Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy
|Nancy McLain ( R) District 3. House of Representatives |
1700 W. Washington Room 344. Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Phone Number: (602) 926-5051"Things are changing up there, and it just doesn't seem fair to go backward in time when things are opening up," said McLain, a Bullhead City Republican who also represents Colorado City."
|Rep. Doris Goodale (R). House Wing, Room 310 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007. Telephone Number: (602) 926-5408"These are not multiple married individuals. They are married to one individual, and the others are celestial, spiritual wives," Goodale said Colorado City only offers an alternate lifestyle and does not practice multiple marriages and that polygamy is not illegal. She also said the bill is special legislation that targets only Colorado City.|
Dear Premier Clark and Honorable Minister Bond,
I am writing to endorse a letter sent to your offices this week by Janicis M. Andrews for the STOP Polygamy in Canada campaign, which read as follows:
Prize-winning columnist Daphne Bramham has written an article that appeared in the Calgary Herald on March 9. Its title is "Women's Votes Matter, as Republicans Are Learning -- Is Anyone in Canada Listening?" Ms. Bramham asks why no action has been taken against the elders of Bountiful, the Canadian branch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Encouraged by the lack of action against them, Winston Blackmore et al continue to thumb their noses at Canadian law.
As you know, on November 23, 2011, Chief Justice Robert Bauman of BC Supreme Court declared that S. 293 CC, proscribing polygamy, is constitutional. He stated that this ancient patriarchal practice harms all society, but particularly harms women and children and contravenes their human rights.
Polygamy comes from the dark ages when women were considered chattels. It is mind-boggling that it is still extant in a First-World country like Canada. The year is 2012 AD, not 2012 BC, and we have a Charter that states in sections 15 and 28 that women have equality with men.
Concerned Canadians urge that:
1) You take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that the constitutionality S. 293 CC, proscribing polygamy, is confirmed by all Canadian provinces, and that you charge those men who persist in this illegal practice that subjugates women.
(2) Using DNA and birth certificate evidence held by the RCMP since June, 2009, charges of contravening S. 153 CC be laid against Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler in particular, and against any other males who have impregnated underage girls.
(3) That charges of trafficking minors for sexual purposes in to and out of the USA be laid not only against Winston Blackmore, but also against those parents who knowingly sent their daughters to be raped by middle-aged FLDS elders.in the USA.
(4) That the Minister of Education ensures that polygamy no longer forms part of the curriculum of Bountiful's schools. BC taxpayers are incensed that their hard-earned tax dollars are used to teach children to break the law, and to teach girls they must be subservient to men and accept polygamy or their souls will burn for ever in hell. This is child abuse.
It is unique in Canada for a province to have both a female premier and a female attorney-general. It presents a golden opportunity for you to be the first politicians to bring the elders of Bountiful to justice, to put an end to the illegal practice of polygamy, and to restore the human rights of Bountiful's subjugated women and children which for years have so unjustly been denied them.
Very truly yours,
Janicis M. Andrews
AMERICANS AGAINST ABUSES OF POLYGAMY, STOP POLYGAMY IN CANADA SOCIETY
CHILD PROTECTION PROJECT
K. Dee Ignatin
AAAP, SPICS & CPP RESPOND TO DISCOVERY OF MURDERED IRANIAN WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN HOUSTON MONDAY
Austin, Texas - Board members and the executive director at Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada and the Child Protection Project have sent a letter to Houston Mayor Annise Parker expressing both shock and disappointment that Houston police have discovered the body of a slain civil rights activist in Houston.
30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a medical student who was studying molecular genetic technology at a Texas medical center was found shot to death Monday, near the home she shared with her parents. Law enforcement officials say they do not believe she was “targeted,” however there have been no reports of anything taken from the car, and initial reports indicate an unknown gunman approached the car, a little after midnight, and killed Ms. Bagherzadeh with a gunshot through the passenger side window.
Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada Society and the Child Protection Project have been made aware that Ms. Bagherzadeh was a vocal advocate for the rights of women in her native country of Iran, and was known for her open defiance against the current Iranian regime, which continues to violate the human rights of its own people, especially women, in the name of religion.
We beseech the leadership and law enforcement authorities in Houston to leave no stone unturned to find the person or persons responsible for the assassination of an international human rights advocate, ironically no less, on MLK Day.
News reports are now incorrectly stating this woman had “no known enemies.” On the contrary, those with the CPP, SPICS and the AAAP believe Ms. Bagherzadeh was a woman with many enemies, and we hope that the City of Houston and Mayor Annise D. Parker will provide law enforcement with all the resources necessary to successfully bring her killer[s] to justice.
Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy is a non-profit, conservative feminist, human rights organization, based in Texas. The AAAP is dedicated to educating the public on the human rights abuses inherent within the cultural practice of polygamy, worldwide and within the United States, and the potential dangers of decriminalization of the felony practice. www.PolygamyIsAbuse.com
Child Protection Project is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of child abuse within polygamy and other religious organizations. We are particularly interested in how institutions, especially churches, ignore child abuse reporting requirements; and thus cause unnecessary suffering and pain to children and families. Our religious institutions must be good corporate citizens because their mandate as tax-exempt beneficial, charitable organizations requires that children entrusted to their care be safe. http://www.childpro.org/