The reason I note this, is that he is one reporter we have watched for years and found his coverage of polygamy somewhat biased towards the negative. He has long been one that was fixated on Warren Jeff’s, and has predominately showed the negative side. We once were on CNN and they sandwiched us in between a segment on Mr. Jeff’s. Recently I watched as he had a couple on his show that were considering a plural wife, and he surprised them and the woman they were courting with an anti-polygamous person on his show. The same has happened to us in media countless times in their effort to show “balance.”
This is not to diminish or take away from him on what it took to decide to be public. Coming out is always hard and brave. It is a cost to have to reveal your private life. Until you begin to lose it you don’t realize how valuable it is. I do not condemn him for being honest about who he is by any means.
In his email he says, “In my opinion the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.”
However, I would say to Anderson Cooper, I am polygamous, always have been and always will be. I couldn’t be more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud. I thank God every day for the multiple loves in my life, my ability to give and receive Love Times Three. I hope that having a world where he can proclaim his love without fear of prosecution, derision can also apply to me and that he and others like him can see that parallel. He says he has always worked hard to accurately and fairly portray gay people in the media, but in my opinion that should be all people, including religious fanatics like myself.