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originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: VictorVonDoom
Nice of you to worry about whether the guy is paying his taxes or not.
He doesn't pay taxes because he doesn't have a job. He is supported by some of his wives, the other wives live off of welfare (turning their checks over to him, of course). He does nothing. They cook, they clean, they raise the children. He just preaches and what he preaches is that God wants these woman to be his wives (slavery) and he makes sure to marry them before they have a chance to experience any other kind of life.
Do you think that this kind of slavery is a bit more of a problem than taxes and fraudulant welfare?
A lack of clarity around Canada's polygamy laws initially led to failed attempts at prosecuting Blackmore, followed by several efforts to clarify the legislation, including a reference question to the B.C. Supreme Court.
Oler was married to Blackmore's sister, and was chosen to lead the Canadian community just north of the U.S. state of Idaho following Blackmore's excommunication from the sect in 2002 by Warren Jeffs, considered the prophet and leader of the group.
Authorities have said Jeffs still leads the sect from a Texas prison, where he is serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered brides.
originally posted by: testsubject271
a reply to: intrepid
but that is rascism you are allowing muslims multiple wife's but denying other races .
please explain how this is fair and impartial.
are you saying muslims should have different laws just because they are muslims.
Three members of a B.C. polygamist sect are to go on trial in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday for allegedly taking underage girls across the U.S. border to become child brides. James Marion Oler, Brandon James Blackmore and Emily Ruth Gail Crossfield all face one count of removing a child under 16 from Canada with the intent of facilitating an act of sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching.