Child Abduction in Texas May 27,2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

Texas?s Third District Court of Appeals has ruled that the State Child Protective Services ?abused its discretion? by seizing more than 460 youngsters from the FLDS sanctuary in El Dorado.

The appeals court repeatedly pointed out that the CPS had provided no evidence that the children had been abused in any way, or that they confronted the prospect of immediate abuse. Texas law does provide for CPS intervention in exigent circumstances, but none existed at the ranch community where the children were living.

In trying to justify its actions, the CPS claimed that the religious teachings of the FLDS Church, which practice polygamy, created a potential for boys to grow up to be abusers, and girls to grow up to be abuse victims. The CPS also insisted that the entire community be treated as a single household in order to facilitate the seizure of all children residing there. The court properly dismissed this novel argument for collective punishment.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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