25 Julio 2017 15:04
Canada's law against polygamy has got the two men in a sticky situationIf you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, you’ll know that, at times, it’s really fucking hard. Fighting; sexual dry patches; intermittent boredom and a wandering eye. Well, imagine having those problems 30-times over, because two Canadian men have just been found guilty of polygamy for having 30 wives between them, and literally, hundreds of kids. Although, to be fair, they probably won’t be experiencing much of the relationship plateaus because making multiple partners happy must keep their hands - among other things - busy. The two former leaders of an isolated community in British Columbia, Canada, Winston Blackmore, 60, and James Oler, 53, were convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Blackmore, who must have some seriously strong swimmers, shares a staggering 145 children with 25 wives, while Oler is married to five women, and the number of his children is unknown. The pair are members and previous leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a Mormon sect that has its main base along the Utah-Arizona border in the US. Blackmore and Oler were prosecuted as part of an investigation that was opened in early 1990s by the provincial government.
One of the core beliefs of this breakaway Mormon community is ‘celestial’ marriage (only for men, of course), and Blackmore has never denied being married to more than one woman as part of his religious lifestyle. ‘I’m guilty of living my religion and that’s all I’m saying today because I’ve never denied that,’ he told reporters after the verdict. ‘Twenty-seven years and tens of millions of dollars later, all we’ve proved is something we’ve never denied. I’ve never denied my faith. This is what we expected.’ Canadian law states that the maximum punishment Blackmore and Oler can receive is up to five years in prison, and they will be sentenced in future court hearings. Bitten off more than they can chew, perhaps?
Canadian religious leader with 25 wives charged with polygamy https://t.co/kzGsu3jYd9— The Independent (@Independent) 25 de julio de 2017