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Standoff emerges at polygamist retreat
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Posted on 04/05/2008 6:01:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Standoff emerges at polygamist retreat

8 minutes ago

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.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Other non-Christian
KEYWORDS: flds; jeffs; mormon; polygamy
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To: BerryDingle

“Not to fan any flames here, but I wonder how these cases will be handled in the future with Islam?”

Hard to say. Quite a few LDSers (including the group in this story) have been allowed to get away with it for years and years, which I’ve never understood.


21 posted on 04/05/2008 6:28:19 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s idea of marriage(s):

Homosexual “marriage” is just the first step.

Next will come legalized polygamy.

Obama’s daddy would be proud.


22 posted on 04/05/2008 6:28:59 PM PDT by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Crane)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s pray that cooler heads prevail. We don’t need another Branch Davidian fiasco.


23 posted on 04/05/2008 6:30:10 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: metmom

I think it’s dangerous that the government should be empowered to shut down an entire community because it disapproves of them. They should remove all the minors they have real evidence on; they shouldn’t be able to cart hundreds of people away just like that.


24 posted on 04/05/2008 6:31:40 PM PDT by buck jarret
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To: metmom

“Nice religion.”

metmom, you know I love you. The Mormon Church does represent a “nice religion”. The Jeff’s people are wackos and NOT affiliated with the LDS.


25 posted on 04/05/2008 6:34:35 PM PDT by panaxanax (Writing in Duncan Hunter 2008!)
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To: buck jarret

You really haven’t a clue about what goes on in these polygamist “communities,” do you? These places are sick, sick, sick.


26 posted on 04/05/2008 6:35:05 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: buck jarret

I think your on the wrong forum.


27 posted on 04/05/2008 6:36:18 PM PDT by fatima
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To: Cacique
Isn’t Mit Romney one of them?

Yes he is!
He and his nine wives are shouting for justice right now on CNN.

28 posted on 04/05/2008 6:37:30 PM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: metmom

The vast majority of Mormons have no use for the polygamists.


29 posted on 04/05/2008 6:37:51 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Sub-Driver

And it happens in April of all months.


30 posted on 04/05/2008 6:40:17 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: All

The girl in question turned 16 in Jan. She has an eight month old baby. Her “husband” is a 50 year old man....DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!


31 posted on 04/05/2008 6:42:47 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: panaxanax
The Jeff’s people are wackos and NOT affiliated with the LDS.

Yeah. Never heard of them.

Meisner said welfare officials were looking for foster homes for the girls, most of whom have rarely been outside the insular world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The who? Latter Day Who? Is that the Mormons?

32 posted on 04/05/2008 6:42:57 PM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: buck jarret
They should remove all the minors they have real evidence on; they shouldn’t be able to cart hundreds of people away just like that.

Maybe they have evidence on all those people. Or do you want them to skip out so that they are not to be found when the evidence is in?

Besides, how are they going to get evidence if they don't collect it right away? Do you want them to politely ask for it so they can destroy it?

And it's not just a matter of *approving* of. It's a matter of breaking the law. The government has the authority to enforce the law.

33 posted on 04/05/2008 6:45:54 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: gracesdad

That was from the link to wiki in post 11.

I guess my comment wasn’t clear enough. If you read the link, you’ll see what I mean.


35 posted on 04/05/2008 6:51:13 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
metmom, NO! You can't believe that rounding up everyone and sorting out who's guilty and who's not is Constitutionally right. I thought we, as American citizens were innocent until proven guilty?

If, and I believe it is so, underage girls are being forced into “marriage”, then the authorities have to gather the facts before they start banging heads and arresting people. This is how Waco started. C’mon metmom, you're one of my favorite FReepers.

36 posted on 04/05/2008 6:52:13 PM PDT by panaxanax (Writing in Duncan Hunter 2008!)
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To: panaxanax; gracesdad; buck jarret
That's a great idea, lets get someone like Reno to go in and kill more than they wished to save

Psst...Don't tell McCain..

Ah..what sir?

Told ya!

MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND!!!

Yes Sir!

37 posted on 04/05/2008 6:52:25 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: matt1234
No we don't. They reported all the one's removed were ok so let's be patient and not burn the place up.
38 posted on 04/05/2008 6:53:40 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: panaxanax
Maybe the government should seize every Catholic Church and save the poor Alter Boys that are getting their butts reamed by the pedophile priests.

Yeah, sure, like that's a facet of the religion (sarcasm)

39 posted on 04/05/2008 6:54:39 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: gracesdad
This is Warren Jeffs followers known as the FDLS. They are not the LDS. Warren Jeffs was the leader of this group.

Jeffs, who was considered to be the sect's prophet, was arrested near Las Vegas in 2006 and sentenced to life in jail for being an accomplice to rape. He also faces federal charges in Arizona and Utah.

40 posted on 04/05/2008 6:55:08 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Out, damned spot......OUT)
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