Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Polygamy

In case you've been out of the country, in a coma, locked in a dungeon, or generally too busy to watch the news, here's the synopsis: polygamous compound in Eldorado, Texas, disbands after a girl tips off police to the horrid goings-on inside. Like grown-damn-men marrying pubescent girls, and transferring them between compounds across the West like commodities, or cattle, so they could "serve" these douchebag pedophiles as wives.

But don't be surprised. The local officials sure weren't. In fact, they'd been aware of the snake in the grass all along. I don't profess to know much about radical Mormonism. I have been to Salt Lake City once and can only say the Mormons I met there, especially this sweet little lady wearing a blindingly chartreuse suit outside the Tabernacle who gave us some sales collateral, as well as others I've known and know in my life, are lovely people. I don't mean that in a "I have black friends" way either. I just mean that unfortunately it's usually the squeaky wheel that gets the oil and, where the media is concerned, the exposure and attention.

But I do understand crimes against humanity, and no person deserves to be extracted or withheld from our global society to sate someone else's greed, ego, and general ill-intentions. I value freedom - freedom of thought, expression, of will - at such an important level that it infuriates me to hear of this wretched story of enslavement.

I'm so thankful one had the courage to speak up. I'm so sorry it had to happen this late in the game.

3 comments:

Such said...

Since reading Under the Banner of Heaven I have had a fear of Mormons. Watching Big Love has only deepened that fear.

Amy Corndolly said...

Oh gosh, what such ssaid. I am always afraid of Chloe Sevigny.

I love your blog Robby, it is white hot AND fierce. I'd love it if you could tell me my future... will Corndolly tour with Liz Phair?

Such said...

Amy if you really want to fear Chloe check out www.gofugyourself.com