Well here’s a bit of an odd one for you – a former mafia enforcer has married his pregnant 19-year-old girlfriend, and his current wife is OK with it.
You see, Thom Miller has got a bit of a ‘bigamist’ situation going on and is currently building a massive home for his two brides to live in, with each getting their own wing, The Mirror reported.
The 60-year-old vicar used to work as a mafia enforcer for the mob in Cleveland, Ohio. He never actually shot anyone on the job, but claims he once jammed a gun in a man’s mouth to help recover a debt.
But while in prison for stabbing a man during a bar fight he turned his life around, and when he was released in 1991 he’d found God. “I knew I had to make a change, I wanted to live a more Christian life. I actually stole a bible while I was in prison and read it from cover to cover – it changed my life,” Thom said.
The pastor had talked about polygamy with his first wife Belinda, 44, but it wasn’t until they met Thom’s teenage bride Reba Kerfootruba that they decided to let someone new into their family. They now all plan to raise Reba and Thom’s child together.
Reba told The Mirror:
At first my family thought that what we were doing was not right. They didn’t think it was proper for me to be with a man that was already married. But they started to come around and now they’re happy as they know I am happy.
Belinda added: “We kind of make jokes about the baby and where he or she will sleep because we’ve got two separate master suites – in case mommy Reba needs a break then mommy Belinda can have the baby for the night.”
Thom is the only one allowed to have multiple partners, though:
I am the only one who is allowed to have more than one partner and both my wives understand and appreciate that.
I think polygamy benefits everyone because my wives get to have a much larger family – it means they always have a friend with them.
There have been arguments in the past and at times there can be flares of jealousy but we manage to make it work. Sexually I have no preference and look forward to my time alone with both wives.
The three-way couple don’t have the full blessing of their local congregation in Mansfield, Ohio, but they make no secret of their arrangement.
I don’t preach about polygamy but I feel it is a very Christian lifestyle.
I have no problem with homosexuals but I think it’s wrong that their marriage is now recognised by the state but my second marriage is not.
I’m going to try and fight the bigotry of that – this is America and my wives and I have the right to live anyway we please – providing we’re not hurting anybody.