Monday, April 14, 2008


Tell me which scenario appears to be a severe case of “unequal treatment” of the affected group:

An individual in a poor, crime-riddled neighborhood claims she was raped. No individuals in the neighborhood are summarily removed from their homes and detained.

A Muslim accused of constructing a pipe bomb is apprehended and brought into custody, but all other Muslims he associated with remain with their families.

A Catholic priest accused of child molestation is taken into custody, but all other priests, many of whom may or may not be guilty of a similar crime, remain with their parish.

An anonymous woman calls authorities and claims she was abused by her Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ husband, and 400 children of that faith are taken from their families, detained and "reprogrammed."

As much as one may disagree with the doctrine and practice of that particular church, ya gotta wonder.

Picture, for a moment, the typical American city, with its street gangs, rapes, murders, incest, child abuse, spousal abuse, drug abuse, robberies, and assaults. Asserting the standard applied to the Fundamentalist LDS church, 25% of the population of this nations' largest cities would be taken into custody and reprogrammed by the state of Texas.

Who made the judgement that the practices of this church are worse than all of the crimes listed above? And the most puzzling question of all...if there was a crime committed, why were the children taken from their mothers instead of finding the person who allegedly committed the crime as has been the practice in this country for the last 200 years?

So much for freedom of religion...destroying an entire church for one alleged criminal who has not even been found. [Note: Later found and confirmed to be a hoax. Vindication!]

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