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men forcing women into cults

What can be done about religious cults where a guy has alot of wives? Should the law step in? What can it do?

Hmmm.. I say it's a relgion, no one is being hurt, let them do as they please and please who they do...

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But isn't it bigamy?

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yeah... and?

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yeah... and?

It's against the law.

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And people are being hurt.  If you read the news you see regular stories about how underaged girls are forced into these marriages and suffer abuse.

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That doesn't mean everyone who is in one ends up like that. Sometimes domestic violence happens a "normal" woman-man marriage, that doesn't mean there is something wrong with every relationship like that.

And are you talking about polygamy or bigamy?

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That doesn't mean everyone who is in one ends up like that. Sometimes domestic violence happens a "normal" woman-man marriage, that doesn't mean there is something wrong with every relationship like that.

And are you talking about polygamy or bigamy?

Both are illegal in the U.S.

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It's legal in some places

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It's legal in some places

Your kidding me. Where in the U.S. is it legal?

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it should be allowed if everyone has given their consent, nobody is getting hurt, and they aren't pushing their beliefs on everyone else. i personally detest organize religion but to each his own.  :P

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It's legal in some places

Your kidding me. Where in the U.S. is it legal?

I guess I don't actually mean it's legal...more like they won't be arrested for practicing it.  You'd probably have to talk to someone more knowledgable than me if you want facts.
It's not like they'll give you a legal double marriage or anything, but no one is going to arrest you if you have "wives" that are recognized by a church.
I still don't know why polygamy is illegal.

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but they are being forced into it. But that's interesting your saying religion is behind it.I was thinking as a law matter. I admit religion does get into things but on this one I didn't think so.

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Well that's not really the same thing...being forced into it isn't right, but some women don't mind these arrangements.  It's a cultural thing

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Well that's not really the same thing...being forced into it isn't right, but some women don't mind these arrangements.  It's a cultural thing

Some women even prefer these situations. I personally think the government needs to keep their noses out of marriage.

Of course for any woman to be forced into a marriage or who is being abused it is WRONG. But I don't think that polygamy it's self is to blame.

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By the way bigamy is different than polygamy and I think is very wrong. In bigamy the wives don't know about each other. In polygamy all partners give concent.

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It is against the law but only from a legal viewpoint.  If they are going around acting like they are all together or whatever, then they arent going to get tried in court.  It really only becomes an issue when someone tries to deceive the legal system and receive legal benefits from marriage with more than one person.

::)  I think usually they have like their 'main spouse' anyways, so that could be the spouse who is legally married.

If you suspect the cult is seriously breaking the law, IMO, speak with whomever you know in the cult and try to convince them to turn them in, or if you are pretty sure they are doing something awful you could call the police yourself.  Most groups that are considered 'cults' (its sorta gotten a negative connotation I think) are decent though.  :)

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I'd like to remind everyone that there are members of this board who belong to the particular group which has been deemed a "cult" in this thread, so please remember to be respectful.

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I'd like to remind everyone that there are members of this board who belong to the particular group which has been deemed a "cult" in this thread, so please remember to be respectful.

Thank's JH, I was gonna mention something to that effect. Just because a religion is different than yours doesn't qualify it as a 'cult'

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I'd like to remind everyone that there are members of this board who belong to the particular group which has been deemed a "cult" in this thread, so please remember to be respectful.

Thank's JH, I was gonna mention something to that effect. Just because a religion is different than yours doesn't qualify it as a 'cult'

Or every religion can be deemed a cult.

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just because things are illegal, doesnt necessarily mean they are wrong

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