Archive for the ‘zion ranch’ Tag
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
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 …