Sunday, April 13, 2008

Where religious liberty ends - Salt Lake Tribune

For more than than a century and a half, Americans have got seen polygyny from a distance and through a filter of silence. But in recent years, the position have go more than distinct: a oracle in prison, jailhouse footing for work force who get married underage women, a preciseness foray on a spread in West Texas. And this is where the societal imperative mood of protecting the immature and the vulnerable collides with the constitutional warrant of freedom of religion. This past week, the foray on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints in Eldorado, Texas, have once again brought polygyny into focus, especially among people and legal experts who've studied the phenomenon for years. Marci William Rowan Hamilton is frankly aghast it had not happened sooner. "Nobody's had the backbone to make what Lone-Star State government did," said Hamilton, a church-state scholar and lawyer who dwells in the City Of Brotherly Love area. "We so often disregard what's happening to children in spiritual communities . . . finally a grouping of government realized they couldn't allow it travel on any more."
She have a history with abused children, particularly the sexual assault victims of priests or ministers, and she have no forbearance for those who reason that the liberty and privateness of grownups is more than than of import than protecting children. "There's an American inclination to have on rose-colored glasses when it come ups to faith . Advertisement

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