Texas Polygamist Sect
I’ve been watching the news on this as much as I am able, but I haven’t been able to completely bring myself to a solid opinion on the whole matter. On the one hand, it is a religious deal (although in my opinion it is a cult), and the government should stay out of it because of freedom of religion. On the other hand, these are some young kids that appear to be unable to make their own decisions because of the rules the sect lives by, and they are being forced into arranged marriages at very young ages.
Some refer to it all as a statutory rape farm, which is probably the best description in a nutshell I’ve heard on it. Others are comparing it all to sexually active teens everywhere else in the world, and they have a good point as well.
My whole thing is that these kids are being brainwashed from the day they are born. They don’t know that it’s possible to be any different than how they are raised. I don’t have any problem with people believing the way they want to believe, but when it crosses the line where they are brainwashing kids and forcing them into situations of questionable legality and ethics, then I have a problem.
Any way you look at it, it’s disturbing all around.