FLDS Update

I’ve been putting a lot of links about Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (a polygamous Mormon sect), over in the right-hand “quick links” sidebar. This article from the Great Falls tribune is a good summary of the situation and the charges against Jeffs.

This isn’t about religion, and it’s not about the sexual mores of such groups. I don’t care who people have sex with, or how they organize their family lives. This case is about child and domestic abuse. It’s about a group of people who break the law in ways that cost the states they live in a lot of money (they don’t pay taxes, but they do get welfare and other forms of state support). And that’s not right.

Posted on April 18th, 2006 by Katxena