So you've got nice looking people with children holding signs that say things like "Families, not felons" and "My Dad is not a Criminal." Polygamists are acting like victims.
This is the same game plan that was used to legalize gay marriage.
It has been banned since the state was a territory, but the law often had a don't-ask-don't-tell quality about it. If you're an otherwise law-abiding man married to multiple women (and that's almost always the gender ratio), the state would mostly leave you alone. The ban was most often called into effect when officials prosecuted members of a controversial religious sect that engages in polygamy with underage girls.I love how they say they're stepping out of the shadows. That's verbiage right out of the playbook the left has used to normalize illegal immigration.
But reality TV may have changed all that. In 2010, TLC's cameras sought to humanize a family of polygamists in their hit show "Sister Wives." The show's characters -- and its success -- threw the ban's future up in the air. It has has spent the past few years being litigated in court, and as a result, this week Utah's Republican-controlled state legislature is trying to reinstate it.
That's causing some controversy among polygamists. Nearly 150 of them and their supporters came out of the shadows this week and onto the steps of the state capitol to protest the law. Many argued that Utah is trampling on their civil liberties and trying to demonize their religious and life choices.
1) Call yourself victims
2) Label opponents "haters"
3) Watch media eviscerate opponents.
4) Watch opponents flee.
Hey, remember when folks argued that if you legalize gay marriage, polygamy was next. It was mockingly called "the slippery slope" argument. The thud you just heard was the bottom of that slope.