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Watching this case.

on April 17, 2008

I have been watching this case on the FLDS and the removal of children from their parents since it broke in the news.  I am in no way affiliated with the FLDS or even just regular Mormons but I do worry about these children and these moms in this case.  Over 400 were herded from the only home they knew, that was surrounded by family, including numerous siblings and half siblings, dad and moms.  While I in no way recognize polygamy as a way of life and I am not here to berate that belief, even if I do disagree strongly 🙂  I must say I disagree in the way that CPS and the legal system handled this.  I have a distrust of CPS even before I became a mom and that is because my major in college was social work and we learned about CPS.  While I know there are caring and loving CPS workers there are those who are overworked, burned out and no longer live for the people they are supposed to protect, the children.   I understand that  yes the children need protection but what about investigating first before removing over 400 children from their homes?  Doesn’t the CPS usually investigate a case before removing other children from the house?  Usually, yes.  I really think this is a case of these people living a life different from the world and someone who doesn’t like them making false claims.  Many homeschooling, Christian families have been on the other end of false claims so this is nothing new.  I say false claims because there is no sign of the girl who alledgely made the claim that set of this fire storm.  Where is she?  Surely she would have been removed along with the rest of the children since CPS removed all children 18 years and younger.  Did she exist at all?  These children are now awaiting a court trial  to decide where they will be living.  They are not taking the cases one by one but as a group – what’s good for one is good for all apparently.  Will they be put with families who will do even more harm?  Could happen.  Will they be put with people who don’t share any similarity in faith, wether it’s of God, modest dressing, etc?  Definitely.  I doubt the judges or CPS workers will take into account wether these children will be allowed to follow their faith in God, be allowed to dress how they are used to among other things.  Not to mention as a mom I would be furious if my children were ripped from me – nursing infants included – and the court were to decide where they are too live.  I fear that this will send off a tidal wave that will reach to Bible believing Christians and have wide reaching effects for those of us who do seperate ourselves from the world.  Just like the California case has blown open the world of home schooling this will blow open those of us who feel the need to seperate ourselves from the worldly word for the sake of our Saviour.

May God bless you.


3 responses to “Watching this case.

  1. TF says:

    I feel the same way you do.
    I have been praying for these kids, I cannot imagine having my children taken from me the way these Mothers have had. The youngest child taken away was only 6 months old, and 100 of them were under 4 years old. (all according to Foxnews.com)

    It is just so sad to think while these children are stuffed into an auditorium on makeshift cots ,being cared for by total strangers, they must be so afraid. One can only hope the older children are caring for the little ones. So they have some sense of family around them.

    I wondered that too, about the type of people who would be adopting (if the parents rights are terminated) and the people fostering the kids. I would think some kids would be placed with good people, but we have all heard horror stories about foster families. Sad but true.

    I pray the mothers can be reunited with the children, and the best possible outcome can be reached. I saw some reporter say if the mothers would divorce their husbands, denounce their church and way of life they would stand a chance of regaining custody. Can you imagine having to make that choice? Heartbreaking for all involved…..

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. I WAS WORRIED AT HOW THIS POST WOULD BE TAKEN BY SOME. MY CHILDREN ARE 6 YEARS, 3 1/2 YEARS AND 21 MONTHS OLD ALL OF THE AGE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN IF WE LIVED THERE. I CANNOT IMAGINE ALL MY CHILDREN GONE. NOT TO MENTION THAT 6 MONTH OLD WAS PROBABLY NURSING!!! AS FOR THE OLDER ONES TAKING CARE OF THE YOUNGER ONES, THEY HAVE SEPERATED THEM BY AGE. THE 4 AND UNDERS ARE TOGETHER AND THE 5 AND UPS ARE IN ANOTHER PLACE. SIBLING GROUPS WERE MORE THAN LIKELY SPLIT UP AND UNFORTUNATELY A 4 YEAR OLD IS IN NO POSITION TO STEP IN FOR MOM, KWIM? THE THING IS IF THE COURTS DO INDEED GIVE FULL CUSTODY TO CPS (WHICH IS WHAT CPS IS PETITIONING THE COURTS FOR) IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO GET THE CHILDREN BACK. I HAVE A SOCIAL WORK DEGREE AND LEARNED ABOUT IT IN CLASSES AND SUCH. ONCE PARENTAL CUSTODY IS TERMINATED IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET CUSTODY BACK. WHILE I DON'T AGREE WITH THE LIFESTYLE AND I RECOGNIZE POLYGAMY IS SIN AND CONTRARY TO GOD'S LAW, THE BIBLE I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE GOVERNMENT COULD SAY YOU HAVE TO DENOUNCE YOUR CHURCH, HUSBANDS AND LIFESTYLE. THEY ARE STEPPING WHERE THEY DON'T BELONG. EVERYONE CRIES SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE BUT THEN THIS HAPPENS, WHAT ABOUT SEPERATION??? IF THE GOVERNMENT CAME AND TOLD ME I HAD TO DENOUNCE CHRIST, GIVE UP HOMESCHOOLING, USE BC, WEAR PANTS, GET A JOB, ETC (THIS IS MY LIFESTYLE) I WOULD SAY NO! I LIVE FOR CHRIST NOT FOR MY GOVERNMENT, I HAVE SERVED MY TIME IN THE NAVY BUT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE I LOVE MY LORD MORE AND MY LORD IS CHRIST. THIS CASE IS OPENING A CAN OF WORMS I DON'T THINK ANYONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMPREHEND RIGHT NOW.
    GOD BLESS.
    Edited by OhioSarah on Apr. 18, 2008 at 7:42 AM

  2. stillearning says:

    Being that I grew up Mormon, I believe that there are a lot of evil spirits surrounding these groups. When we went to Cincinnati last week we got a newspaper at our hotel. The article said that there was a bed in the temple (very demonic in themselves) where boys at age 17 and up were set up to have s*xual unions (marriage?) with girls under age 17. In this case I think there might be some truth to the s*xual abuse. I have seen it over and over in the church and it is very disturbing to think of those poor girls being forced into rape at such a young age? One girl had 4 children already by age 16 so there is evidence of these girls being forced into marriages at a very young age.

    I remember from doing temple work that women are generally looked upon as a vessel to bring into the world eternal children. Sarah, they also believe that even if the normal LDS church doesn't encourage polygomy they DO say that the men will have many, many wives and children and become Gods, just like our God. What blatant blasphemy! While I see what you're saying I do think that there must be some reason to pull those children because they had been following this case for 4 years. I know it's hard to see mothers pulled away from their children but it doesn't sound like those same mothers are protecting their girls or boys from the s*xual immorality/rape that is going on? When I was in the church we were also told not to even listen to people who had ANY anti-Mormon agenda, much like the article I had read about the church not trusting the authorities likely because they knew that they were breaking the law and living a life of sin. Feel free to disagree with me. But I thought I would throw that out there because what I had heard it seemed quite fitting that those children were removed even if it were only for the sakes of a few others who were being forced in such a closed society it can really be very private and one might not know what goes on because members are brainwashed (I was) I was told to NEVER talk about temple work because it was holy and they are big into curses! They even wear clothing to protect one from curses, fires, and believe that you can wipe your feet and actually put someone to death. It's very demonic. It's not as harmless of a religion as some might think. Lord help us! And you know that I'm not big on getting the authorities involved.

  3. Amy says:

    I think there's more to the story than the media is letting on– there has to be some kind of proof in order for a judge to be going along with all of this, doesn't there? I hope, at least. I've been praying for those poor scared children.

    Since your blog is one of my frequent reads, I'm passing on the Excellent Blog award to you. 🙂 Details here:
    http://amy-tinyblessings.blogspot.com/2008/04/another-bloggy-award.html

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