On the topic of polygamy, I’ve recently become enamoured with HBO’s “Big Love.” It’s good enough that even a recent conservative christian review(on National Review, sorry no link) seemed to acknowledge that it was entertaining. Of course, the review also denounced the transparent attempt at normalizing non-traditional families, but still, it was unexpectedly even-handed about the show. Especially enjoyable are the regular Mormons who are OUTRAGED at the Mormon sects who still practice polygamy(because it makes them look bad). Bill Paxton is fantastic as the head of the household, mostly just because when he explains the “practice” he comes off as genuine and not corny or silly. I’d absolutely recommend the show (especially to Romney).
Oh, I admire the Mormons’ unwavering pursuit of virtue. I greatly dislike Romney’s tendency to shift around on the political spectrum in order to garner votes.
That’s what the joke’s about. I would rather have Mormons as neighbors than probably any other religion out there.
Allan, two of the Wives got HBO on the TV in order to watch the first season of Big Love. I caught parts of a couple of episodes, and a lot of the interactions were somewhat familiar, I do have to say (and the youngest wife was a hottie, too).
However, it was TV, and not that well written, in my opinion. It struck me as too soap-operaish. Elderwife and kitten liked the show, but not enough to keep HBO. My guess is that they’ll rent or buy the seasons on DVD if we desired to see it.
Of course, anything that makes poly look good or makes it more acceptible in peoples’ eyes is fine by me.
“I greatly dislike Romney’s tendency to shift around on the political spectrum in order to garner votes.”
Doesn’t that sorta cover the big 3 republican candidates? They’ve all become miraculously less liberal and more conservative on social issues almost overnight. They’ve also become somewhat less libertarian and embraced government control of morality…