This week on Utah NOW - we're exploring the latest development in the evolving issue of polygamy.
We'll compare the recent raids of a Fundamentalist community in Texas with the raids on Short Creek in 1953. It will help us explain what's new, what it means, and what's next.
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This program on polygamy was excellent and very helpful in understanding different aspects of the news that I have been watching lately and did not understand. I agree with the last commentary; I think he hit the nail on the head. Many of the moral choices society makes are horrific and it would be hypocritical to condemn an entire community except for the child abuse. I wish the rest of society did not have to pay tax dollars for their lifestyle.
Posted by Anonymous Post, Monday April 14th, 2008 @ 2:54 pm
President Bush and been trying to say that there are not enough children to support social security, in a polygamous organization, if there is one husband, there’s 5 wives and each one has five kids, maybe there will be enough people to support social security. Maybe a better way of doing it would be from ages 13 to 17 they could be promised to someone and then at 18 they can have intercourse and kids. Polygamy could fix social security. Why don’t we look at it as an economic situation? When they become 18 the first thing they will do is have sex and children to fix our social security.
Posted by David Hughes, Monday April 14th, 2008 @ 2:56 pm
We the people have to assume responsibility for our prejudice that has driven these people underground and caused them. How can we point a finger at them for breaking the law when the police were breaking the law with the raid?
Posted by Anonymous Post, Monday April 14th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm
Mr. Allred hit the nail on the head as to what the general public is feeling. Let the people live their faith and do what they want unless it is in a case of child abuse. He did a wonderful job about what society needs to do to stop them from inbreeding and having child brides.
Posted by Karl Holm, Monday April 14th, 2008 @ 2:58 pm
Texas did exactly the right thing to step in and put a stop to child & women abuse, rape and polygamy in the FLDS and their sympathizers from spreading. It is shameful that the State Attorney Generals of Utah, Nevada, Colorado, etc., continue to tolerate the unlawful treatment of children by these pedophile acts in their own communities and bury their heads in the sand. People need to write and urge their own States to take similar action and prosecute and jail the LDS organized criminals, as the Texans intend to do. Thanks Texas for taking legal action to stop the rampant LDS pedophiles and their accomplices in this twisted faith.
Posted by James Treaty, Sunday April 27th, 2008 @ 1:36 pm
Bill Allred has a great way of making a person look at things from a diverse point of view. Gotta love 'em!
Posted by Oscar Zavala, Wednesday April 30th, 2008 @ 10:59 am
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