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kablewy
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posted 16 November 2005 09:23 PM      Profile for kablewy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's about children of polygamy in a community near Creston, British Columbia and it's giving me nightmares.
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skdadl
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posted 17 November 2005 10:40 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't seen the book, kablewy, but over the last six or seven years, I've been following the story, mainly through magazine articles.

It presents civil libertarians with a real conundrum, doesn't it.

I take it that "keep sweet" is the instruction given to young women that is supposed to guide their behaviour with men?


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kablewy
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posted 17 November 2005 11:20 AM      Profile for kablewy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, that's the reference all right. I actually have no problem with polygamy but I have big problems with cults/religions and underage marriage. I also think sequestering your children in remote communities is just asking for sexual abuse and, in fact, in this community abuse was epidemic.
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kablewy
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posted 18 November 2005 10:18 PM      Profile for kablewy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Turns out "keep sweet" in this community is all purpose religious advice for getting into heaven.
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