Thursday, April 24, 2008

Civil Liberties and the FLDS Raid in Texas

Earlier this month, Texas authorities raided a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) ranch and took more than 400 children into state custody. As the custody hearings regarding these children continue, questions of the child, parental and religious rights implicated in the controversy continue to emerge.

As part of the NYCLU's continuing Civil Liberties Discussion Series, Lisa Graybill of the ACLU of Texas will discuss the civil rights and civil liberties issues at play in FLDS case.

The discussion is on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the NYCLU offices at 125 Broad Street on the 19th floor.

Following the presentations, NYCLU staff will lead a discussion with the speakers and attendees. Pizza and drinks will be provided to get the discussion going.

2 comments:

Huw said...

Thank God someone's doing something. I'd think every church in the USA would be up in arms about this!

Rev Dr Mom said...

I respect the right of the FLDS church to believe anything they want to and to observe their beliefs --up until the point that those beliefs entail abuse of women and children (mental or physical). I heard a woman who had managed to escape from this group talk about her life on NPR a few months ago. It was hair raising.