Sunday, October 24, 2010

Persecution Complex

Vancouver Sun journalist Daphne Bramham has written many articles about the practice of polygamy in B.C.  On October 21 she wrote:

"It's not surprising that fundamentalist Mormons say they love their polygamous lives in the affidavits they've sworn to support their position that practising it is their constitutional right.
What is surprising is that the affidavits are steeped in the myth of persecution. Filed in advance of the constitutional reference case, which is scheduled to be heard starting Nov. 22 in B.C. Supreme Court, they reveal that almost all of the fundamentalist Mormons say they live in fear of being jailed or having their children taken away from them.
Yet, the first time fundamentalist Mormon men were charged in Canada with polygamy was two years ago, and those charges were stayed."

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