[Plyg-busters] It's day 14 since Texas authorities raided the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, taking 400-plus children of polygamist parents in the process.
Tomorrow, a custody hearing unprecedented in its scope will take place in nearby San Angelo to determine whether any or all the kids should enter foster care while the state continues its investigation into child abuse allegations.
And in all the reams of news stories, miles of broadcast video and blog postings on the topic, I've wondered all along: Where are the men?
If everything is so spit-polished clean and safe at the YFZ, if women (scary Stepford Wives that they are on camera) are free to come and go as they please, if the children live in wholesome goodness, if all of this is true--where are the men to say so?
Real men who have nothing to hide would defend their women, protect their children and stand up for themselves. But they don't. What kind of man would pimp his wife/wives in the way these polygamists have for the international news media, and not absorb at least some of the scrutiny themselves? Must be some kind of special priesthood that allows these big men to hide so expertly behind their women. (Holly Mullen)