Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Religious Right was Right!

They predicted as soon as we allow same sex marriages then there was going to be polygamy with a man having 2 or more wives. It figures it would happen in Massachusetts since that is the only state where same sex marriages are legal:

A small-town judge who has three wives should not be removed from the bench because his private behavior has not tarnished the office he holds, the judge's attorney told the Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Judge Walter Steed was found to be a polygamist by the state's Judicial Conduct Commission, and the panel issued an order seeking his removal from the bench in February.

Wait a minute...this is Utah!
Steed legally married his first wife in 1965, according to court documents. The second and third wives were married -- or "sealed" as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints refers to it -- to him in religious ceremonies in 1975 and 1985. The three women are sisters.
Whoa! This guy is a Mormon just like our Governor Romney and same sex marriages only went into effect in 2004????? How can this be? That's right, the Bible says that a man can have many wives, foolish me. Well, anyhow, bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah punishable by up to five years in prison, so this guy is definitely going to prison:

In court Wednesday, the justices focused on two issues: whether Steed's conduct
impugns the judicial office and whether he should be removed from the bench if
he has not been criminally tried and convicted of bigamy.

Both the Utah attorney general and the Washington County prosecutor have declined to prosecute Steed.

Ah, one again, special rights for heterosexuals. BTW, Utah passed Amendment 3 in November 2004 banning same sex couples from getting married. It says marriages are between a man and a woman (notice that they didn't put in how many women!) It seems he had one "legal" marriage and two more spiritual marriages.


Anonymous said...

Any one catch the Daily Show last night?...the crazy guy from Article 8 was on there and he looked like such a doofus! He couldn't answer one question. If you didn't catch it, it will be repeated today at 2PM & 8PM EST on comedy central. Also, the clip will be posted on their web site in the next day or so.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked that there is no mention on the Article 8 site of this important television appearance by Brian Camenker!

A very good segment on gay marriage in Mass. - I caught the 2PM EST replay. Watch at 8PM if at all possible!!!

Anonymous said...

it was quite embarassing for them. I don't think they want to publicize it.