Tuesday, April 08, 2008

All in the name of religion - again

\As of today over 400 children have been taken into protective custody from the Fundamentalist LDS "Yearning for Zion" compound in Texas. The state is saying that all were either abused or in harms way. The pedophile bastard who leads this wayward but allegedly holy cult is already in prison so they probably can't charge him for today's crimes. In case you've forgotten, he was convicted of raping a 14 year old girl and then forcing her to marry her 19 year old cousin.

They are questioning and detaining some of the other men. Well, I'm sure glad to hear that!

Some of the women have chosen to stay with their children. SOME? And the rest have been told they are free to go or return to the compound. Why? Don't they maybe have any information about the nightmare that their children were being subjected to? Don't they have something to say about the policy of forcing girls as young as 14 to marry men as old as 50? Aren't they witnesses? Jeez!

How could this whole thing go on, especially after the ringleader was arrested and convicted, without someone knowing? I mean, shouldn't law enforcement or child services at least have monitored the situation from time to time? Well, they didn't. Not until a 16 year old girl who was forced to have a baby by some old pervert called and complained.

Oh, wait a minute. I forgot. This is Texas - again. And besides, it was a religious compound. All in the name of God.

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Blogger QueersOnTheRise said...

I also wonder if, after Waco, the governement is treading lightl for fear of being called murderers again. I always thought Janet Reno got a bad rap or that. Hey, she managed to stay as Attorney General for the whole eight years of Clinton's presidency.

7:09:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I think you're right. The God posse has been intimidating, bullying and blackmailing us all with Waco.

Not that all of America's religious nuts are child molesters and barbarians, but they do seem to rally together to protect any moral depravity as though they were protecting their poor, helpless little gods.

10:09:00 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

Once they put up a fence and a gate around a "religious" compound and limit access, there is reason for alarm, especially where minor children are involved. Not only are these women witnesses, many of them should be co-defendants. Who lets this shit happen to their minor daughters?

11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"Who lets this shit happen to their minor daughters? "

I was never able to wade through the Book of Mormon, but of course, the Good Book, The Word of God, the Bible has nothing bad to say about doing such things, nor about slavery. Yes, sir, it's good that we have such moral guidance.

12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I didn't follow this story at all but just the headlines are rather astonishing. Who would think that this is even possible in America in this century? It's amazing that it took so long to do something about it.

1:41:00 PM  

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