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Jan 28th 2013 4:23PM "Powerful Mormons" is misleading. There is molly-coddling, but it's by federal and state officials who are responsible to prosecute the shadowy and slippery polygamists. Yes, many, if not most, of those officials in in the intermountain west are Latter-day Saints just because it's the single biggest denomination in the region. But there is no institutional or cultural sympathy among Mormons for the men who claim to live some supposed higher law by taking more than one "wife." It's adultery, is usually accompanied by fraud and abuse, is condemned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is notoriously difficult to prosecute.
Apr 4th 2012 4:23PM Thank you for this, Dave and Amy. I appreciate your perspective.
Jan 30th 2012 12:59PM Thanks for this true-to-life article, Dave. It is true that an FSO is required to report, on a government form, any foreigner with whom he is having a "romantic and/or sexual relationship." They handed me the form at the Embassy in Manila. With a mind to saving paperwork, I just filled in the blank with "All the women in the Philippines."