If you didn't hear about it, the children of polygamists
held a rally in Salt Lake City last weekend, defending their families' illegal life-style and trying to dispel misconceptions about polygamy.
Does anyone else feel that their plight is similar to ours? Consider the following. The caricature and/or abusive polygamists get most mainstream media attention. Most people with opinions about polygamy have never met a polygamists. Most people learn about polygamy from non-polygamists. Finally the basis of anti-polygamists' stand against polygamy is a moral/religious condemnation, which they then justify through questionable claims. Such as polygamy leads to child abuse, forced marriage, tax evasion, embezzlement, etc.
Now, consider that the media also often focuses on the caricature homo. Many anti-gays haven't met gays, and they learn about gays from other straights. And they often justify their anti stance by claiming homosexuality leads to child abuse, infidelity, STDs, drug addiction, pedophilia, etc.
My liberal ears perk up anytime that I hear people say that something is just "wrong", because I've been on the receiving end of that "wrong" for too long. The irony is that this "wrong" is something that the mormon created, themselves. Thoughts?