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Polygamist sect trial a rare event in Texas town


Thank you, Info-Sect.  I read this on the web on Saturday but could not get the article copied and pasted into my email.  As Americans watch Canada dealing with the issue of polygamy; likewise, Canadians are watching America—especially Texas where I still say they did it right!  The Eldorado Success newspaper has a chronology of the events surrounding the building of the Yearning for Zion Ranch, the child welfare raid, etc.

The Triple AP based in Texas also is keeping abreast of the particulars of this case.


Polygamist sect trial a rare event in Texas town By MICHELLE ROBERTS (AP)

October 24, 2009

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride, a far cry from the occasional drunken driving cases that normally occupy the Schleicher County court system.  COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE


Polygamy has ‘no place in Canada’: justice minister

Dear Network:

Firstly, thank you Info-Secte for passing this CTV news story along.

Secondly, this is the first time in Canadian history that the Provincial Government of B.C. and the Federal Government of Canada are working hand in hand on the issue of polygamy.  It is time Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia stepped up to the plate as well!

As this news story is carried by every news media possible in Canada, do you know what this means?  It means that every woman and child caught in the clutches of polygamy whether it be Mormon Fundamentalist, Muslim Fundamentalist, Christian Fundamentalist, Hmong (pronounced “mong”), or African polygamy are going to be exposed to the news of what is happening in Canada on their behalf.  This gives them the FREEDOM to step forward and to shake the shackles that bind them as concubines to one man.  They will be supported by whatever authority they go to.

The male leaders who bind these women and children are the ones  who should be prosecuted.   Perhaps one day we will see a law in Canada against brainwashing for the purposes of breaking the law with stiff penalties and fines.  And “religions” that do that either openly or in secret (mainstream Mormon temple ceremonies) should lose their status as religions.

University of Western Ontario law Professor Grant Huscroft (bold in article—my emphasis) said it best.  This has gone on far too long.



Polygamy has ‘no place in Canada’: justice minister News Staff

Oct. 23 2009

The federal justice minister says polygamy has “no place in Canada,” after calls for clarity on the issue from the British Columbia attorney general.

“The prohibition on polygamy is certainly consistent with Canadian values,” Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told reporters Friday at a news conference. READ MORE


Polygamy Articles from Professor Marci Hamilton

Thank you, Jesse.

Audrey Vance of Creston, B.C., who co-chairs the committee Altering Destiny through Education has often told me that the only way to get rid of polygamy is through education.  But, how?  Do we set up government sponsored “reform” schools for those in polygamy?

The GREATEST measure of education that is going on presently is the information highway to the general public that the problem of polygamy is more widespread in North America than any can imagine.

A new study was released today showing Canada to be the 4th most desirable country to live in—not in my book, not as long as polygamy and female genital mutilation have a foothold here!



From: Jesse Loffler [mailto:*****
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 4:16 PM
To: *****
Subject: Polygamy Articles from Professor Marci Hamilton

Hello Nancy,

I am Professor Marci Hamilton’s research assistant and she asked me to forward the following few articles to you.  We have also been following the court decisions regarding Bountiful and the continuing saga in Texas and Utah.  Of particular note is the most recent article at the top of the list below which was posted on Findlaw.  The other articles are Professor Hamilton’s FindLaw columns with relation to the FLDS, Polygamy, and Sex Abuse from the last two years.

– The Two P’s of Gender Inequality: Prostitution and Polygamy – How the Laws Against Both Are Underenforced to Protect Men and Subjugate Women –

– Taking Stock of the 2008 Intervention at the Texas Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints Compound On Its One-Year Anniversary: The Lessons We Must Learn to Effectively Protect Children in the Future –

– The United States Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings on Polygamy Crimes: What Needs to Be Done at the Federal Level to Protect Children from Abuse and Neglect –

– Why The Costs of Sexual Abuse and the Costs of Non-Enforcement of Anti-Sexual-Abuse Laws Are Too High (w/ Reference to the Texas FLDS Compound) –

– Why The Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling Regarding the FLDS Mothers Is Significantly More Protective of the Children Involved than the Media Have Painted It To Be –

– Why a Texas Appellate Court Seriously Erred In Concluding that Texas Child Protective Services Should Not Have Rescued All of the Children at the FLDS Compound –

– The Rescue of Children from the FLDS Compound in Texas: Why the Arguments Claiming Due Process Violations and Religious Freedom Infringement Have No Merit –

Please let me know if you have any questions about the above material or you can speak with Professor Hamilton directly .


Jesse R. Loffler

J.D. Candidate, 2011

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Chief Research Assistant to Professor Marci Hamilton


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