Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Circus in Texas

So, an appeals court has thrown out the state's case for removing the 400+ FLDS kids from their homes citing that the state had failed to prove that the children were in "imminent danger." This is not surprising and, I think, the right decision. It was ludicrous of Texas authorities to turn one or two allegations of abuse into an excuse for removing hundreds of children from their homes. It's hard to see the state being motivated by much other than fear of a group that isolated itself and practices a religion that is in many ways very different from mainstream Christian beliefs. I disagree with many of the FLDS practices, but I have to say I felt for the parents when I saw them on TV pleading for their kids.

If there are allegations of abuse, then Texas authorities need to investigate those specific claims and not turn it into a witch hunt. But these are the people that elected a gun to the Senate, so how much can you expect from them?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget to go after Utah Attorney General Caiaphas Shurtleff and his governmental functionary co-conspirators in Texas. They conspired to destroy these fine FLDS people

These "government agents" need to be sent to the Hague for crimes against humanity.