Monday, June 02, 2008

My, my! Is that what they contend?

Quote from the AP article about the children being returned to the polygamist sect:

"...authorities contended all the children were at risk because church teachings pushed underage girls into marriage and sex."

Yes the state authorities in Texas would MUCH PREFER that the state of Texas push underage girls into sex.


Blogger Gayle said...

I agree. Considering our society, it's hypocritical, to say the least.

Our adopted granddaughter went off to college two years ago. We paid through the nose because we raised her right. But two of her high-school peeers, girls who got pregnant and weren't married, were awarded all kinds of grants because after all, they were pregnant! So... we now pay for the college education of children who have become pregnant outside of marriage. Interestingly enough, both of them were underage when they became pregnant, but I didn't see the state removing them from their parents homes! Of course they also got the wick program and every other hand-out the government has to offer.

4:21 PM  
Blogger said...

Don't forget, part of the marriage in these weird sects involves the women having marital duties and obligations to their husband. I guarantee you, they don't like the idea of that, either.

If you choose to get married, and don't make the enlightened choice of marry and member of the same sex, then the woman is supposed to wear the pants in the family. And a husband having sex with his wife is exactly the same as rape, according to a number of enlightened feminists. Especially if he enjoys it.

5:36 PM  
Blogger said...

BTW, a number of cultures arrange (i.e: force) men and women into at least quasi-involuntary marriages. I don't see those folks busting in the houses of Indian and Muslim Americans and taking away the kids that are getting sold in marriage--often for the good of the larger family, or based on financial considerations, and often with a much older man marrying a much younger woman. But that's okay, because that's their culture. And we have to be culturally sensitive.

Unless for a fundamentalist Mormon. Then you should go to jail for it. Seems the whiter (and more Christian-like) you are, the less need there is for cultural sensitivity.

5:41 PM  

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