Monday, September 10, 2012

The Problem With Marriage


Questions and answers regarding the subject of marriage

Q. - Why is polygamy against the law in the United States?

Members of Joseph F. Smith's family
including his sons and daughters-- as
 well as their own spouses and children

A. - According to Wikipedia, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act (37th United States Congress, Sess. 2., ch. 126, 12 Stat. 501) was a federal enactment of the United States Congress that was signed into law on July 8, 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln. The act targeted the Mormon practice of plural marriage and therefore established monogamy as the law of the land.

Q. - Why are same-sex marriages prohibited in some states?

A. - Some religious denominations brand it as being a sin.

Q. What about separation of church and state?

A. The separation of church and state is the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. The degree of separation varies from total separation mandated by a constitution, to an official religion with total prohibition of the practice of any other religion.

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."
--Thomas Jefferson

Legality of same-sex marriage is currently determined by state law, not (yet) federal law, so eventual approval of such unions will be brought about by the slow but steady force of eradicating ignorance through proper education of the  nation's citizenry.



monogamy [muh-nog-uh-me]
- marriage with only one person at a time. Compare bigamy, polygamy.
- Zoology  the practice of having only one mate.



Bill O'Reilly

 Born Sep 10, 1949
Age: 62 years old.

William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, which is the most watched cable news television program on American television. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local television stations in the United States and eventually for CBS News and ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, he was anchor of the entertainment news program Inside Edition.

O'Reilly is the author of ten books.

Born Sep 10, 1929
Age: 82 years old.

Arnold Daniel Palmer is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King," he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. He is part of "The Big Three" in golf, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

Born Sep 10, 1934
Died July 04, 1997

Charles Kuralt was an American journalist. He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later as the first anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he held for fifteen years. Kuralt's "On the Road" segments were recognized twice with personal Peabody Awards.


I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
--Patrick J. Kennedy

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