Judge Orders Polygamist Sect's Children to Remain in State Custody Pending DNA Tests

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Individual hearings will be set for the children over the next several weeks, and the judge will determine whether they are moved into permanent foster care or can be returned to their parents. All hearings must be held by June 5.

    Walther also ordered that all 416 children and parents be given genetic tests. Child welfare officials say they've had difficulty determining how the children and adults are related because of evasive or changing answers.

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    I certainly don't believe in polygamy and sex with minors, which both should and are against the law.
    But it's not like the law didn't know this was going on.
    What I do object is the law forcing it's way into the homes and physically removing the children.
    Regardless of the crime children are still children and the emotional stigma placed on them is also a crime.
    The lessor of two evils, is still evil.
    There were other ways this should have been handled.
    For instance they could have removed all of the male adults and then did the investigation, but the children would still have remained in their familiar surroundings.
     
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    This is an absolute tragity. Texas has a history of over zealous law inforcement. These children are now facing much more mental trama then they ever had with their parents. By the way i would remind everyone that there is absolutely no evidence that any underage child was forced to marry or that thhere is any child abuse. These are all accusations made against these people by a state government out of control.
     
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    They could have removed all adult males, and in a few days there would have been no children left.
     
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    Trauma would be being sexually abused.
     
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    The attorney for the pologamy group admits girls were married off to old men as young as 14



    They can refuse to marry an old man, but they've been taught if they do it means eternal damnation. Not much chance of them saying no is there. Not much of a choice is it


    Sounds like the children are being harmed to me.
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4686862&page=1

    They reported this morning that they were all so closely related (inbred) it will make it more difficult to identify children and parents with dna, difficult, not impossible.

    Did anyone see Good Morning America this morning, the artttorney for the group admitted a girl as young as 13 was forced to marry an old man.
    The state of Tx issuses a marriage certificate to only the first marriage, all others are not marriages. Meaning if a man marries a 1st woman they get a license, every girl after that he is not legally married too, he just takes home underage girls and keeps getting them pregnant.
    So if your concerned about sex and having babies without marriage you should see this as a problem.
    I aso learned that if a girl is pregnant at 16 or younger, if the father is more then 3 yrs older then her then it is legally statory rape. So these girls are being raped on a regular bases. And there are people here on this board approve.
    Suposedly they want their children back, but they aren't willing to stop lying about which children are whose. Reason why, they would have to admit girls younger then 16 are having children.
     
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    Wrong. Little girls being forced to have sex with older men is quite tramatic. Thank God they are in legal protection now.
     
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    Rape is always traumatic.
     
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    they are breaking man's law and God's law.
    They should not get the children back.
    No religion has the right to make laws in itself that go against the Bible.
    Mulitple marriage is forbidden in the NT, therefore they have no grounds to deny wrong doing. It dosn't make sense to argue to give them back children they will just abuse all over again, and force into hell by not allowing them to follow God's law because some man said it doesn't apply to them. Sleeping with one other than your wife is adultery, thinking about sleeping with one other than your wife is adultery, or did Jesus misspeak?
    The NT says one wife, elders, husband to 1 wife, deacons husband to 1 wife, be content with the wife of your youth,
    So basically these young girls are concubines, not wives and not being properly cared for under God's law, they are being forced to live in sin, not given the freedom to choose true salvation through grace and Faith in Christ. Their Faith is that they will get salvation by obeying a sinful man who claims to be a prophet
    I do not see how anyone can think that is ok. I think this should be one spot all Christians of any religous order could agree on.

     

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