This is the eighty-second installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of Pat Robertson answering a question about polygamy.
Mr. Gerencser, why were my comments on other threads deleted?
As for the topic, yes. Absolutely. Polygamy is adultery. And worse than homosexuality
They weren’t. I have not deleted any of your comments. There were some duplicate comments, so I removed them.
I don’t typically delete comments. Not saying I never do, but rarely do so. At times, I don’t approve comments, using them instead as fodder for posts.
I’m Korean and Korea was one of many countries where polygamy used to be accepted. Kings were allowed to have dozens of wives in order to select a male heir from a large pool of sons because babies often died early back then.
A woman ranked somewhere between a man and a slave. They were required to marry and produce a male heir for the continuation of their husband’s bloodline. Even more so if the woman was married to a man who was the eldest son of his family. Failure to produce a male heir could lead to severe discipline from both the husband and the mother-in-law, who had immense disciplinary authority over the daughter-in-law.
In the days of my grandparents, half-siblings were common because wives and husbands were separated during the Korean War and remarried. Elderly Koreans reuniting with their families on the other side of the divide sometimes encountered half-siblings that they never knew about.
Nowadays, South Korea has one of the world’s lowest birth rates. People marry later in life and have 1-2 kids tops. Nowadays, people don’t really mind which gender the child is because so few people have kids.
So, Eliot, what’s wrong with homosexuality? If you are homosexual it’s a very natural thing. Polygamy/adultery are legal/moral issues and so are not comparable.
I’ve never met anyone who was gay, so I can’t really speak for them. But I’d imagine that many gays are very tormented and live in fear of being ostracized.
I’m in South Korea where military service is mandatory for men. I have read many stories of gay men being forced to hide their identities out of fear of being bullied and assaulted by homophobic peers.