Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Other Side Of The Saskatchewan Exodus

Polygamist group 'not welcome here'
Saskatchewan officials oppose migration of fundamentalist Mormon splinter sect

The possibility of Saskatchewan becoming a second Canadian stronghold for a fundamentalist Mormon splinter group that practices polygamy isn't something government officials here are about to welcome with open arms.

"Polygamy is against the law in Canada and, perhaps more importantly, there are laws against the sexual exploitation of children and minors," Frank Quennell, Saskatchewan's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, said yesterday.

"Those laws will be enforced in Saskatchewan and we certainly don't have the welcome mat out for anybody who would break them," he added.

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is led by fugitive Warren Jeffs and teaches polygamy as its central tenet. It is based in the twin border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., where about 10,000 church members live.

Mr. Jeffs is wanted on a U.S. federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after allegations he arranged a plural marriage between a 16-year-old girl and an older man. - Globe & Mail

Deportation or jail are just two possible solutions to this crap.


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