31 of 53 teen girls at FLDS ranch are pregnant or had baby

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    I posted this at the end of the other thread, but I think it needs it own space. 31 of 53 CHILDREN are or have been pregnant. Damn the State of Texas for stepping in ....:rolleyes:
     
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    I absolutely do not see how ANYONE on this site can support allowing this kind of behavior to go on in the guise of some religion?

    They also said on the news that girls were 3 to one there....what were they talking about, do ya know? what happens to the boys? are they sent away once old enough so that these men can have all the young women?

    THIS IS A CULT.....and a harmful one....not to outsiders, but most certainly to the children within it imho.
     
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    I heard it mentioned that males are given the boot once they are old enough to compete with the older men for the affections of the ladies.

    Also, as I mentioned in the other thread (this is going to get confusing -- two threads same conversations) I think using Christ's name to cloak having sex with minors violates at least one and probably two of Christ's teachings. This group can call itself what it wants,

    IMO, this rebukes their claim.
     
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    I dont know about it not being harmful to outsiders...This whole system of raping little girls in the name of God makes me personally want to puke.
     
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    Being a Christian, I can't say it does a whole for me since these people attempt to equate their lifestyle with my religion. As I pointed out in my previous post, their actions directly contradict Christ's words, so call them what you will, but their actions were anything BUT Christian.
     
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    SAN ANTONIO - More than half the teen girls taken from a polygamist compound in west Texas have children or are pregnant, state officials said Monday.

    A total of 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are in state custody after a raid 3 1/2 weeks ago at the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado. Of those girls, 31 either have children or are pregnant, said Child Protective Services spokesman Darrell Azar. Two of those are pregnant now, he said; it was unclear whether either of those two already have children.

    "It shows you a pretty distinct pattern, that it was pretty pervasive," he said.

    State officials took custody of all 463 children at the ranch controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, saying a pattern of teen girls forced into underage "spiritual" marriages and sex with much older men created an unsafe environment for the sect's children.

    Under Texas law, children under the age of 17 generally cannot consent to sex with an adult. A girl can get married with parental permission at 16, but none of these girls is believed to have a legal marriage under state law.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080428/ap_on_re_us/polygamist_retreat
     
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    This was already posted.

    Makes you feel sort of warm and fuzzy that the police can wade into any home with underage pregnant girls, yank the girls, all the kids, and start giving gynocological exams, doesn't it?
     
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    Yeah, the cops should have just prayed that the pedophiles would come to their senses.
     
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    Just heard on local news here that several of the children had been abused, broken bones, bruises. It is the state's duty to protect all citizens and I think they did the right thing by protecting the children.
     
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    Did anyone think this was bungled? They are having to do DNA test to find the family structure!

    If these children are being put out into foster homes their lives are about to be shattered by huge disillusionment. Hopefully they aren't sent to Public Schools right away. They are going to need time to adapt to culture outside of the Jeffs' Religion.
     

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