Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Mormons are NOT polygamists in Utah or anywhere else. As far as the legality of polygamy I don't know how they keep from getting prosecuted. The guy I work for only has one wife as do all the other men I've met but thier fathers have multiple wives. They own several coal mines and 5 ranches among other businesses so they probably own a few congressmen too. They also only marry women that are legal adults unrelated to them so there is no political capital in prosecuting them.
I grew up in a Mormon community, but my family nor am I Mormon, none of the families I knew were polygamists either. They may of had 12+ children though.
We are spending the winter in Texas and I know of a family who is polygamist. They do exist, and and live in the USA. This family however spends most of their time in Mexico working a ranch with no electricity, plumbing or phone....however it is legal for them to live there.
Do I agree, no...but to each their own.... I think one woman is hard to keep happy let alone several!