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April 08, 2008

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Josh

So, when you say "Raiding the ranch (or "compound" if it makes it feel more humane) as a result of one child's report of abuse is too late! THE DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE!" Are you saying that the Fed's shouldnt have done anything since it was too late?

If anything its an indication that this abuse is going on, and will continue to go on to future women. Because of this the Fed's should have acted.

As a note to the Religious Freedom, I agree that this is not what the Founding Fathers intended. Im pretty sure they weren't suggesting that if people are being rapped, abused, and murdered that its ok if its under the terms of the Religion.

Side note, this guy needs to have his balls ripped off, shoved down his mouth and burned alive.

the Plastic Spoon

I think that since we suspected this was going on (afterall they are polygamist which last I checked was illegal) that the authorities should have been involved sooner. The idea that the damage is already done begs the question of prevention. How can we prevent this sort of thing when we are protecting their rights to do it... even if only once. The way our rights are set up, these kinds of people are afforded the right to do anything once if in the name of religion.

Josh

YA, Its a pretty f*@#ed up thing. I agree that they should have gone in there and done something sooner, but I have heard reports that in Utah (Mormon Capital) its ok to have multiple wives. Is Polygamy Illegal Nation Wide or State to State?

the Plastic Spoon

"Polygamy is illegal in the US, but the authorities have been wary of
confronting the FLDS [Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints] for fear of provoking a siege or inviting political
attacks for religious persecution."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1505997,00.html


Also, it is important to note that the Ranch is in Texas, not Utah.

Another worthwile note, the Mormon Church which most of usare familiar with is not at all associated with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.

Ant-Knee

Since marriage is nothing more than a civil, contractual agreement between two people to give some local authority money for a piece of paper that registers them as a married couple, how can polygamy occur, be illegal? My meaning, what agency has dropped the ball to allow someone to have multiple marriage licenses? If that has NOT happened, then how can the person be said to have multiple spouses? One license = one spouse. Now, if you have "spare close friends" all around, moral issue, not legal.

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