[quote=Katholikos]There was an exposé on Colorado City, Arizona, on the tele tonight. It is a scandal of huge proportions for this state. Polygyny (one man, more than one wife) has been openly practiced in Colorado City for many years, and the “guvmint” has done nothing about it. Child molestation, child rape, domestic violence against women, and welfare fraud are rampant. The whole town is on welfare – supported by taxpayers. (It’s hard for a man with 56 children to feed them all.) Young boys are kicked out of town --homeless, jobless, friendless, and without training or education; they’re called the “lost boys.” They’re viewed as competition for the old men wanting to take young girls as “brides,” so they’re forced out. Both girls and boys are uneducated. One man, “The Prophet,” rules the town with an iron fist. He has 81 wives (I think that was the number) and hundreds of children. Even the cops are lawbreaking polygamists.
These disgusting people have nothing to do with the LDS church, they are just some people(men mostly) who decided to practice polygamy. The live in two towns one over the Arizona border and one on the Utah border. Hilldale and Colorado City, neither governor does anything about it and it is really terrible. I can not understand, but I guess they do not want another Waco. I for one would go in and haul off the men to jail. Those poor women are born into it and of course brainwashed to the point where they are free to roam. Many of them travel to St George,Utah to work and shop. When I saw them all dressed as in pioneer days. I thought they had been in some kind of play, then my brother who lives in Ivins, said they were (plygs). Thats what they call them in St George. It sickens me and all other LDS, but we are not the law and they are not part of our church. Apparently there is nothing the law wants to do to stop it. I think it only started there in the 1980s. I have driven past and there were houses with no windows, and no one to be seen. There are no open businesses, so all of their trading has to be done in St George.
In the early days of Polygamy in the Church, it was practiced for only a few years and then only certain men were allowed to practice it. It was not church wide and was not continued because it is church doctrine to follow the laws of the land. It was
outlawed in the church before Utah became a state.
We do not believe a man has to have many wives to go to heaven.
That is just plain not true. I also read parts of “Under the Banner of Heaven” It is listed as one of the worst books of anti-Mormon literature in present times. My sister (same father,but not same mother) who is an athiest married to a Jew gave it to me. I could not read but a few pages and I found it totally disgusting how the author tried to tie the LDS church in with these murdering freaks.
I am sure there are some mentally ill Catholics and do you judge the whole church by these poor misguided people. Example the woman who worshiped the Cheese sandwich with Mary on it.
I know I have hammered that to death, but hey, would you want to be compared to her as a Catholic?