Friday, April 18, 2008

Stop Persecuting the Polygamists!

This is starting to irritate the hell out of me.

As the offensive persecution of a group of polygamists continues in Texas, the latest story is:

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Girls in the West Texas polygamist sect enter into underage marriages without resistance because they are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation, experts for the state testified Friday at a custody hearing for 416 youngsters.
The renegade Mormon sect’s belief system "is abusive. The culture is very authoritarian," said Dr. Bruce Perry, a psychiatrist and an authority on children in cults.
But under questioning from defense lawyers who lined up in the courtroom aisles to have a turn at each witness, the state’s experts acknowledged that the sect mothers were loving parents and that there were no signs of abuse among younger girls and any of the boys.

Now, here's what ticks me off the most: Are you going to tell me that Islam, or Orthodox Judaism, or hardcore Catholicism, are any less "authoritarian"?

Mostly, look at what Islam does to women, and then explain to me how come the polygamists' "belief system" is being attacked, but if you even breathe a word against Islam, you're branded a racist?

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