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.