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|Part 1||Contemporary Polygamy in America|
|The Underpinnings of Mormon Polygamy||21|
|Contemporary Mormon and Christian-based Polygamy||25|
|Prosecution of Polygamy||31|
|Religious Freedom or Freedom to Exploit?||36|
|Polygamy Beyond Utah and Mormons||39|
|The Current Legal Maze||42|
|The Lure of Polygamy and Other Fundamentalism||45|
|The Oppression of Women and Abuse of Children||48|
|Part 2||The Women Who Escaped|
|About the Artist||233|
Posted November 17, 2006
It is hard to believe that this can go on in America, but it does. Polygamy is a system that is set up for problems. It can cause jealousy and infighting in a family where the children of one mother will often jostle for power over the children of another. It can cause friction between the women who are vying for the husband's attention. I'm appalled at the young age of these girls who are put into forced marriages -- often to husbands old enough to be their fathers or grandfathers. I am also appalled at the fact that these men can have so many wives and children and yet refuse to support them. The instances of polygamy in the Old Testament show that the husbands of these plural wives provided for and cared for their families. The type of polygamy shown in this book is totally unBiblical. (In fact, the New Testament seems to repudiate polygamy, but that's another story.) Although this mostly deals with the plight of the girls, it also shows young boys being victimized, too. Hopefully, something will happen to break the back of this very bad system.
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Posted February 25, 2011
excellent, riveting, the women have great courage and will to change in their lives what they know is not the love of god but the wishes of insanity.....their fathers, their so called prophets and all men of fundamental mormonsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2009
This is a look into Polygamy and the shameful victimization that goes with it. It is well written and hard to put down. It is shocking that this goes on in the U.S.A. in the 2000's.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book made me angry! I wonder why the wrath of God has not been poured out upon those men who practice plural marriages! Too many of these stories ended up with no hope for the "survivor". This is not a book for children! How people get away with this stuff in this day and age is unconstitutional! What these women have gone thru makes waterboarding look easy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 13, 2008
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