Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yearning for children?

As hard as it may be to believe, there are some people who are crying "religious persecution" after authorities raided the Texas compound of a fundamentalist Mormom sect in which girls as young as 13 allegedly were married off to and sexually abused by middle-aged men. Child welfare officials say that as soon as girls in the sect were physically capable of bearing children, they were "spiritually married" to much older men. The 16-year-old girl whose phone call prompted the recent raid already had a child and claimed she was sexually assaulted and beaten by her husband, who had six other wives. Texas authorities have taken custody of more than 400 children who lived at the site, which went by the name of Yearning for Zion Ranch. If the allegations are true, it might better have been called "Yearning to Get Naked with 13-year-olds and Get Away With It Ranch." One wonders what sort of sick mind is involved when a parent would allow his or her underage daughter to be victimized in such a way. America has a long history of religious freedom, even extending protections to groups whose origins and tenets most people find fantastic or even laughable (Do yourself a favor and watch the applicable South Park episodes.), but I think it's high time for a major crackdown on those kooks who think it's proper to prey on children. Religious freedom be damned.



Blogger Amanda Gillooly said...

AMEN! Might be a poor choice of words, considering. But it is truly disgusting to me that children are thought so little of in so many circles.

April 9, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Scott Beveridge said...

Only in Texas.....

April 9, 2008 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous USpace said...

Good piece, I totally agree. Let's hope Law Enforcement is not corrupted in bringing all these evil pedophile monkeys to justice.

GD sick religion!
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
KILL most pedophiles

ALL the religious ones
no matter what their race

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
all pedophiles castrated

although not necessary
if they get LIFE IN PRISON


April 10, 2008 at 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back when Christ walked on the earth, religious Zealots kept the children from Him. Jesus told them to let the children come to Him. Today we are the eyes and ears of Christ, so we need to protect our children.

Castration seems harsh, but no harsher than a child being molested by a grown adult.

April 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

If one is convicted of raping a woman: death penalty.

Raping a child: death penalty.

Harsh? yes. Effective? Yes. Dead people can't repeat crimes.

If one believes in God, which I do, then these people will have to deal with the authorities on earth, and then Him in the afterlife. Let's hope they're both equally severe in punishment.

April 15, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

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