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Polygamist Sect Wins … Abused Children Lose

Court Says Sect Kids Must Be Returned

SAN ANTONIO (May 29) – In a crushing blow to the state’s massive seizure of children from a polygamist sect’s ranch, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that child welfare officials overstepped their authority and the children should go back to their parents.

The high court affirmed a decision by an appellate court last week, saying Child Protective Services failed to show an immediate danger to the more than 400 children swept up from the Yearning For Zion Ranch nearly two months ago.  Full Story

The Beef ….

Let me start by saying I’m all in favor of Polygamy, and all its flavors.  Who could resist its offerings… polygyny (one man having multiple wives), polyandry (one woman having multiple husbands), or group marriage (some combination of polygyny and polyandry).   Come on, why stick with old tired vanilla ice cream, when you can go for the trifecta in Neapolitan !   More yummin’s for the tummin’s …. Oh wait, damn … Brain Freeze !!   …. No, it’s worse …. Brain Washed !!!

The problem here doesn’t have anything to do with polygamy.   Its about abuse.  Physical, mental, and sexual abuse of children who are at the mercy of misguided parents.  Parents who have been brain washed, and have fallen to the words of a spiritual leadership comprised of all things evil … i.e. Warren Jeffs.   This man, this so called “prophet”, is currently fulfilling a ten year sentence in prison.   Ten years should be more than long enough for him to either kill himself, or someone doing us, him, and his 500 wives and children the favor.  His teachings state that a man must have a least three wives to reach the highest realm of heaven.   I’m all in favor of trading the wives for knives, and send him on a one way trip to an eternity in the lowest realm of hell.

But enough of him … let’s get this right.  We need to find a way to help and resurrect these children and families without destroying their lives.   What’s the answer ?  It’s not throwing a blanket over all the children and sweeping them away from their parents, is it ?  Certainly their are some abusive adults that need to be investigated, tried, and punished appropriately.  But I suspect the vast majority simply need help finding their way back to a life that has some resemblance of truth and normalcy.  To an environment that’s physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy …  and then given the choice to lead that life as they may.  

So  what is the answer   … Government intervention ?  Lawmakers and Lawyers ?  Protective Services and Social Workers ?    Spiritual Guidance ?  Take the children and run ?  

Please hit the comments and leave your take … 



Indecent Matrimony ? California Legalizes Gay Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s Supreme Court declared gay couples in the nation’s biggest state can marry — a monumental but perhaps short-lived victory for the gay rights movement Thursday that was greeted with tears, hugs, kisses and at least one instant proposal of matrimony.

Same-sex couples could tie the knot in as little as a month. But the window could close soon after — religious and social conservatives are pressing to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that would undo the Supreme Court ruling and ban gay marriage.  Full Story

The Beef …

I’m sorry, did I miss something here? The public which makes the laws said, “No gay marriage in the State of California.” Yet the California Supreme Court said, “Yes!”  Forgive me a moment, but aren’t the wishes of the public the lawmaker’s responsibility to represent?  I believe marriage was only meant for a man and a woman. As a parent, I don’t want my children to see gay marriage as legal. It’s not just my personal beliefs being cast aside, clearly my thoughts and values are in line with most of California’s population.  Shouldn’t the Supreme Court be representing the voice and will of the majority in this instance?   California has already provided the privilege of Domestic Partner Laws and Benefits for gay couples. Enough! It is time for the public to take back America.  In November when this comes up on the ballot, just vote No!  A clear message must be sent to our law makers that we have a voice, and when we use that voice, you have to follow our wishes.  California is not for gay marriage.  Californians have spoken, now the government must uphold the law. 

~ Ken Letizia  Author / Contributor