Posted by lerqi on Saturday, August 04, 2007
The father of our country George Washington was married to his first cousin, Martha.
Many other geat western leaders married their cousins, as did many other people in the western society.
It was only recently that the subject of marrying your cousin became taboo in the West.
Fact is that marrying your cousin is allowed in all faiths and is okay. Marrying your Uncle/ Aunt is incest and that is a separate issue. It is incestual relationships that cause birth defects. With animal inbreeding, defects occur for the same reason.....when brothers and sisters are bread with each other.