Skip to comments.Standoff emerges at polygamist retreat
Posted on 04/05/2008 6:01:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Standoff emerges at polygamist retreat
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Ambulances are being sent to a polygamist compound in West Texas as authorities prepare "for the worst" in a conflict with members of the compound.
Prosecutor Allison Palmer says sect leaders Saturday refused to let authorities search a temple for a 16-year-old member who reported being physically abused.
Palmer tells the San Angelo Standard-Times that medical workers are being sent "in case this were to a go in a way that no one wants."
She says that law enforcers are "preparing for the worst."
A search warrant authorized troopers to enter the retreat run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They are looking for evidence of a marriage between the girl and a 50-year-old man.
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Heck we should send her to Basra while we’re at it.
Yeah. And the tanks. And the tear gas.
I said the other day this was going to be Mount Carmel Revisited.
“Uh oh. Time to send in Janet Reno?”
Nah, we should just leave all those underage girls there to marry 50-year-old men and bear their children.
I was thinking the same last night after I read about them removing children.
Isn’t Mit Romney one of them?
Age of consent in TX is 17. Unless the group is systematically breaking that law, leave them alone.
Waco: The Sequel?
“...for a 16-year-old member who reported being physically abused.”
They’re “systematically breaking the law” against polygamy. Do your research, and have a heart for these girl slaves who must obey their masters and “marry” dirty old men.
So being kicked out is just fine. IOW, the elder males are condemning the boys to hell for the crime of being young competition.
Someone reported physical abuse and they go hunting an illegal marriage. They are clearly looking for an excuse.
Often physical abuse means whatever the authorities want it to mean.
Ewww. Sick that someone would defend abusers of women and girls.
“Age of consent in TX is 17. Unless the group is systematically breaking that law, leave them alone.”
So you approve of polygamy? And breaking th law?
Isn't that a violation of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of religion?
Not to fan any flames here, but I wonder how these cases will be handled in the future with Islam?
I don’t really understand the polygamy laws. Living with two or more persons is not illegal. One can only be legally married to one person at a time. If you say you are married to two or more people, you are in fact only legally married to one of them. And yet making that legally impossible claim is illegal even though the second marriage is fictional.
“Isnt Mit Romney one of them?”
Don’t you just wish that sometimes you kept your mouth shut?
Think twice...speak once. Idiotic statement on your part.