Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This Really Pisses Me Off

According to this CNN article about it, the children of the FLDS compound members in Texas will be returned to them, but:
Under the judge's order, the Department of Family and Protective Services will still have the right to visit and interview the children.

These unannounced visits could entail medical, psychological and psychiatric examinations, and the parents must not intervene.

This is ridiculous. The very fact the kids are being returned speaks to the fact that prosecutors didn't really find anything wrong or harmful.

I actually posted a pretty long comment about this on 23/6 when they covered it. Basically, the government is prosecuting parents for their religious beliefs. Like I said on 23/6, this is a frightening precedent for parents with non-traditional religious beliefs, e.g. atheists.

("hat tip" Reason Hit & Run)

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