Abraham Lincoln once said: “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” I wonder what he would have said about religious fundamentalists who are suspected of abusing young girls and marrying them to older relatives. Probably not something nice.
Update, Sunday morning: The situation is not getting any better. Standoff continues at Texas polygamist compound…
Rebecca agrees: Polygamy and forced marriage are fundamentally incompatible with the ideals of a civilized society. It’s a good thing that the only group guilty of this in North America and Europe is a fringe offshoot of the Church of Latter Saints. We’d never tolerate this in our midst, surely.