Polygamy charges tossed; Bountiful bastards get God pass

From The National Post

Why is this man smiling? I’d bet it’s because he’s just been given a free pass to go back to the ranch, resume his duties as a Christian fundamentalist and commit a fresh batch of rapes against more young ‘brides’ with a God pass in tow. Religion1, Virtue 0.

Polygamy charges thrown out against Bountiful leaders

Posted: September 23, 2009, 3:33 PM by Scott Maniquet

Criminal polygamy charges against B.C. religious leaders Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler have been thrown out.

B.C. Supreme Court Judge Sunni Stromberg-Stein made the ruling Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court, said Neil MacKenzie, a Crown spokesman.

Both Blackmore and Oler filed separate petitions in B.C. Supreme Court seeking to quash the charges against them.

Blackmore is the leader of the fundamentalist Mormon commune in Bountiful, B.C.

Blackmore, 52, and Oler, 44, were charged in January with one count each of practising polygamy, charges that were recommended by special prosecutor Terry Robertson — the third outside counsel hired by the attorney-general’s ministry to review evidence gathered during a two-year RCMP investigation.

The two previous lawyers had recommended that the anti-polygamy section of the Criminal Code be referred to the B.C. Court of Appeal to determine whether it breaches the constitutional guarantees of religious freedom.

In September 2006, following an investigation by the RCMP, Crown counsel decided not to lay any charges.

Then-attorney-general Wally Oppal decided a review of the matter was required and special prosecutor Richard Peck was appointed to conduct a charge assessment.

Peck decided not to lay any charges and Oppal appointed Len Doust, another prominent criminal defence lawyer, to review Peck’s decision. In April 2008 Doust confirmed Peck’s finding and declined to prosecute.

In June 2008, Robertson was then appointed by the ministry and in January he approved the charges against Blackmore and Oler.

Canwest News Service

photo: Winston Blackmore (Ian Smith/Canwest News Service)

One Reply to “Polygamy charges tossed; Bountiful bastards get God pass”

  1. If half the men i a society have 2 wives then who are the rest of the men to marry? The economies in a lot of countries have improved so that more men can afford more wives. Sometimes up to 4 of them.

    Polygamy and pedophilia are two sides of the same coin. One is not possible without the other. It’s simple math: if all the women are taken (by their cousins?), men will start to marry children. Young girls as young as 6 year olds. An enormous difference in age between man and wife is necessary, if polygamy is to be practiced. In the West it takes almost 30 years to produce a wife. In muslim countries they can do it in only 6.

    As if this scenario isn’t bad enough a lot of all these young children and women die in child birth. And in some countries female fetuses are aborted. In unbelievable numbers.

    What a lot of frustrated men! What will they do? Become suicide bombers so that they can marry 72 virgins? Live as warlords, pirates or jihadis? Immigrate to the West?

    The fight against polygamy implies a lot more than just morals. It’s about the survival of civilization.

    Why is such conduct not punished here in thew West? We really don’t need islamic conditions in our part of the world…

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