Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Saskatchewan says no to polygamy

You know, I really like the new HBO show Big Love, but Saskatchewan is absolutely right to stand firm against a polygamist sect, The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that may be trying to set up a new community in the province.

For those on the right who think otherwise, polygamy is not the same as same-sex marriage and should not be tolerated. The leader of this sect, which is based on the Utah-Arizona border, is under investigation and is being sought by Utah officials. The sect itself "has been under close scrutiny amid allegations of welfare fraud, sexual abuse and forced marriages". Polygamy is against the law, but so, too, are child abuse and sexual exploitation.

We should have none of it in Canada. Which means that we should crack down on polygamy in Bountiful, B.C., and prevent this sect from settling in Saskatchewan. We are a tolerant society, but tolerance can only go so far.

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