By Moody Adams
“Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children,” reports April Castro, Associated Press Writer

The fact that a stranger using a fictitious name can make a phone call and have your children taken away from you is terrifying.

I am against polygamy, incest, homosexuality, breaking children’s bones and the false teachings of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But I am also against the government’s handling of this.

I was in Waco covering the last such seizure when the children were burned to death. The fact that the current case was handled better does not mean it was handled right.

Imagine that a person can make a phone call, using the fictitious name of a child and have the police storm that child’s house and take the children away from them!

It is bad enough that a child can tell something to a teacher and be taken from their parents. But for some one outside of the family, lying about the parent’s treatment of the child can cost them all of their children is past terrifying.

In this case, the person making the phone call only lied about their identity. But next time, thy could be lying about the charges. True or false the family could lose their children. We must heed the 10 Commandment’s , “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” (Exodus 20:16).

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