Michael Mc Clure and Kamala Devi star in Showtime's "Polyamory: Married and Dating," and currently live with Mc Clure's girlfriend Rachel.
As a theologically progressive pastor serving in the United Church of Christ, which is by most measures the most liberal Christian denomination in the country, I have watched and prayed from a comfortable distance as other mainline churches wrestled with questions of human sexuality.
Presbyterian and Episcopal communions have fractured over same sex marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian pastors; meanwhile, the UCC just waves its rainbow flag a little higher, literally and figuratively.
Polyamory: Married & Dating is an American reality television series on the American pay television network Showtime.
The series follows polyamorous families as they navigate the challenges presented by polyamory.
Given the UCC’s tendency to list left, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are those within the denomination – particularly among my clergy peers younger than 40 – who are ready to delve into the next frontiers of sexual politics.
While our evangelical counterparts debate the merits of egalitarian or complementarian marriage (i.e., whether or not the dude is in charge) the fringe of the mainline church is engaging the question of whether or not monogamous marriage is inherently problematic and patriarchal. Polyamorists do not expect monogamy in marriage and other committed romantic relationships, but presume one or both spouses will have more than one sexual partner.
While individual congregations may adhere to more conservative positions, the UCC as a denomination is officially Open and Affirming.
Indeed, the denomination passed its first resolution regarding homosexuality in 1969, continuing our tradition of being on the cutting edge of progressive social movements; our spiritual forebears were abolitionists and suffragists.
Lindsey and Anthony are legally married to each other and are both in a relationship with Vanessa.