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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Polygamists Defended On Basis of Non-Discrimination

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so (paragraph five).

Arizona, Utah Officials Reach Out to Polygamist Groups to Build Trust

Goddard said his state erred in 1953 when it raided the border community of Colorado City, Ariz., arresting dozens of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

"We are profoundly sorry that approach was taken ... setting up a situation for tyranny to thrive," he said.

Despite those efforts to improve relations, some said the public attitudes toward polygamists have not improved and that prejudice and misunderstanding persist.

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