Friday, May 12, 2006

Utah/Arizona Polygamists....Like the Zoramites of Old?

What should be done about these polygamists in the Utah/Arizona area? I mean, these guys are bringing into focus the wrong things about Mormonism. More importantly, these children are being abused, both the girls and the boys.

Among sect members, girls as young as 13 are forced into marriage, sexual abuse is rampant, rape is covered up and child molesters are shielded by religious authorities and law enforcement. Boys are thrown out of town, abandoned like unwanted pets by the side of the road and forcibly ostracized from their families to reduce competition among the men for multiple wives. Children routinely leave school at age 11 or 12 to work at hazardous construction jobs. Boys can be seen piloting dump trucks, backhoes, forklifts and other heavy equipment. Girls work at home, trying to keep order in enormous families with multiple mothers and dozens of children who often eat in shifts around picnic tables. Wives are threatened with mental institutions if they fail to "keep sweet," or obedient, for their husbands.
Is there an Alma to go teach these modern day Zoramites about the real faith again?


At 5/12/2006 01:46:00 PM, Blogger E L Frederick said...

Step up to the plate, be you own Alma. Why wait for someone else to do it?

At 5/12/2006 02:19:00 PM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

hmmm, good point. i wish i could, but I do not feel that calling in my life right now. Alma felt the inspiration from God to go to the Zoramites. My calling right now is to my wife and newborn baby. I am merely getting the word out to someone who may feel inspired to be a modern day Alma. thanks for your comment though.

At 5/12/2006 03:55:00 PM, Blogger E L Frederick said...

Yeah, well I know I'm no Alma, I'm more like the guy who went off with the whore while Alma was preaching to the Zoramites. (Former LDS, but not antagonistic to the church)


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