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Sunday, April, 13, 2008

Yearning for Zion

Filed under: news — mete23 @ 6:57 pm

Last week, 416 children were evacuated from the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. A 16-year old girl from the community ranch called for help. The polygamist Mormon sect, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, inhabit this area. Basically, police officials are suspecting sex abuse and underage girls being wedded, etc.

But look at the intimidating limestone church. Wow.

A view of the whole community area. I am very curious as to how it would feel like to walk in there.

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2 Comments »

  1. If officers took all the women and children from an apartment complex in New York based on 1 phone call of someone that has been abused, there would be worldwide opposition. This raid is in direct opposition of the constitution of the U.S. and against the principles upon which this country was founded. Prosecute the man who was complained against. Since when do all of the citizens of a community pay for the wrongdoing of 1 man?
    I am very ashamed that this sort of thing still goes on with so much supposed “tolerance” in this country. The proclaimed tolerance is nothing but selfishness in certain areas. It is just people complaining to get something for free. It’s time this country practices tolerance and equality in its true sense, and not just in word.

    Comment by jordan — Sunday, April, 13, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

  2. Re: Jordan
    I don’t think the whole community is “paying” for the wrongdoing of 1 man by evacuating. This is from the NY Times, as Mr. Azar (communications manager for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services) said the girls were removed “because we had reason to believe they had been abused or were at immediate risk of future abuse.”Security over freedom? Freedom over security?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/05/us/05jeffs.html?scp=6&sq=polygamy&st=nyt

    Comment by mete23 — Sunday, April, 13, 2008 @ 8:25 pm


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