Texas raid: 401 FLDS kids in custody

By | April 9, 2008

In the largest child welfare action undertaken here, or perhaps anywhere in the nation, officials said they now have temporary legal custody of 401 children taken from a polygamous sect’s ranch in Eldorado.
And 133 women are with the children at Fort Concho, a historic military base 45 miles from the sect’s compound in West Texas.
An affidavit explaining why the state moved to take custody was filed for each child late Monday, but 51st District Judge Barbara Walther had not yet decided whether they could be released under Texas law.
The judge did release copies of a new search warrant she signed at 10 p.m. on Sunday. – sltrib

If there is child abuse then address it, but control freaks need to let people live the way they want. Who cares if a man has more than one wife or a wife has more than one husband? Not me. Marriage as a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman does not work for a huge number of people. So, let people try other arrangements.

4 thoughts on “Texas raid: 401 FLDS kids in custody

  1. TheAdlerian

    It is especially weird in light of the normalization of homosexuality. It is also entirely legal to not be married to several different women, live with them, and get them pregnant. It seems if all of these variations on the sexual theme are ok, then what’s the justification for this?

    I don’t support the “trading” in young people as future marriage partners though. It’s too much like slavery.

  2. truth spreader

    Smells like they’re burning the witches again. not to mention that it was legal in Utah for 14 yrs old to marry (with parental consent) until about 2 yrs ago when the lesbians, feminists and their enablers got attorney general mark “zeig heil” shurtleff to raise the age.

    oppressors always resort to making the religion of their enemies a crime. Isn’t that what happened in babylon under nebachadnezer? weren’t the jews almost exterminated because they refused to worhip the king ahead of god? note: the enemies of the jews had nebachadnezer enact a law requiring that only the king could be worshiped. it was the death penalty to worship god.

    if it was okay to marry a 14 year old two years ago then it is okay today–the only thing that has changed is that the lesbians and feminist managed to amend the marriage statute. well…it is time to amend it back.

  3. Xeno Post author

    Biologically many 14 year old girls are capable of having children, true, but the argument is that they are also still just kids mentally.

    Their children will turn out better if they wait and gain life experience, which is the rational reason for the law.

    For example, a 14 year old girl is too easily tricked by a sleaze bag man into believing things like her eternal salvation depends on doing freaky things with pancakes and maple syrup in the bedroom.

    So, your anger at the “feminists and lesbians” comes, I think, from the fact that some 14 year old girl’s hormones give them the secondary sex characteristics of women which men find attractive prior to their having minds capable of making adult decisions about reproduction.

    Interestingly, evolution is on the move in this area. 14 may be the new 18 in the next 100 years.

    “Studies indicate that breast development in girls and pubic hair in girls and boys are starting earlier than in previous generations. As a result, “early puberty” in children as young as 9 and 10 is no longer considered abnormal, although it may be upsetting to parents.”

    “The age at which puberty occurs has dropped significantly since the 1840s” according to wikipedia. “1840 average was 16.5 years” for girls in England.

    Most modern societies have developed laws to try to correct this biological disconnect between our brains and reproductive systems. It would be better if girls grew hips, breasts and so on instantly on the day they mentally matured, right?

    Perhaps some future generation of humans will correct this biological disparity with a genetic change or perhaps this is the direction evolution is naturally taking us now.

    I’d like to see the massive drop in the number of “sex offenders” this genetic fix would cause. If mental and reproductive maturity were properly synchronized there would not be the biological interest by men in women who aren’t mentally ready and laws would not be needed.

    There is no law, for example, to keep people from drinking water. Such a law is not needed because our biology naturally does a fantastic job of keeping our urges to drink water in line with what is healthy for us.

    Face it, biologically, we are the messy result of evolution. Our species is riddled with thousands of genetic disorders, but even healthy normal humans are pieced together and our genetic code is full of ancient errors. We are not perfectly planned unchanging systems.

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