MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Return Those Children

May 30th, 2008 Viewed 1559 times, 1 so far today

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The Texas High Court ruled in favor of the Mormon families, and ordered them to be returned in a reasonable time frame.

Yet Another Mormon Update

May 20th, 2008 Viewed 2398 times, 1 so far today

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It seems that part of the reasoning the CPS used to keep the Mormon children was that they witnessed pregnant girls.  Unfortunately, of the three that they claimed to have seen, none of them are underage.

When Texas child welfare authorities released statistics showing nearly 60 percent of the teen girls taken from a polygamist sect’s ranch were pregnant or had children, they seemed to prove what was alleged all along: The sect commonly pushed girls into marriage and sex.

Mormon Update – Mental Health Staff

May 13th, 2008 Viewed 2496 times, 1 so far today

311xInlineGalleryI know that this is no longer monitored by the media, they’ve since moved on (probably to something about Britney or one of the other single name celebrities), but there is still action on the Mormon children front:

Update on the Mormon Children

May 6th, 2008 Viewed 2638 times, 1 so far today

family at seaside Just in case you were wondering:

An arrest warrant has been dropped for a man thought to be the husband of a teenage girl whose report of abuse triggered a raid on a polygamous sect’s Texas compound, authorities said Friday.

Would You Know What Hard Lemonade is?

May 1st, 2008 Viewed 1802 times, 1 so far today

0842892319_042808_Hard_Lemonade Again, what justifies the government taking a child from their parents?  Could it be as simple as not knowing what “Hard Lemonade” is?

The way police and child protection workers figure it, Ratte should have known that what a Comerica Park vendor handed over when Ratte ordered a lemonade for his boy three Saturdays ago contained alcohol, and Ratte’s ignorance justified placing young Leo in foster care until his dad got up to speed on the commercial beverage industry.

Why Child Protective Services Scare Me

May 1st, 2008 Viewed 2510 times, 1 so far today

family at seasideAs I hope I’ve made clear in my post on the Mormons who lost their children, I’m very protective on the bond between a child and parent.  I’m very suspicious of government agencies that claim to have our children’s best interest at heart, but then take children from their homes– sometimes permanently.

And I’ve read a lot of these stories.  It’s the power that these people wield over parent’s lives that scares me.  That they act as if they have more rights than the parents to the children is foreign to me.  And that they can assume that parents are guilty until proven innocent and use that to justify removing a child from a home is wrong according to the founding principles of this country.

And then something like this happens1:

  1. Hat Tip: Vox Day []

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.