After an exhaustive slew of child custody proceedings with the children from the polygamist Yearning For Zion ranch, the state of Texas has determined that eight of the over four hundred children from the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints enclave should be put in foster care. According to the AP the state reportedly wants these eight children, ranging in age from 5 to 17, in foster care "because their mothers allegedly have refused to limit their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages." FLDS brass says that this potential ruling is further religious persecution. Sect spokesman Rod Parker says that the issue is "whether the children are in any immediate danger simply because their parents choose to raise them in this religion... The substance of what they're doing here is fundamentally the same." [AP via CBS News]
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