A podcast in which Lindsay Hansen Park and I discuss a controversial perspective of polygamy. I call it “queer polygamy.”
While listening to this you may find yourself being stretched outside your comfort zone, but hopefully in the process we will be able to find empathy and compassion for one another as we explore different desires for varied family structures. I’ll also note that “queer” is a very politically charged word. I use the word “queer” both as a reference to the LGBTQ+ community and as a descriptor of “queer” social behaviors that deviate from societal norms, like polygamy. I want to be particularly sensitive to those who use the word "queer" differently than I do by clarifying I mean no disrespect to the LGBTQ+ community or the polygamous community.
I’m happy to clarify any concerns you may have or if you feel your views aren’t being represented accurately. I’d like to think there is room for everyone in Mormon theology and that largely depends on how we choose to frame and interact with our narratives.
*Published at Year of Polygamy Podcast on Wednesday, March 7, 2018