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Speech Series Launched to Promote Polygamy Rights Nationally

Date: Nov 17, 2011
Word Count: 650 words
Cross-Reference: polygamy rights, polygamy speeches, polygamy videos

In Autumn 2011, the first series of professional speeches was launched as a set of tools to promote polygamy rights for the National Polygamy Rights Movement for Consenting Adults.

In   2010   and   2011,   National   Polygamy   Advocate,   Mark   Henkel,   began   presenting   numerous   public   speeches   about   polygamy,   boldly   speaking   before   live,   non-polygamous   audiences.     On   September   15,   2011,   and   following   each   Thursday   thereafter,   a   video   of   one   new   presentation   was   uploaded   online.   On   November   15,   2011,   after   the   first   series   of   the   first   ten   videos   was   uploaded,   the   web-site   was   upgraded   to   highlight   those   videos   and   was   officially   announced.     These   new   resources   have   given   activists   and   supporters   in   the   National   Polygamy   Rights   Movement   for   Consenting   Adults   powerful   tools   for   promoting   their   fight   for   freedom. 
The   first   presentation,   "The   Polygamy   Rights   WIN-WIN   Solution,"   lays   down   Henkel's   well-known   proposal   of   how   to   end   the   marriage   debate,   once   and   for   all,   in   a   way   that   all   sides   can   achieve   a   political   "win."     As   the   only   video   presented   in   a   television-editorial   format,   this   speech   introduces   the   over-arching   point   about   which   all   the   subsequent   videos   reference   and   support. 
Next,   but   before   addressing   polygamy   rights   directly,   it   was   also   necessary   to   provide   personal   perspective   about   the   man   himself,   Mark   Henkel.     Hence,   the   next   two   speeches   both   demonstrate   his   credibility   and   provide   essential   insights   behind   all   the   arguments   that   he   makes   in   the   other   remaining   speeches.   "INTENSE!   (My   Name   is   Mark   Henkel   and   I   am   Intense!)"   details   some   of   his   childhood   years,   to   reveal   from   where   his   very   unique   personality   and   unquestioned   intelligence   come.   "The   Anti-Socialist"   entertainingly   describes   Mark   Henkel's   ideology   for   life. 
Whereas   the   previous   two   videos   explain   about   him   personally,   the   next   two   explain   the   "why"   and   the   "what"   of   Mark   Henkel's   standing   up   to   become   the   National   Polygamy   Advocate.     One   of   the   most   powerful   presentations,   "Peeling   the   Onion   (Of   Why   I   Do   What   I   Do),"   delves   into   the   three   big   motivations   for   his   work   –   obliterating   false   stereotypes   others   might   expect.     "One   Plus   One   Does   NOT   Equal   Eleven"   uses   a   visual   analogy   to   show   what   Henkel   -   as   an   evangelical   Christian   -   has   exclusively   done   for   polygamy   rights   since   1994,   all   of   which   catapulted   him   to   the   national   stage   as   the   established   National   Polygamy   Advocate. 
The   next   two   presentations   address   arguments   made   by   anti-polygamists.     "Bible   NEVER   Created   One   Man   One   Woman   Doctrine"   is   a   non-preaching   yet   Scripture-citing   presentation   that   succinctly   explains   the   "Grace/Law   Hypocrisy,"   notes   important   polygamists   in   the   Bible,   discusses   the   "adultery"   and   "one   flesh"   Biblical   terms,   and   clarifies   the   actual   limitations   for   only   kings,   bishops,   elders,   and   deacons.     "One   Man   One   Woman   Arguments   Lead   to   Polygamy"   exposes   how   "legal"   arguments   used   by   opponents   of   same   sex   marriage   not   only   lead   to   supporting   polygamy   but   are   actually   answered   even   moreso   by   polygamy. 
The   subsequent   two   speeches   present   academic-style   analyses   of   federal   law   and   Supreme   Court   Decisions.     "In   the   Territories..."   reviews   the   actual   language   of   both   the   1800s   federal   anti-polygamy   laws   and   the   1878   Reynolds   Decision   to   prove   how   the   politicians   and   justices   of   that   era   all   knew   that   the   U.S.   Constitution's   Tenth   Amendment   prohibited   federal   anti-polygamy   laws   as   completely   unconstitutional   in   the   States.     "The   3   Supreme   Court   Decisions   For   Polygamy"   is   a   powerful   PowerPoint   presentation   detailing   the   three   modern   Supreme   Court   Decisions   that   have   again   made   anti-polygamy   laws   unconstitutional. 
The   tenth   video   in   the   series   explains   just   how   tyrannical   anti-polygamy   laws   are   in   some   states   –   even   today.   "YOUR   Marriage   &   Free   Speech   Criminalized?"   reveals   how   some   states'   anti-polygamy   laws   not   only   criminalize   consenting   adult   polygamy   but   also   criminalize   polygamists'   free   speech. 
Now   the   first   series   has   concluded.   The   web-site   has   been   upgraded   to   highlight   the   videos.   Activists   and   supporters   of   polygamy   rights   have   thereby   been   empowered   with   these   tools   to   promote   the   fight   for   polygamists'   freedom.     Simultaneously,   these   are   also   essential   resources   for   media   outlets   requesting   interviews,   for   meeting   planners   seeking   to   hire   a   proven,   professional,   national   public   speaker   on   polygamy,   and   for   anyone   else   researching   or   just   seeking   to   learn   of   polygamy   rights. 
And   that's   just   the   beginning.   The   second   series   of   speeches   begins   in   January,   2012.     The   polygamists'   fight   for   freedom   continues. 


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