Polygamy

Guests: Howard Berkes NPR's Correspondent in Utah Irwin Altman Professor of Psychology, University of Utah Author Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society (Cambridge University Press, 1996) Tom & Linda Green Practicing polygamists Tens of thousands of people in the US, including many in Utah, practice polygamy. They believe that God ordained that men should take several wives. The belief stems from the ancient teachings of the Mormon church, but the church says it abandoned plural marriage and the state of Utah made it illegal more than a century ago. Join guest host Lynn Neary for a discussion with members of a polygamous family about their beliefs and lifestyle.

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