Sunday, April 06, 2008

Children Saved From Sect

"More than 200 women and children have been removed from a Texas ranch that's home to members of a polygamist sect, but authorities have not identified the girl who called them with allegations of abuse.

The 16-year-old girl, who called authorities last week with allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the compound, may be in the group and using a different name, Marleigh Meisner, a spokeswoman for Texas Child Protective Services, said at a news conference Sunday."

More and more of these cults and sects are springing up everywhere. These so call prophets or leaders manage to pull the wool over people's eyes and prey on the emotionally weak or the desperate. They put their "followers" into a trance by supplying a false sense of purpose and security.

The government needs to do more to combat these so called leaders. It seems every man and his dog is setting up a religion or cult, reaping tax benefits by taking advantage of the weak. More often than not these leaders idolize themselves and think they are chosen by god. And sometimes they are just greedy and want to make a quick buck. Either way it has to be stopped.