Stating that the nation is changing in its attitudes toward what was formerly considered suspect behavior by “groups and individuals spurned by the majority,” a federal judge in Utah issued a ruling that struck down several parts of Utah law which prevent polygamy, reported the New York Times. Even though Federal Judge Clark Waddoups of United States District Court in Utah claimed it was difficult for him to come to his legal conclusion, he may be opening the door to multiple legal marriages in the state as well as the nation.
There is an apparent onerous movement that is seeping into the very fabric of the nation’s founding principles of behavior that is considered protected and what is simply against the founding conservative principles of the nation. Judge Clark Waddoups is headed in the same direction as other state and federal judges in granting and guaranteeing protection for behavior that stampedes over America’s conservatism.
You have to ask yourself what will be left for the nation when a federal judge like Waddoups decided that the language of the First Amendment which assures free exercise of religion means that certain Sharia influenced edicts which allow for marriage between young children, as it is permitted in certain Muslim countries is accepted in America.
Do you feel in your inner gut that the framers of the U.S. Constitution envisioned that a nation built upon Judeo-Christian values intended for a federal judge to grant permission and acceptance of Sharia law as a guiding religious practice in America’s courtrooms.
Think about what is actually occurring in Utah. This is one of the building blocks that are being put into place which will eventually enable America to become a secular nation, where anything that courts wants to classify as official religions become the norm, with the exception of Christian beliefs.
Read and closely examine what the federal ruling in Utah centers on. According to the New York Times, the case was brought by a star of a reality TV series called “Sister Wives.” The star, Kody Brown and his wives are members of the Apostolic United Brethren Church, which allegedly allows multiple wives.
The state of Utah’s law against polygamy was targeted by the Browns as an invasion of their freedom of association. The court agreed and cited a 2003 Supreme Court case, Lawrence v. Texas, stating, “unwarranted government intrusions into a dwelling or other private places” and “an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression and certain intimate conduct,” said the New York Times.
So where does that leave the Browns and for that matter all the others multiple wives and partner relationships that have been waiting in the wings?
According to the official ruling, he appeared to avoid the dicey decision of fully legalizing multiple marriages, “in the literal sense.” In effect if a person wants two or more wives in Utah, you may have to wait until the other legal ruling drops and the legal bar prohibiting two or more valid marriage licenses is considered a violation of the First Amendment.
In the age of Obama, it is not a matter of if it will happen, but when the door will be opened to legalizing multiple marriages. Is Sharia Law next?
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