andymatic saidWait a minute. This is a fictional representation of a sacrament. Fictional. As in it isn't really happening. It is fake. Faux. Just like any time artists show a person or society's private moments to illuminate, educate or entertain.
If their ceremony is a secret they aren't doing a very good job of keeping it a secret.
If they were smart they'd say 'NO our thing isn't ANYTHING like that thing there they got it totally wrong HURRAY we are still secret!' They are totally falling for the bait though because the mainstream Latter Days church doesn't condone polygamy. The church of the family portrayed on Big Love call themselves Mormons but they are a splinter group not recognized by the 'real' Mormons.
I think the best part of the episodes of Big Love that I've watched is it captures that ache that deeply spiritual people feel to be fully connected to their God. They aren't parading religious faith or piety - they are showing the crisis of faith that so many go through - in this case the fear that if you don't provide as many offspring to help perpetuate the Holy Father's mission then you are failing as a person. The complexity of managing a polygamous household to ensure prosperity across all dimensions. I find that deeply moving - not because I agree with it - but because I understand the fear of not meeting responsibilities and expectations.
"Just another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business."
What are you other examples? Same-sex marriage? Abortion? Oh wait.
I feel the family portrayed in Big Love, are the real Mormons, and the LDS of Salt Lake City are the splinter group, as the family in Big love, follow the Church as it was, on Mr Smiths death; Murder.
They split then because one side said the leadership goes to the Son of Mr Smith, and the Other side said no, it's a calling of God. Split. Brigham Young, and he too had many wives. But for Utah to be recognised as a state, they were forced to give up polygamy, albeit, it went under ground for many years.
I have two husbands!
I love Big love.