Jan 08 2009
It took waaaaaaaaay too long for this to happen, but finally a Canadian government is taking action against religious fundamentalists who allegedly use their beliefs as a constitutional shield to carry out abuse and criminal acts against members of their own sect.
The law is clear: polygamy is illegal. So is child abuse. If the government lawyers were too timid to take action in Bountiful, then BC Attorney General Wally Oppal deserves kudos for finally taking on these creeps (Globe and Mail). Or he would, if the leaders of their polygamous community hadn’t been allowed to allegedly practice their less-than-mainstream habits for years under his watch.
Just waiting for the “Canadians For Incest” protesters to start picketing my condo.