Bitterbarn’s Weblog

aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

sorry this is killin me

YOu must click on the first three links

a search warrant a search warrant?

This kid looks like he’s being tortured

looks like it must be a huge relief for those girls.

I am putting Texas and Baptists on notice.

take the criminal out of the home; not the victim.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

first amendment, Constitution of The United States of America

this blog is following all the developments

flds attorney



Update, 0700 4/23 Here is a petition you can sign.

Update 0742 4/23

This is for any patriotic defender of due process and the United States Constitution. We may individually find the FLDS repugnant, backward, think their theology unbiblical and their clothes stupid. We may personally find polygamy to be sinful and the congregational blessing of a spiritual marriage of a seventeen year old – male or female – to be abhorrent. We may, each of us, be secretly convinced the FLDS men are rapist perverts the punishment of whom ought to involve sticking knives and rusty reel mowers. These are merely personal beliefs, however; which we are all entitled to under our Constitution, just as are the FLDS.

We, the people, insist the FLDS are just as entitled to due process under the law and their constitutional rights as are any of us. Not because of our firm belief in their absolute innocence, but because we firmly believe they are American citizens, endowed by their Creator with certain rights inalienable.

We believe these inalienable rights are being denied. We believe any possible criminal cases are being irreparably damaged. We believe in justice. This is why we protest.

Contact your Representatives –

Contact your Governor –

Contact Texas Gov. Rick Perry –

Contact Focus On The Family –

Sign the petition –

Sheriff Joe Hunt, Tom Green County –

The San Angelo City Council –{11C62472-E41B-47AD-9E45-98606DB6404F}

Email the Austin chapter of the ACLU at This may or may not be the correct chapter; I couldn’t find that information. Pester them anyhow.

Texas CPS –

San Angelo Standard-Times –

Austin American-Statesman –…tersubmit.html

If you need a letter:

– to Focus on the Family

Dear Dr. James Dobson,

I am writing because of my deep concerns in regards to the FLDS custody case in Texas.
In particular I am concerned about this legal argument offered by the Texas Child Protective Services, used successfully to retain custody over 416 children in a mass custody hearing.

“…[The FLDS children] are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation.”

This was cast by CPS, and agreed to by Judge Barbara Walthers, as inherently abusive; so abusive that the state could conceive of no proposal by which the children would ever be safe in their parents’ care.

This is not even a small leap from concluding that all Christian parents are “ruthlessly indoctrinating their children” with the threat of “damnation” – this is the exact same as concluding this is so. However small, it is a legal precedent and dangerous beyond belief.

Please, stand up against this. We may think it is very different to teach polygamy as biblically sound versus teaching the word of Christ. I doubt humanistic bureaucrats will make such a distinction.


– to your Congresscritters or Governor

Dear (insert proper name here),

I am deeply concerned about the FLDS case in Texas. As a devout Christian, the state’s argument that religious beliefs taught in conjunction with the “threat” of “damnation” are inherently so abusive that the state cannot conceive of a proposal by which children would ever be safe in the care of their parents, is dreadfully alarming. The lack of probable cause, via one phone call authorities now believe to be a hoax, will surely taint any evidence to the point that no criminal convictions will ever arise; however deserved they are found to be! The lack of due process, illustrated by an en masse hearing for 416 children in direct violation of Texas law, et cetera ad nauseum, is shocking beyond belief.

Texas CPS is currently detaining an eighteen year old adult woman against her will, with a certified birth certificate to prove her age, because they believe she is lying about her age.

District Judge Barbara Walthers deliberated for a mere five minutes before giving her ruling.

A seventeen year old Canadian citizen visiting her grandmother has been made a ward of the state of Texas, without benefit of the Canadian consulate.

I see abundant evidence of a miscarriage of justice, dangerous legal precedents and abuse of powers. I insist as your constituent that action be taken to uphold the Constitution and due process.


If y’all can find it in you to take action by signing the petition and/or emailing anyone you feel proper, please do so at once. I welcome additional examples of good letters to send, more contacts to email, or anything you can think of which may have a positive effect on what is occurring in Texas. Please pass this on.

UPDATE 0929 4/23 Points by Bob Lonsberry

These kids have been moved 5 times in 3 weeks

Baptist church (theological spit in the face)

Army Fort

San Angelo Coliseum

Group homes

Foster homes.

Some of these kids are isolated meaning they have no sibling with them and with an every changing cast of adult supervision.

Statistically speaking; 2 dozen of these kids will be physically or sexually abused in the Texas Foster care system.

Texas has decided these people may not pray unsupervised. (Daniel and lions den)

You’d be hard pressed to find a parallel for this in American jurisprudence.

UPDATE 4/28/09  1930    check this out

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