The Final Episode of Big Love, the Goddess and Alternative Family

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NOTICE: This post has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A. and has been removed.I'd really like to write about HBO's Big Love, the final season of which is now out on dvd.But we're facing a world where my ability to write about such things becomes more perilous. My linking to something relating to intellectual property could harm Patheos under this law, and so Youtube music playlists, like the one I posted yesterday, would become a thing of the past.I can't physically make … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of Family.. On TV: Terisa Greenan, Sister Wives and Polyamorous Music

Back in October I caught the flu. The real deal. Influenza. I lay on my sofa, drooling on my pillow, shivering under blankets and watching reality tv. I am not generally a fan of reality tv. I tend to watch it on very rare occasions, but being sick, I decided to give Sister Wives a go.I watched the first two seasons straight through, broken up by naps and potty breaks. I expected I'd dislike Kody Brown and that I'd be generally annoyed by all the Mormon cheeriness. Instead, I saw a family … [Read more...]

The Children We Ignore

While the world is leaving the lights on for Caylee, plenty of other murdered children remain in the dark. They aren't white enough, middle-class enough, for the media to pay much attention to...Jadon Higganbothan was murdered by a cult leader, apparently for being "gay." His murder was certainly motivated by religious extremism. So many issues come to play in his murder: homeschooled children falling off the radar, racist doctrines, abusive polygamy and the apathy of modern … [Read more...]


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