Archive for January, 2012

Winston Blackmore’s alleged tax-evasion trial now expected to last 4 weeks

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Winston+Blackmore+federal+case+hinges+church+issue/6079923/story.html

Hard Questions that need to be asked in the Winston Blackmore tax-evasion trial

Hard questions that need to be asked in this case:

1.  How many followers does Winston Blackmore have in the U.S. or other places, e.g. Mexico, Nicaragua?

2.  What does Winston Blackmore consider to be a “tithe“?  In the old Mormon custom, a person kept only what they needed and gave the rest to the church.  (In the mainstream LDS custom of today, members pay 10% of their gross earnings to the church.)

3.  Do his followers in other countries “tithe” to him?  How much?

4.  Does Winston Blackmore keep a double set of books like the FLDS are famous for doing?

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Muslim polygamy “honour” murders

The first ever Canadian trial of four “honour” murders caused by a Muslim polygamous family has returned guilty of first-degree murder verdicts for the father and husband of the women murdered, his second wife and their son.  GOD BLESS CANADA!

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/shafia-jury-enters-second-full-day-deliberations-kingston-090532874.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Shafias+guilty+first+degree+murder/6069325/story.html

Editorial by Sally Armstrong in January 30 Ottawa Citizen.  Sally is the author os Veiled Threat: the Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan and Bitter Roots Tender Shoots: the Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women  Her third book: Daughters of the Revolution will be published in October.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/tradition+shame/6070455/story.html

The conversation continues from Afghanistan with another brutal murder of a young mother who failed to give her husband a boy!

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Afghan+killed+giving+birth+girl+police/6071976/story.html

Prophet’s Prey by Sam Brower

I have just posted my review of Sam’s book as promised on the right sidebar under book reviews.

Question: How much money does Winston Blackmore receive from his “followers” in the States?

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/bc-polygamous-leader-wants-congregation-assessment-to-save-on-his-taxes-137908303.html

Does anyone out there know how many followers Winston Blackmore has in the States and if they pay a tithing to their “leader” which would be another source of undeclared income, wouldn’t it?

Rebecca Kimbel interviews Nancy Mereska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCwr9nzz2Q4&list=UUEo_IWf71oMuAbrVdbAdtHw&index=1&feature=plcp

Thank you, Rebecca!

Event raises funds for Holding Out Help

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19032925#.TyQCHdDCAes.facebook

Holding Out Help is a volunteer organization founded by Tonia Tewell in Utah.  It helps those fleeing the FLDS.  I featured this organization some time ago when it first started.  Unfortunately, I could not get any Canadian press on the organization because I could not find a Canadian connection of someone from Canada who has been helped by this group.

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