Oh, I feel bad. I finally got a reader to this blog (hi Sam!) but then I didn't post anything. Whoopsy!
But, speaking of mormonism, seen anything lately about the polygamist sect Yearning for Zion (YFZ) out in west Texas? El Dorado, I do believe. Oh boy.
They were raided recently after police received an anonymous (possibly fake, they now say) phone call reportedly from a 16 year-old girl who was being "sexually and physically abused" by a man in his 50's.
All of the children under the age of 17 have now been removed from the ranch by Child Protective Services, and the mothers are going on air to beg for the return of their children. They said the children need their mothers, who are in no way abusing their children.
I beg to differ.
By raising your daughters to believe that their entire salvation rests on marrying a man (who, by the way, must be married to AT LEAST 3 women in order to be granted entrance into heaven) and obeying him without thinking for yourself, you are abusing them. By forcing your daughters to marry men decades older than themselves when they are just hitting puberty, you are abusing them. By teaching your sons that they should treat women this way, and view them as nothing more than baby vessels, you are abusing them.
Look at yourselves! You have been abused! You are robots!
The mothers where on Larry King Live the other night. Now, if you've ever watched Larry King, you know how much he likes to jump all over the place and interject, change the subject, try to ask shocking questions, etc. He must have been going MAD inside during this interview!!
I'd rather post the higher quality CNN version than find something on YouTube, so click the link. It's 14 minutes and it might make you want to throw things. Just warning you.
You want your children to turn out just like you?
PS. Where can I get a dress like that?
PPS. Here's a shorter clip of their robotic-ness: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/04/16/lkl.flds.polygamy.women.cnn?iref=videosearch