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SAN ANGELO, Texas - The state of Texas made a damning accusation when it rounded up 462 children at a polygamous sect's ranch: The adults are forcing teenage girls into marriage and sex, creating a culture so poisonous that none should be allowed to keep their children.
The move has the appearance of "a class-action child removal," said Jessica Dixon, director of the child advocacy center at Southern Methodist University's law school in Dallas.
Originally posted by marg6043
I don't see anything wrong with taking children from this harems that the only thing is teaching the children is that they can get away with this type of behavior in which males can have all the women they want.
I am sorry but is not way that any of those children living in these family harems would not be influenced by the promiscuity that the ruling male force over the younger girls in their groups.
It seems that communal sex is allowed freely and in the name of the God they worship.
If anybody see this as right then I guess we in this nation are truly without morals.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by LDragonFire
Let a court of peers judge this behavior and you will see if they will agree or disagree with this type of moral issue.
The constitutional issues is a last straw to divert the attention of something that is a moral and social issue into a constitutional debate.
In American Polygamy is illegal and so is child abuse, pedophilia and molestation and rape of a minor.
I waited a week to comment on the Texas case, separating 437 children from their FLDS parents, to see if any substantive evidence of abuse would emerge. It hasn't. Even if it had, those could have been handled individually. But no, Texas plans instead to make every member of the group pay the supreme price: to strip away their beloved children. This case is about group punishment. In spite of a search warrant tainted by a false witness (the "Sarah" who doesn't exist), no actual specific evidence of abuse, or any unwilling participants in this polygamous compound, a self-righteous Texas judge had decreed that all 400 + children will not be returned to the custody of their parents. Texas has gone too far to rid itself of this awkward religious sect that built the "Yearning for Zion" (YFZ) ranch in order to evade persecution in Utah and Arizona. As this tyrannical order clearly meant separating even nursing children from their mothers, a wave of outrage began to sweep the nation. The media-sensitive judge immediately changed her order (allowing children under 1 year of age to be nursed) in order to keep the tide of public relations on the side of the authorities. But this should not deter the nation from realizing the danger of the tenuous legal proposition that mere membership in a group (that may have isolated examples of marrying underage girls) makes all unworthy of possessing any children at all---ever. That is wrong, especially when legal remedies exist to prosecute specific wrongdoers.
FLDS RAID: DANGEROUS LEGAL PRECEDENT
In a court of law morality will influence the judgment specially when is children involved.
Originally posted by josephine
regular kids are playing video games