attorneys.
 
2021-10-15 2:33:52 PM  

webct_god: giantmeteor: How much do you want to bet that the backwards morans marrying teenagers are the same idiots who think Bill Clinton is running a child sex ring in the basement of a beltway pizza shop? What the fark is actually wrong with America?

My wife was underaged when we married because she was pregnant. Been happily married ever since. I won't say how long, but we have adult children now.

I guess I should been sent to prison instead of caring for my kids.


I checked in the Bible and the correct solution was for you to marry her older sister, pay her dad five chickens.  Won't mention the slave exchange cause that's hurtful.   The pregger gets the abortion drink.  Either causes her to spit out a dead kid or her chest explodes. If the latter happens, I can explain that.  Be sure to bury her standing cause she's gonna have another chestal explosion.  Facing down range.  It'll be a biggie.

Now, you gotta knock out four kids with the sister.  Five's right out.  Three if only to pause before going on to four.   One of the kids go to the Romans.  A girl will replace the sister if her chest explodes.  Will be her "you know what" if her chest didn't explode.  And the other two are yours to do whatever you want with.  They can't do stand up comedy or convert to pagans.  Not theirs.
 
2021-10-15 2:34:01 PM  
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Warren Jeffs and his ilk of religious nutjobs are more than willing to keep this tradition going..
Using religious bullshat to do nothing more than keep their repressive and backward "culture" going.
And It's not just Mormons.. A lot of Christian fundies promote this too! Look at the nutbag "Quiverfull"
people..That's pretty much Mormonism without the magic underwear.. The "traditional family values"
mean that girls are pretty much obliged to be nothing more than submissive slaves and baby making machines
to a patriarchy of ignorant a-holes...They want this country to be 1874 again..When gun toting idiots
keep "those people" in their place, and the women stayed out on the ranch and took care of the brood
of kids and made sure the manfolk had sammiches..
 
2021-10-15 2:34:28 PM  

jaytkay: a_room_with_a_moose: I'm sure it is, but perhaps we should sort our own laundry before taking the moral high ground with other countries.
You brought up other countries. Nobody else did.


Yah. Wait! No I didn't. Go find your brain. It's likely in the last place you shat.
 
2021-10-15 2:35:24 PM  

tom baker's scarf: marriage shouldn't be legal for anyone under 30.


at all.

No more marriages. Only because it's a pain the ass to get a divorce.
 
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