How can this still being happening in the 21st century?

@mssnow (9493)
United States
April 5, 2008 12:30pm CST
I read this story about pologomy in Texas. Some LDS members set up a community. They were marrying off young girls to men as old as fifty. I am glad the authorities stepped in. I feel for those poor innocent children who had to deal with that kind of abuse. I am sure that the girls had no say in who they married or why they had to marry. They even had cousins marrying. Here is the story http://news.aol.com/story/_a/girls-removed-from-polygamist-ranch/20080404201909990001 Please share your thoughts on this subject?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 08
Another example that society is slipping backwards. I sometimes wonder if we are living in the 18th century again but only this time we have the modern technology to go with it. This kind of thing can't happen and yet it does and it's horrific and very very sad, that humans can do this. I don't know who is worse those that organize it or those who agree to marrying these children, ewwww horrid, the punishments should be stiff, sorry but I have no compassion to people who use and abuse children at any age xxx
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
5 Apr 08
It is horrible. I dont care what religion you belong too. They know its wrong. Thanks Wolfie xxxx
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 09
Thanks for best response, princess ;0)
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
5 Mar 09
your welcome Wolfie :)
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I think a lot of things go on behind the scenes of the LDS church that the general public has no idea about. It makes me ill to think of any kind of child abuse, but it is especially bad when they are using their religion to get by with it. Those poor girls don't have a chance at a normal life. How in the world can they believe it is ok to do this?
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Thanks for answering, I really do not know their mindset behind this. But that was a while ago I think they all got what they deserved.
@mummymo (23707)
7 Apr 08
I am all for people having the right to their own opinions and beliefs as long as no one is hurt but it is blatantly clear that people , especially girls are being hurt in this case - that is so wrong and I am glad that the police are involved! It would seem from what I have read that the so called leader who is in jail and awaiting trial on more charges of incest and rape of an underage girl is not the only person from this group who practises such thingsa and it is so very , very wrong, my heart breaks for these girls! xxx
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I agree, if religion is done for good then thats fine. Its the ones who use religion for their own evils that make me sad
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I know I just saw it a few posts back. It is terrible and I was under the impression that they don't do that anymore must be a small cult of lds
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
7 Apr 08
you never know how many religous cults are out there
@mememama (3077)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Just some more crazy whackos who use religion to overpower innocent people, and in this case, children. Absolutely disguisting. I'm really not that suprised since people use their religion to justify doing tons of horrible things now in days, as well as in the past.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
6 Apr 08
That is so true. Its their way of getting past the law or so they think.
@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Apr 08
I think it is awful that they would treat children this way, heck to treat ANYONE this way is an abomination. That they were doing this as a church is just beyond comprehension. I can only hope that each and everyone of the children can get past this and still become stable healthy adults. We can only guess at exactly what they have been through.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Hopefully they can get back to being normal happy healthy children. I think the youngest one will have the best chance for that
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
5 Apr 08
That is awful. I cannot believe alot of things are still going on in the world today. It seems to only get worse for all of us. I think it is time to stop alot of it and make some good changes for everyone of us, especially for our children as well.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I agree, I hope the next president will help make GOOD changes to our country
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I'm so glad that someone stepped in. There are things going on in our country that are just horrific!! I just started a discussion a few minutes ago about something my mother saw on Oprah. I will say it again, God have mercy on our country!!!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I think no matter where you are there will be bad things happening to good people. Its called "free will" Thanks Ill check out your discussion