Has No Problem With Polygamy Per Se

RECEIVED Fri., May 23, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I have no problem with polygamous marriage per se. If consenting adults want to be married to more than one person, the state should mind its own business and let them live in peace [“FLDS Hearings Turn on Ages of Mothers,” News, May 23]. Forcing children into marriage and sex acts with men old enough to be their grandfathers is a very different story. The men at that compound in Eldorado are rapists, and the adult women are accessories to rape for allowing the abuse to continue by not reporting it. None of the people who engaged in or condoned this abuse should ever be allowed to have custody of children again. They should spend the rest of their lives on the sex offender registry, but now the appeals court is saying that the children should be returned to these rapists.
Michael Guidry
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