Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Well-sir, Now That Li'l-Girl-Fucking-Cult There In Texas Mighta Went Just A LEETLE Too Far

Investigators, who it must be admitted have a pretty heavy load of scrutiny to bear and no small stake in conducting a 'successful' investigation into all this, report they have uncovered evidence that it was not only girls and young women who were assaulted and sexually abused at that fundie-cult baby-farm down in ElDorado, TX. It was boys and young men, too.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they’re investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect’s ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.

The disclosures are the first suggestions that anyone other than teenage girls may have been sexually or physically abused at the ranch run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a renegade Mormon sect.

In written and oral testimony provided to lawmakers Wednesday, officials with the state Department of Family and Protective Services said interviews and journal entries suggested that boys may have been sexually abused.

Thet's done gone an' did it, by Gawd! NOW they gone too far. Them li'l girls, I could unnerstan' it. Some o'em looked to be purty sweet under them prairie burqas. Even a coupla broke bones. Them kids kin be ornery. But sex with little boys? Why, it ain't nacherul...not one bit, it ain't....

One of the strange demographic statistics about the people removed from the cult-site was the signal dearth of teen-age boys. Girls of all ages, and babies. But scarcely any boys between--I only heard the number in passing--11 and 15. Mebbe zero. And the younger ones showing signs of physical and sexual abuse.

That's the wonderful thing about faith. It is sooo flexible. It covers over so many multitudes of sins...There's a link in the Hed.

6 comments:

notwatchingtelevision said...

This story is so horrifyingly sad. I really don't know what to make of the fact that a separate culture this extreme can exist almost autonomously for so long within our borders. And what will happen to these people now that they are being taken from their community into the jarring world of our legal and welfare institutions? Once the sensationalism passes, will they get the support they need to establish some sense of normalcy in their lives?

I haven't followed the story in the media closely at all because I don't trust the sensationalism or the reporting. Who will be held accountable and how for the criminal exploitation of all these people? Will those we see as victims of their world be further victimized by our own? -- Sparkle Plenty

Woody (Tokin' Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella!) said...

Probably, the biggest part of the responsibility for whatever tragedies ensue from this fiasco reposes with the official, hands-off attitude by which EVERY kind of 'religious' behavior (other than peyote, of course) gets an automatic pass. Now if your 'religion' includes ingesting psychotropic substances, they'll bust you in a new york fucking minute. But if you're impregnating little girls (which you gotta do by FUCKING them) that's perfectly acceptable.

BlakNo1 said...

Speaking of psychotropics, if possible, one must observe the death of Dr. Hofmann in the proper manner.

Woody (Tokin' Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella!) said...

Wish I could...
I dropped a LOT of acid in the day.
The Day and the night.
Folks I knew would drop tabs of blotter into bottles of beer--disco hits, they called 'em. between sets, you'd go out to yur vehicle, toke up, and sip the lsd-laced beer. a very nice buzz usually ensued,...so i was told, anyway...it would i think have been a gas to be on the bus witht the Merry Pranksters...

Judith Shapiro said...

so well put - the post of course, and ah, the stoll down memory lane. where are the merry pranksters now when we need them? and, oh, thanks for the compliment on my blog - i am honored.

Mr. Pelican said...

As has been proven time and again, when you give your heart to God, he takes yer brains. People who have this overwhelming need to surrender all thought and free will ( and also personal responsibility) make me wonder about our country. Brainwashing cults and psuedo-religions are lead by powercrazed MEGALOMANIACS, and anybody with a lick of sense could see that, and give them the same circumspection you'd give a horny grizzly bear!
Something else religion has taught me is that God does not prefer one denomination to another, but
his preachers prefer 50's and 100's.