“When Men…”

“…Become Gods.”

And a black woman’s hoax crumbles Olympus?
Stay tuned.

3 Responses to ““When Men…””

  1. Skyler says:

    I’m still waiting for the facts to come out, but this whole thing stinks like a half-eaten fish that’s been left in the sun for three days on the Norfolk pier.
    If there is child abuse occurring by fathers, why take the children from the mothers? Surely not all of these mothers are underaged. And if they are underaged, then how are they of an age to be complicit in child abuse against themselves? Shouldn’t the state be required to provide more due process before severing the parent-child relationship?
    This appears to be a slipshod sloppy solution that could have been handled much differently. No one was in immediate danger, they could have been much more selective about their methods.
    I guess if you’re a church in Texas, either the feds or the state will be coming after you. Unless you’re baptist or Catholic, I suppose.
    At least they didn’t incinerate children this time. This is better, but not by much.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    “At least they didn’t incinerate children this time.”
    That was the first thing I thought of with this case.

  3. Emily says:

    Part of the reason the children were taken from the parents is because many of them aren’t with their rightful birth parents. Men who have been booted out of the compound for the mildest of violations will often have their wives children taken away from them and “given” to another man as his own. This is a horribly complicated situation that’s been documented well for over a hundred years. They literally do not know who many of the mothers of them even are. It’s why they’re doing DNA tests. Most of these kids are inbred, married off to uncles at twelve, whether they liked it or not. Some of them have been transported in from other compounds in Canada, Mexico, Utah, New Mexico. This is not a matter of weeping children being ripped from the arms of loving, caring homes where they are raised in a nurturing environment. Quite the opposite.
    This has nothing to do with their religion, other than the fact that they think they are above the law when it comes to polygamy, incest, and statatory rape, much in the same way David Koresh thought his religion made it okay for him to stockpile grenades and force himself sexually on young, pre-teenaged girls. And no, they didn’t incinerate the children this time. I’m guessing that has a lot to do with the fact that the inhabitants of the compound didn’t kill four of their agents when they arrived with a legal search warrant. This isn’t about religion. It is about abuse, and having survived a bit of that myself, I get a little touchy about the people trying hide it all behind God and bogus claims of persecution. Especially when you consider the number of people who digest hyperbolic rhetoric without question. People with names like “Timothy McVeigh.”

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