Saturday, April 05, 2008

Fundamentalist LDS Church's compound in Eldorado raided, girls removed

When I read the headline coverage at places like CNN, I always try to search for more local coverage as at times that provides more information or a different insight than the national coverage. While the Deseret Morning news is written from Utah, their article, 52 girls removed from FLDS compound in Texas provides more details than some of the nationally reported news such as:
The San Angelo Standard-Times is reporting that a warrant was unsealed in district court, naming 50-year-old Dale Barlow and accusing him of marrying and fathering a child with a 16-year-old girl at the ranch.

And:
In southern Utah, Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith confirmed that his office has been consulting with Texas authorities, but declined to comment on the raid.

"I've been working with Sheriff Doran, giving him background information on people and the group," Smith told the Deseret Morning News this morning.

The Utah Attorney General's Office said it was monitoring the situation. In the FLDS enclaves of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., observers said the town came alive with activity as news of the raid spread.

An update from the San Angelo Standard-Times states more children have been removed and that the number is expected to be over 100 that have been taken from the ranch.

Also an interesting article from 2006 that talks about how those living in the nearby town have reached a "uneasy peace" with those who live at the ranch. Which given the knowledge that girls under the age of 16 have married and had children, creates some wondering about the local sheriff...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

mullah cimoc say this to showing ameriki just the satanic.

like the village it vietnam: we must to destroying it just to be save it.

hypocrite beast claim to be the free but just the serve devil.

benjamin frankling be so ashame if to see this destroy family, only love lesbian and to killing abortion so many him ameriki baby just to poking the head for suck dry it brain meat. this ameriki him love. but then claim to protecting it children.

T. F. Stern said...

I'm not so sure which was more disturbing, the article or the comment by mullah cimoc.

In either case I would hope there is an awareness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is in no way associated with what is being called the Fundamentalist LDS Church.

Lisa Renee said...

T.F., I agree with you as to both of your statements, first as to the first comment by our "friend" from over seas and secondly that the few that are involved in the Fundamentalist LDS Church have very little in common with those of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Anonymous said...

these folks are sick, sick, sick. As a father I can't imagine allowing any of my 3 daughters to be married and have sex at age 13. All these men need to be castrated and sent to prison where the will find out what a real spiritual marriage means. Say hi to bubba!!!

Anonymous said...

The FLDS and LDS are VERY VERY different and the major problem this is going to cause is the precaution of people of the LDS. Regardless the fact of the matter that really puts a real bad taste in my mouth is these children were born into this world, have never seen anything outside of it, and believe that this way of life is the only way of life. It really scares me thinking of this but the truth is there is nothing that could stop it......until now :-) So do I agree with everything that is going on? NO … Am I happy that it is accruing? KINDA … Will the outcome, regardless of the decision, make a better world? YYEESS .... So say what you will but that is my opinion.

Anonymous said...

People need to realize that the FLDS church developed from the roots of LDS theology. The LDS church only changed it philosophy on polygamy based upon federal pressure to arrest any man caught practicing polygamy. For those that are defenders of the LDS church, you need to know where you came from. Today's LDS members are good, moral people; but they are caught up in a "man made" religion.

jiva34 said...

most disturbing...
one the one hand there are no more spiritual cultures in the wolrd today...
only capitalism...
on the other those attemtping to practice some form of spiritual culture are contaminated...
very dark age for spiritual enlightenment...
only sense enjoyment and economic development..
no real preparation for the journey after the death of the temporary body...

Anonymous said...

This all started with an anonymous tip. How many of you would like for your homes and families to be raided and yourselves detained indefinitely because of an anonymous tip? If this happened to a group of black people or latinos it would be a travesty of justice, but white people don't seem to have the same rights. DO NOT think that I support what MAY have been going on there. That is not the point. The point is... aren't you just a little afraid of what the government can do to you with an anonymous tip?