I find this interesting:
A long-awaited verdict in the trial of two Canadian religious leaders accused of polygamy is expected on Monday.
Winston Blackmore, 61, is accused of having 24 wives and his former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, is alleged to have married four women.
They are both former bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).
The landmark polygamy trial is expected to test the boundaries of religious freedom in Canada.
Polygamy is illegal under Section 293 of Canada’s Criminal Code.
On the one hand you have old, fat white men being prosecuted for having multiple wives. On the other you have puff-pieces in the NYT and Vice promoting polyamory and agitating for legal and societal recognition of the sleeping arrangements. If polygamy is illegal then the marriages are not valid, so how does this differ from polyamory?
Personally I find both situations rather unsavoury, but if Blackmore wants to avoid a 5-year jail sentence he ought to grow a goatee beard, stop eating until his arms take on a noodle-like girth, move to Brooklyn and start whining to journalists that people continually judge his lifestyle. I’m sure at least one of his 24 wives has a personality disorder of some sort, she could be shoved to the front along with her kids to get the liberals on board. Just get her to dye her hair green and wear an “I’m With Her” badge, she’ll be featured in a column within a week.