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Haha! Mitt Romney-*One Man One Woman Definition of Marriage for 3000 years*

13 May 2012 at 12:41:10 PM

This made me laugh.

Andrew Sullivan calls what Mitt Romney said a lie.

"Ahem. His own family were ardent polygamists only a century ago — and went to Mexican colonies to escape US federal oppression of their version of marriage… For Romney to say that the definition of marriage has remained the same for 3,000 years is disproved by his own family. It's untrue. False. A lie."

I'm kind of curious how many wives each of his kin, from grandparents back, had.

Miles Romney-3 wives, fled to Mexico since polygamy was illegal in the US. From Orso Pratt Brown

The Mormons believed that the great mountains of the West would protect them from persecution and from hostility toward polygamy. Mormon men had begun taking "plural wives" after Smith said God told him to revive the Old Testament practice of polygamy.
      When Miles Park Romney turned 18, he followed instructions from Mormon leader Brigham Young that he find a wife. On May 10, 1862, Miles married a woman who would eventually bear him 10 children, Hannah Hood Hill. One month later, with Hannah pregnant, Miles left to perform church missionary duties in England for nearly 3 years.
      Two months after the marriage, on July 8, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an antibigamy act, which prohibited polygamy in Utah and the other territories. Miles believed strongly in the church's practices and was committed to his mission to bring converts to America. He laid out his beliefs in England in an article titled "Persecution."
      "Many, now, wonder why it is that we are so despised," Miles wrote. But Miles stood by his faith, writing that "from the earliest ages of the history of man, Truth and those who strictly adhere to its principles have been unpopular."
      Miles returned to Utah in October 1865, meeting his 2-year-old daughter for the first time. The family was poor, possessing a small cook stove, a bed, three chairs and a small table. Miles, a carpenter, bought land and built a two-room wooden house. Hannah became pregnant again, and a second daughter was born.
      "We were happy," Hannah recalled, in an autobiography written for her family when she was 80 years old. "We had two sweet little girls to bless our home and make it more happy and they bound us together in love and union."       Addition to marriage
      It was then, in 1867, that Miles P. Romney had a fateful meeting with Young.
      "Brother Miles P., I want you to take another wife," Young requested, according to Hannah's autobiography.
      Miles faced the choice of obeying U.S. law, under which polygamy was illegal, or the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He chose the church.
      Hannah was distraught.
      "I felt that was more than I could endure, to have him divide his time and affections," Hannah wrote later. "I," she wrote, "used to walk the floor and shed tears of sorrow. If anything will make a woman's heart ache, it is for her husband to take another wife, but I put my trust in my Heavenly Father and prayed and pleaded with him to give me strength to bear this great trial."
      Then Hannah performed her duty: She prepared a room for her husband's new wife, Caroline Lambourne. Hannah wrote, "I was able to live in the principle of polygamy and give my husband many wives."

So here's my question. If groups like Focus on the Family are now endorsing Mitt Romney, it must mean that they don't consider the Mormon religion to be a cult anymore. How long before they all start wearing magic underwear?

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