I occasionally check our the blog of this woman living on a remote Scottish island because she is, well, rather eccentric and is facing her first pregnancy. An American, she has married a local and at times goes off on bizarre rants, especially when she gets on the topic of the "persecution" fat people endure and in the past compared the advice of doctors to lose weight to Nazi-era eugenics (she is also heavyset).
I called her on that one, and she removed the post - if she is really taken to task, she will simply shut down the ability to post comments. So I am linking to her latest post to offer my comments.
Michelle is ranting about the raid on the FDLS compound where now it has been found that more than half of the underage teen girls taken have either been pregnant or are either presently pregnant - in her opinion, it is wrong and abusive to the children since it will guarantee a life of sexual abuse from a secular society. She writes:
I believe that taking the FLDS kids and dumping them into our secular society, which is in love with teaching girls and women that it's ok to have sex outside of the sacred union of marriage, IS ABUSE.Our secular society totally brainwashes women and girls into thinking that sex outside of marriage is good for them. We have plenty of diabolic organizations in our public school systems force-feeding this sinful, damaging nonsense to our wee little girls from grade school onward to graduation. It is sexually abusive to teach women and girls to load themselves up with harmful birth control chemicals so that they can be used and discarded by any number of selfish self-centered men who care nothing about these women.No one can deny that a huge majority of the FLDS children who are now in the clutches of our secular society WILL BE THUS BRAINWASHED. Many of the very children that have supposedly been "rescued" from a life of (or a potential life of) sexual abuse will be forced into life of sexual abuse GUARANTEED. It is no longer a "possibility" that they "might" be sexually abused ~ now it is written in stone that a dreadful number of those FLDS boys and girls will be trained to engage in sex with multiple partners outside of marriage (emphasis original).
So, better to leave these girls, then, in an isolated compound where they are given in "celestial marriages" to middle-aged men and raped. And the teen boys are often found to have "sinned" and are thus banished from the group, so as not to challenge the position in this fucked-up society of the older men - with no money, no training, no skill set to become self-sufficient. Because, after all, it is guaranteed - indeed, "written in stone" - that they have only a future as pole dancers and whores.
For those of us who have not chosen to live in the isolation of Alaska and then the isolation of a Scottish island, as this blogger has, and instead live in this horrible secular society, believe it or not, we are doing just fine with raising kids to become educated about such things and learn to make the right choice. It's not abuse, chica. You have got a lot to learn before you birth that baby.
I am not defending the public school system; in fact, I rather dislike it, which is why I choose to send my kids to a Catholic school. But this simply takes the cake. And what is funny about it, it is indicative of a sentiment I have seen from religious types (Michelle is a extremely tradtional Catholic) in the news, namely that the FDLS are being persecuted for their "religious lifestyle" and shouldn't the government just leave them alone - not realizing that the same logic can be applied to an alternative lifestyle, like NAMBLA. Seems to me the only difference between NAMBLA and the FDLS is sexual orientation.