The other day my friend Missy posted about being obsessed with the polygamists in Texas. I have found that I too am very interested in the case. I went to the library yesterday to get some books about it and they were all check out, so obviously everyone else is also a little obsessed. When you hear on the new "Colorado City" and "Hilldale", those locations are about 45 minutes from us. In fact, St. George is where the polygamists do all their shopping, so seeing them is an everyday occurance! They are very quite, polite and stand-off-ish! We had a group build the neighbors house, and they did it in about 1 month. They framed it in one day! Roof on the next! They are amazing workers, no loud music playing, and each knew their job. I have never seen a job site so amazingly clean! Then I hear stories about terrible abuse, which appear to contridict everything I see. I am very confused. Yes I think that abuse of children is terrible. At the same time I think it is so terrible that the children were taken away from their mothers. Why not remove the men you suspect of abuse and work with the mothers and the children at the home? So to complicate matters, I looked up the FLDS website, which is brand new. They have never talked openly about themselves, and have never used the internet (they are not allowed, it is so worldly). They now have a site for the children being held "captive". On the site, they did a great job of getting my sympathy, they have some videos. Pictures of they children happy and enjoying a normal childhood! I found it very interesting that the music playing with the video is LDS music, I'm trying to be like Jesus. It makes me wonder what else they use that is also LDS. Do they watch our conference? Do they follow our lesson manuels? This music was not even written when they broke off from the church. Hhhmmm...even more for me to ponder. Anyways, I would love to know what everyone thinks...and here is the link www.fldstruth.org in the top right corner is the link to the captive children's site!
Europe Part 4 - Paris
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