Whistleblower magazine Allyson Smith interviewed Mark Henkel - July 2003
National Polygamy Advocate ™ Mark Henkel was interviewed on July 10, 2003, for an article in "Whistleblower" magazine, published by WorldNetDaily of WorldNetDaily.com, by freelance writer, Allyson Smith, for the August 2003 edition. As the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) had just decided the Lawrence v. Texas case 2 weeks earlier on June 26th, that magazine that served a Christian and Conservative audience sought to get a report on the pro-polygamy response to the Court's decision. Knowing that he was speaking to that specific audience, Mark Henkel intentionally used that consitituency's rhetorical "commonplace" terminology, in order to more successfuly persuade them of how their own values would compel them to see how the Bible never banned polygamy and how limited government means not using government for such a ban. Anyone who believes in a Christian or Conservative political paradigm will recognize that this is "no liberal" argumentation (which they know would otherwise dissuade them). As well, anyone with a liberal or progressive political preference hearing this interview will hear things to which they might not agree, but also which have no bearing on their agreement on the issue of polygamy itself. Smarter liberals will understand the benefit of using this interview to learn how to use those arguments (regardless of other disagreements) to successfully persuade Christians and Conservatives too, so that it becomes a face-saving Win-Win for everyone. This interview occurred over a decade ago - a dozen years, actually - before same sex marriage was later legalized, using the rhetoric of that past era. Mark Henkel declared, "Polygamy Rights is the next civil rights battle." After Mark Henkel commented about how most people are often surprised when they learn and self-realize that he is using valid arguments, the writer interjected, "Yeah. They ARE valid - definitely so."
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