Is Polyamory More Suitable When It Finds Religious Backing?
In the past, our Irregular Times writer Jim has offered consideration of polyamory, a kind of relationship in which members are may seek to form more than one loving and sexual relationship at a time.
This morning, I happened upon a religiously-themed resource for people interested in pursuing polyamory: The Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness. The UUPA’s mission is ” to serve the Unitarian Universalist Association and the community of polyamorous people within and outside the UUA by providing support, promoting education, and encouraging spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory.”
Unitarian Universalism does not require adherence to any creed, and that includes creeds that support polyamory. Unitarian Universalists are free to support polyamory, or to not support it, though they would be encouraged to adopt either position only after critical examination.
Still, there is as a subset within Unitarian Universalism a group of people who are engaged in polyamorous relationships, or at least support the right of other people to be in such relationships.
Does the existence of a religious group supporting polyamory change your impression of the practice, or is the involvement of religion in the issue irrelevant to you?