An African cardinal asks a good question: What about Communion for polygamists?

Jan 7, 2017 by

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald: Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we ought not to forget. If Westerners in irregular situations can receive Communion, are we to tell our polygamists & other “misfits” that they too are allowed?   Cardinal Napier...

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Islamic Polygamy Rapidly Expanding in the West

Dec 15, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: As Australia and the West becomes more and more dhimmified, we will see more and more sharia law being rolled out right under our noses. Thus we will see much more of things like polygamy being embraced – and paid for by the taxpayer. Indeed, it is happening already. The latest kerfuffle about Centrelink payments for multiple Muslim wives in Australia is not new by any means. I have been documenting this for quite some time now. Let me offer just a few...

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Marriage Registration amendment is ‘much needed’

Nov 7, 2016 by

from Christian Concern: Baroness Cox’s proposal to require registration of religious marriages will help protect vulnerable women and is a step in the right direction, says Christian Concern’s Islamic Affairs Director, Tim Dieppe. Baroness Cox has proposed an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill that would require all religious marriages to be legally registered. This would prevent polygamy, and grant legal protection to women in the marriage. Many Muslim women have testified that they...

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British Peer: Polygamy ‘Commonplace’ Within Muslim Communities in Britain

Oct 19, 2016 by

by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Polygamy is “commonplace” within Muslim communities in Britain, with husbands fathering as many as 20 children by four wives, a Peer has said. She has called for a change in the law so that Muslim women know their rights under British law not to be discriminated against. Although it has long been recognised that polygamy occurs in Muslim communities, it is typically seen as very rare. But in a statement delivered to a conference on Islam in the UK on Sunday,...

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Australia: Polygamy dating site is a warning: first same-sex marriage, next polygamy

Sep 6, 2016 by

by Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun: I warned Malcolm Turnbull and others of the Left that saying yes to same-sex marriage would make it hard to say no to polygamy. How could we say no to any three adults marrying once we’ve agreed to any two? A new dating site for Muslim polygamists suggests that argument is about to start. WOMEN of Australia, take a deep breath. Web entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala claims membership for his polygamist dating sites has soared to more than 100,000 members, amid reports...

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Italian Islamic leader wants legal recognition of polygamy

Aug 18, 2016 by

from Crux: Only months after Italy approved civil unions for lesbians and gays, a leader of the country’s Islamic community is using the move to argue for the civil recognition of polygamy. He also claimed that Pope Francis’ silence regarding his suggestion means that the pontiff has perhaps understood that it’s a “simple civil right” and a matter of equality. Hamza Piccardo is founder of the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy, an umbrella organization which represents most of Italy’s...

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