Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I just read a great book about religious extremists who condone polygamy and marrying their 14 year old step daughters and receive "removal revelations" that lead to the murder.

No, I'm not talking about extremist Islam, the current favorite fear inducer, I'm talking about fundamentalists from the fastest growing religion in the Western Hemisphere: Mormonism.

I just finished the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" by John Krakauer. He writes a stimulating narrative exposing the underbelly of extremist mormonism in the U.S. I really recommend this book. We are so quick to cast stones outside our borders, meanwhile, these fundamentalist Mormon sects across the U.S. are receiving millions in Government aid (their polygamous wives are not legally married and hence considered single moms) and raping hundreds of little girls every year. And that is just the beginning. Read this book and it will make you angry.


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