Thursday, August 10, 2006

Heather Has 2 Moms and 3 Dads

"PolyBoston" marched in the Boston Pride parade this past June. But for the most part, the polygamist/polyamorist activists are working behind the scenes. They know they have to keep things somewhat quiet until the public has totally accepted "homosexual marriage." Then the idea of group free-for-all "marriages" and "alternative domestic arrangements" won't seem at all shocking.

Are Americans so pummeled by "homosexual marriage" that they don't even care that polygamy and polyamory are poised to make the same demands for legal and educational recognition? Elizabeth Marquardt, author of recent book on the impact of divorce on children, reviews some of the behind-the-scenes push for "poly rights." See "
Two mommies and a daddy: The future of polygamy" (The Christian Century, July 25).

She points us to the
Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness, which writes: "UUPA defines polyamory as the philosophy and practice of loving or relating intimately to more than one other person at a time with honesty and integrity. UUPA is an independent organization, not affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association."

Marquardt also mentions the
Polyamory Society, whose web site has a page on Poly Children's education. (The language strikes us as very like what our Massachusetts government is now using to protect "GLBT teens.") The polyamorists seek to "create or expand public policies that serve the best interests of PolyChildren." The needs and rights of poly children must be protected! On what grounds can our public schools deny a place to the poly storybooks such as Heather has 2 Moms and 3 Dads, Homie the Cat and his Family, and The Magical Power of Mark's Many Parents. This is a "time of transition from the monogamously dominated paradigm to consensually open relationships integration into mainstream culture."

Get ready!