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originally posted by: SlowNail
How was it 'all legal'? They isolated them and locked them up. They had them 'exorcised'. Is that not neglecting a child? Is it not child abuse? How is it legal to aid a rapist? How is it legal to hire rapists and supply them with children? Is that not child-trafficking? False imprisonment? Inciting the rape of a minor? Was Francis known to be a rapist while on Harris' payroll? These two should do time. Acting like they can't be charged is completely fking insane.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Child abuse is horrific enough, but coupled with outright INSANITY somehow makes it even worse.
The fact that the "rationale" was demonic possession ... is beyond engendering a sense of despair in me.
Sure, there are ample examples of Republican lawmakers promoting demonism, but on average, 68% of Republicans believe in demons and demonic possession as well as 49% of Democrats. Source - The Daily Caller
Horrible, sad, pathetic psychoses are dominating American politics.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Anyafaj
You're a survivor and you refuse to be a victim ... that puts you ahead of about 99% of modern humanity.
I would be the first to recognize that full blown mental illnesses are (generally) less severe than even extreme religious faith.
There's just so many similarities from the perspective of a non-believer ...
But I think there's probably a large majority that believe "in demons" somewhat theoretically, the same way I "believe" in dark matter.
But when the demons start TALKING ... I believe a line is crossed.
Best to you; thanks for the conversations and may they continue.
The Arkansas politician who took three troubled girls into his home, allegedly performed exorcisms on them, and ultimately gave two away to a rapist also illegally used one of them in his campaign ads, it has been claimed.
Justin Harris, a Republican who sits in the state's House of Representatives, plastered pictures of the eldest girl he took into his care on campaign material for his 2012 election campaign.
She was just six years old at the time, and can be seen posing in matching outfits with Harris's wife Marsha and the couple's three biological sons.
However, while they appear a happy family in the picture, not long after it was taken he gave the child back after she apparently threatened to kill his family.
He adopted her two younger sisters, but later gave them away too - to a man who went on to rape one of them.
But when the rapist, Eric Francis, was jailed, Harris failed to mention that he had once cared for the girls in question, and stayed silent on the matter until a newspaper exposed him last month.
However, he was less inclined to stay quiet in his earlier election material - which, according to the Arkansas Times, is a violation of the states Department of Human Services (DHS) fostering rules.
A DHS spokesman explained to the Times that using an image in campaign material would compromise a foster child's anonymity. Any public use has to be approved by the DHS legal department - though in Harris's case they would never have agreed.
The claims come days after more allegations against the Harris family emerged, as a former babysitter accused them of locking one of the younger girls in a room by herself - and trying to exorcise all the two they went on to formally adopt.
The Harrises have denied the claims via their lawyer. However, Chelsey Goldsborough, who regularly babysat for them in her senior year of high school, insists the Harrises considered the two possessed.
originally posted by: HighFive
Interesting bit from the article:
Rep. Harris owns a Christian school and employed the convicted molestor.