Brethren, Peace be with you.
This, according to Aleteia.org:
On Wednesday, Federal Judge Clark Waddoups finalized his December order striking down a key part of Utah’s statute banning the practice of bigamy.
Kody Brown, his four “wives” and their 17 children are Lehi, Utah, residents and members of the Apostolic United Brethren, a fundamentalist Mormon sect that continues to practice polygamy, which in 1890 was formally eschewed by the official Mormon Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). That decision was critical to the recognition of the Utah territory as an American state in 1896. The ban on polygamy is written into both the Utah Constitution and statutory law...Read the whole thing here.
Commentary. Defenders of same-sex "marriage" denied repeatedly that their quest to redefine marriage would have any effect whatsoever on the institution of marriage itself, that their quest would actually expand, not redefine the institution of marriage in our country. They accused us of fear-mongering and worse. They got their way around the country, due in part to the acquiescence of a Federal judiciary completely ungrounded and out of control.
By now you they were lying and we were telling the truth. The institution of marriage has now become fair game for activist judges bent on applying pseudovalues to such a delicate matter, the sovereign right of the people as expressed to many a vote and referendum notwithstanding.
The institution of marriage may have been in trouble due to the indifference of people whose marriage vows were worth nothing. However, the solution was to strengthen a culture of life and family, not to attack it by destroying the basic institutions of society that gave shape to the latter.
Thanks a lot, #SSM agitators and propagandists. We are all about to share in the consequences of the evil you have brought us.