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How do YOU feel about it?

I concur, this town is taking a moral stand that all should follow
 1 (2.8%)
I disagree, living in sin is my Constitutional right!
 35 (97.2%)
I'm not sure, they may have pledged themselves to Jesus and be living in celibacy
 0 (0%)

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2006, 07:35:17 PM »
they are doing this not just for moral issues. it also has to do with discouraging polygamists from settling there. there has been a long standing feud between Missouri and the FLDS (fundamentalist latter day saints) since Joseph Smith and his followers settled in the area. Joseph Smith believed that the Garden of Eden was located in Missouri and that Saints (Mormons) had the right to that land to prepare for Christ's return. This led to mob killings and a massacre of Mormons in 1838. Some fundamentalists still believe it is their duty to move to Missouri. I am fairly certain that this is not only a jab at unmarried couples, but to polygamists, who have wives that they are only "spiritually" married to.

sorry for the longwinded post. i am in the middle of reading "under the banner of heaven"

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2006, 01:34:20 AM »
Wow, I'm in the minority. 

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2006, 11:44:42 PM »
they are doing this not just for moral issues. it also has to do with discouraging polygamists from settling there. there has been a long standing feud between Missouri and the FLDS (fundamentalist latter day saints) since Joseph Smith and his followers settled in the area. Joseph Smith believed that the Garden of Eden was located in Missouri and that Saints (Mormons) had the right to that land to prepare for Christ's return. This led to mob killings and a massacre of Mormons in 1838. Some fundamentalists still believe it is their duty to move to Missouri. I am fairly certain that this is not only a jab at unmarried couples, but to polygamists, who have wives that they are only "spiritually" married to.

sorry for the longwinded post. i am in the middle of reading "under the banner of heaven"

Interesting...and tag.

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2006, 06:43:20 AM »
most lopsided poll ever?

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2006, 11:31:23 AM »
I agree with this...speaking as a person who has been pressured with the prospect of moving in with a gf in the past, I like the fact that this town is protecting single guys like me who have a fear of committment...if I'm ever mayor someplace, I plan on pushing the envelope on similar legislation as well...
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2006, 12:32:04 AM »
Actually, I agree.  I think that legislation like this will help those of us with "commitment phobia" (which is a legitimately recognized fear) to avoid the pressures that girls can put on us.

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2006, 12:49:03 AM »
where's kevin bacon when you need him.  :D
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2006, 12:55:10 AM »
where's kevin bacon when you need him.  :D

That is a very old movie.  But a good reference.  And Hugh Grant as well?

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Re: Town Won't Let Unmarried Couples Live Together
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2006, 11:00:07 AM »
when will this country learn that you cannot legislate morality

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2006, 02:26:03 PM »
when will this country learn that you cannot legislate morality

In about 1000 years.