Well, it seems I accomplishedmy goal of stirring the pot, even if I did play loosey goosey with the facts. I suppose I am so attracted to the issues in this case because of my tendency to head directly into a prevailing wind. So, here is a acount of today’s events from the most progressive major newspaper in the Lone Star state – http://www.statesman.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/National/Polygamist_Retreat.html .
I will never defend the right of a 50 year old man to rape a young girl. But, can we say that because this group’s religion doesn’t jive with the mainstream that it is therefore invalid? Did they enter the compound because of the one call for help or had they been waiting for just such an opportunity? If the State was so concerned, why did it take this long to take action? All of the interviews I have seen indicate that this compound and its purpose were no secret. I could go on and on with the questions. I look forward to hearing some alternative viewpoints.