I am concerned by some comments being made about the raid of the FLDS compound in Texas. This is not about persecuting a religion. It is not even about a man having more than one wife. It is about child abuse, plain and simple. If consenting adults want to live in a plural relationship, that's their business. But we are talking about young girls being forced into "marriages" with old men or young men not of their choosing. They are brainwashed to believe that there are no good people on the outside of their closed society.

Out of the clutches of abusive, dictatorial, wicked men, perhaps those who still have a glimmer of hope or dignity can be given a chance to choose for themselves what kind of life they lead.

Paula Brown

West Jordan