VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two top leaders of the controversial polygamous sect in Bountiful, B.C., have been arrested and charged with practising polygamy. B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal confirmed that Winston Blackmore and James Oler were arrested Wednesday. Oppal said Blackmore is alleged to be married to 20 women, while Oler is accused of committing polygamy by being married to two women. “This has been a very complex issue,” he told The Canadian Press. “It’s been with us for well over 20 years. The problem has always been the defence of religion has always been raised.”… (Source)
It was to be expected. The unwillingness of our society to draw lines on sexual morality has brought us to this point. When the homosexual “marriage” issue was in the fore half a dozen years ago critics said next it will be polygamy. They were right. Four successive attorney generals in BC had refused to lay charges against the leaders of the Mormon community at Bountiful because they rightly feared they would loose in court under the freedom of religion provision in the Charter of Rights. Mormon leader Blackmore is such a religious man that he can’t help adding more 15-year-old girls to his harem, I mean family, and having them collect government benefits as single moms even though he is a millionaire. While the provincial and federal parliaments are not yet ready to vote in polygamy our unelected judges probably are. The case will likely go all the way to the Supreme Court. We are quickly moving toward a society that accepts polymorphous sexual relationships of any type. Already our wonderful Supreme Court has legalized public orgies with its decision about a “swingers” nightclub in Montreal (Where the judges moved from their maliable “community standard of tolerance” criteria to “no harm or risk of harm” to the individuals or the proper functioning of society. Whatever!) And unbeknownst to most Canadians your government already gives some benefits to polygamous widows so long as the marriages occurred outside the country. It is an open secret that there are many Muslim men with multiple wives in Canada. The wives are listed as single-mothers (you pay them benefits) and when asked the children often refer to their dads as “uncles.” – Fr. Elijah.
And speaking of Muslim men, the good Cardinal of Lisbon has some frank words for Portuguese women….
Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, the Latin Rite Patriarch of Lisbon since 1998, has warned Catholic women not to marry Muslim men. “Be careful with love. Think twice before marrying a Muslim, think seriously because it brings loads of hassle– and even Allah can’t say where all that will end,” he said. The cardinal added, “You can only dialogue with someone who is willing to dialogue. With our Muslim brothers, for example, dialogue is very difficult.” (Source)