Originally Posted by patman
Yes, he should be ridiculed for not knowing his kids names. And in being a poster boy for being a non-involved father. There is no more irresponsible behavior that a man can do that is legal.
If you expose a socially frowned upon although legal act, what is the reason for doing so. What do you mean "fair game" it is not fair or morally justifiable.
Polygamy is Illegal, Being a homosexual is not, I am having trouble understanding the analogy you make. Homosexuality is special because a lot of people still refuse to accept what consenting adults do legally is of no concern of theirs.
And just because you cant find someone legally responsible for inciting an illegal act you can still find them morally culpable.
That in red seems to be contradictory. Don't misunderstand me, i agree with you that having 12 (or whatever) children by nearly as many women is irresponsible, and far more damaging than merely being homosexual. That doesn't change the fact that both actions are legal. It is not the medias job to make moral judgements. It is the sole purpose of the media to report things that the public would want to know. I believe that the media making value judgments as to what is "appropriate" to report is in and of itself immoral. Note that does not mean they ought not follow applicable laws regarding their reporting. That's not a judgment they have made, but one made by the government they operate in.
I didn't realize Polygamy was often defined to explicitly include marriage. I was talking about Polygamy as it's more broadly defined by Webster:
Polygamy: the state of being polygamous
Polygamous: having more than one mate at one time
This is not illegal, presumably takes place between consenting adults. Would likely be the source of distraction and perhaps ridicule publicly within the team. And seems to me in every way comparable to Homosexuality, especially in states where homosexual marriage is illegal.