Why? What is this going to accomplish? Knowing nothing else, it
only seems fair that they (residents) are given an equivalent place to live if
this is seized.
Timothy said. ".Let's face it,Mormons support other Mormons blindly a
great deal of the time.."Frankly I resent that statement and
feel it is baseless. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints it makes me sick to think that people associate Jeffs with Mormonism in
any way shape or form, especially since we believe in being chaste and virtous,
(the exact opposite of Jeffs) Every General Conference leaders of
the LDS Church have been making it clear that we are completely separated from
the FLDS Church. I definitely agree with you that Jeffs and his
followers should be brought to justice.
This is a step in the right direction. Kudos to Texas. Now, will Utah and
Arizona do the same with Hilldale and Colorado City?
It's great to see texas do what utah and arizona should be doing. The FLDS
exist where they do for a reason, and it's not the climate.
I have to admit that it probably was my intent to offend some people,the same
way I am offended when pedophiles are allowed to roam free and commit child
rape..My wife is a Temple attending,tithe paying,full testimony,LDS member..I
have many Mormon friends,the Missionaries are over all the time for dinner and
to take a break..They understand that there are refreshments on hand at all
times...Nonetheless I stand by my statement with a little clarification..Church
members will,in my opinion, support each other without question when it comes to
dealing with Gentiles..I say this in response to azgal,s question about the
state of Texas being fair with the FLDS..I do not think she,as a church
member,would have said that if the edict came from the LDS Presidency,whom by
the way, I admire..The FLDS church is really just a very conservative version of
the original church; in which polygamy is still embraced..Personally I do not
care if consenting adults desire polygamist relationships,it is none of my
business...However,child rape and abuse should be severely punished..
I do apologize to Millsap fan if you felt like I was casting aspersions on your
faith..It just makes me very irate that both Utah and Arizona could of have
stopped Warren Jeffs long ago and for some reason looked the other way..I do not
like child abuse,verbal or physical,and the people who commit it deserve just
punishment..Warren Jeffs,rather stupidly,thought Texas would let him continue
plying his perversions...His life sentence in a Texas State Penitentiary proves
his error..Once again,casting faithful,chaste,loving church members as bad
people was never my intent...It is the ones that continually defend the FLDS
leadership that I was directing my comments towards..
Timothy,Apology accepted. Thanks for the clarification. I agree that
doing nothing to stop this was and is unacceptable.
When the article on the 9-year old being married to her sister's husband,
26-years the older is similar to the designs of Warren Jeff's mind and
organization. Big difference, we live in a free land where the children in our
country should have freedoms. These people put their children in
bondage to their religion's forcing these children into a slave type of
relationship. They don't really have say as they are Warren Jeff's
prizes for his influence.When you see the rebel Generals in Africa
doing a similar process for their underlings of giving them the prize of the
victory that day or campaign. Religion means devotion to God not to
man. Evil men have designs to take advantage of people, including women and
children. That is not religion and as such the State of Texas should do what it
needs to keep those types of events from happening in their state to protect
children and women. I even believe the young men in that "religion"
probably lose if they are not in the "in crowd". What a
shame it is happening in our country, which means some states who have Attorney
Generals and laws.
Timothy research the short creek raids by the state of Arizona in the 50's
and its aftermath and you will see why they do not want to go down that road
I read somewhere that the state makes nothing off of these auctions,
particularly car auctions. The middlemen take all the money like charging 700
dollars to tow a car 5 miles. Your tax dollars at work. It's just a big
money grab. The lawyers and realtors will end up with the proceeds.