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Title Saints under siege : the Texas State raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints / edited by Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson
Published New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 270 pages) : illustrations
Series The new and alternative religions series
New and alternative religions series.
Contents The past as prologue : a comparison of the Short Creek and Eldorado polygamy raids / Martha Bradley Evans -- Rescuing children? : government raids and child abuse allegations in historical and cross-cultural perspective / Susan J. Palmer -- The struggle for legitimacy : tensions between the LDS and FLDS / Ryan T. Cragun, Michael Nielsen and Heather Clingenpeel -- Reader responses to the yearning for Zion Ranch raid and its aftermath on the websites of the Salt Lake tribune and the Desert news / Michael William Hamilton -- Deconstructing official rationales for the Texas State raid on the FLDS / Stuart A. Wright -- Texas redux : a comparative analysis of the FLDS and Branch Davidian raids / Stuart A. Wright and Jennifer Lara Fagen -- Large scale FLDS raids : the dangers and appeal of crime control theater / Camille Brown and Carlene Gonzales -- Strategic dissolution and the politics of opposition : parallels in the state raids on the Twelve Tribes and the FLDS / Jean Swantko Wiseman -- Political and legislative context of the FLDS raid in Texas / James T. Richardson and Tamatha L. Scheinert -- Pyrrhic victory? : an analysis of the appeal court opinions concerning the FLDS children / Tamatha L. Schreinert and James T. Richardson
Summary In April 2008, state police and child protection authorities raided Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, a community of 800 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamist branch of the Mormons. State officials claimed that the raid, which was triggered by anonymous phone calls from an underage girl to a domestic violence hotline, was based on evidence of widespread child sexual abuse. In a high-risk paramilitary operation, 439 children were removed from the custody of their parents and held until the Third Court of Appeals found that the st
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- History -- 21st century
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Fundamentalistische Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage.
Church and state -- Texas -- Eldorado Region -- History -- 21st century
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Church and state.
Eldorado Region (Tex.) -- Church history -- 21st century
Genre/Form Electronic books
Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Wright, Stuart A.
Richardson, James T., 1941-
ISBN 9780814795309