AZ Republic selectively redefines marriage

The local newspaper has once again gotten its dander up on the topic of marriage. This time it is not carping about family owned bakeries, florists, wedding photographers or pizzerias whose religious views cause them to decline serving same sex ceremonies —- making the small businesses ripe targets for ruinous lawsuits. 

Editorialists at the Arizona Republic have set their sights on the FLDS a fundamentalist polygamous sect which broke away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) over a hundred years ago. It operates out of a small, one-school town in Mohave County now known as Colorado City. Back in the 1950’s then-Gov. Howard Pyle made headlines after authorizing state police and National Guard raids on the town when it was known as Short Creek.

The newspaper has swung into high gear headlining an editorial “Polygamous town an affront to justice.” 

Make no mistake, Seeing Red AZ is not onboard with numerous wives allowed in patriarchal polygamous societies. Multiple spouses do not constitute our idea of marriage. Polyandry, where women have multiple husbands falls into that same unacceptable category, as do deplorable forced marriages and child brides in Colorado City.

Yet as  marriage is redefined, we witness the unprecedented spectacle of “anything goes” simultaneous trio and quintet egalitarian “marriages” as evidenced by these reported in Brazil, and the Netherlands.

For the Arizona Republic, which glorifies the redefinition of marriage when it involves same-sex couples —- declaring the concept of family has evolved —- to editorialize about the lawlessness presented by polygamy is beyond disingenuous.

The newspaper has toiled tirelessly to create this reckless affront to traditional moral principles. It can’t have it both ways.


8 Responses to AZ Republic selectively redefines marriage

  1. American Dad says:

    Excellent point! SRAZ has nailed it again. Redefining marriage has consequences.

  2. Kimball says:

    Homosexuality, which has morphed into simply being “gay,” is deviancy. The liberal media, Hollyweird‘s movies, Broadway productions and the incessant programming that comes into American homes with comedies and even cartoons have all conspired to make it acceptable. Madonna French kisses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and the imbecilic public applauds. School children are taught from the earliest ages that there are different types of families and homosexuals ones are no different than those with a mother and father. Teachers read to kindergartners from books with titles such as “Heather has two Mommies.” . Home Depot and other major companies fund the deviancy that is the Fulton Street Parade in San Francisco.. This is what we are up against.

  3. Anthem Al says:

    The Arizona Republic has a homosexual as the Senior VP of News & Audience Development. That obviously factors into the paper’s slanted coverage. “Gay” sites trumpeted his hiring:

  4. MacBeth says:

    Good post, but you omitted the latest sexual lunacy that must be embraced. Transgenderism is all the rage. Now young children barely out of diapers are allowed to change their sexual identity by their nutty parents. Here a five year old girl is being raised as a boy:

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s 8-year-old daughter Shiloh is now being called Peter and dressed and accepted as their son. .

  5. jon jensen says:

    Do any of you know why marriage was invented? It was to divide up property of the nobility.

    • Justin says:

      I’ve read your previous comments and wondered why someone with your political bent would be a regular on this conservative site. My question is clearly answered as you quote Communist Frederick Engels, who collaborated with fellow travelers Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx.

      Engels wrote “The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State,” in which he speculated that monogamy wasn’t practiced until such time as economic growth led to the existence of private property….property which wasn’t simply needed for subsistence existence of a tribe…..private property was property which could be privately owned, and passed down through inheritance. 

      You’ve outed your liberal self with your skewed hypothesis.

      • jon jensen says:

        I noticed you didn’t say it was untrue. Communism is dead and socialism is evolving into non exploitive capitalism. It turned out as bad as general motors was it worked better then government ownership. Though unlike general motors government has a hard time going out of business! I own a business so if I am a communist I would have to shoot myself!

  6. SmallGovt. says:

    You have to wonder that if its ok for same sex couples to marry, why would the law eventually not say polygamy with multiple men or women might also be condoned?

    This is a question the needs to be asked to the proponents of Gay is OK!