CMN 3105: Lecture #11 Nov 5th 2013
How we treated polygamists in history▯ to exterminate them▯ is it really that bad to treat the women like
that when we were capable of murdering those who practiced this.
Joesph Smith 1830 doctrine of plural marriage
Morons were monogamous▯ the first time the leader present the idea of polygamy they were repulsed and
thought it was repugnant.
It took 10 years of persuasion to convince that the prophet was sane.
Same sex marriage and polygamy have similar histories of prosecution we jailed and killed them.
The second they started talking about plural marriage you would be killed▯ the state was obsessed with
People involved in polygamy are equated Female slavery
Theocracy polygamy was a religious cult
Christianity started as a death cult in its basis▯ quickly die and go to heaven
These women who were deemed “slaves” were allowed in Utah to vote and to hold office 50 years before
any other women because they were a protected religious body.
Famous case: Treyolds v United States 1879 in order to gain judicial support for polygamy.
The supreme court held the argument that polygamy as not protected by the first amendment.
1. has always been odious among the Northern and Western nations of Europe and [instead] was almost
exclusively a feature of Asiatic and African people.”
The court viewed polygamy as antirepublican
The courts decided to take everything away from the polygamists that they had▯ non entities.
Arbitrary words to argue
If its just plain harmful how can harmful