BC Government Contributes to Abuse of Underage Girls in Bountiful, BC

The BC Government—who act on our behalf—have contributed to the sexual exploitation of underage girls in the FLDS community of Bountiful, BC for decades. The government funds independent private schools in that community which do little except prepare the girls for underage sex with aging polygamists—in plural marriages—and the surplus boys for stoop labour.

Audrey Vance, of Altering Destiny Through Education, a group in Creston, in an interview on CBC radio with Gloria Macarenko this past Wednesday morning, reiterated that she ignored the abuses of polygamy she and everyone else in the Creston area were aware of, for years. Her group has had success offering outside education to Bountiful children, giving them the knowledge and confidence they need to leave the community and create an independent future.

Vance’s main message was that it’s too late for the adults of Bountiful, but if a full education is offered to the children, there is hope for change. Education is the key.

Blackmore and Oler Found Guilty of Polygamy – July 24, 2017

With the guilty verdict in Cranbrook Court this past week, numerous electronic and print media have finally stepped up to give limited coverage to the situation that has existed in the FLDS community of Bountiful, BC for decades: the rape of underage girls—under the guise of the religious freedom of their rapists—with those committing these sexual crimes against children never before facing prosecution.

The vulnerable children of Bountiful—Canadian citizens entitled to protection under many of our laws—are being handed over by their parents to be raped and impregnated while their rapists claim freedom from prosecution for their atrocities, proudly declaring they are being true to their religious beliefs by doing it. And that they have a right to do it. What about the rights of the children?

This is not a situation of educated, independent adults, able to give informed consent, choosing who they share their life with and how.

In 2009 Constable Shelley Livingstone filed an Affidavit in BC Supreme Court stating the RCMP  had DNA and birth certificate proof that Blackmore had impregnated nine (since raised to ten) underage girls, and recommended charges be laid. Despite such irrefutable proof of his guilt, no charges were laid.

Does this make you proud to be Canadian?

August 11 New Date Set for Sentencing Bountiful Parents

I was disappointed to learn the Judge only listened to sentencing arguments last Friday rather than passing sentence. I had hoped for much stronger sentencing recommendations from Peter Wilson. At the same time, I trust what he’s done so far in getting a precedent-setting conviction. What is he privy to that the general public isn’t?

Media attention/coverage for this case has not been deemed newsworthy enough to make headlines, if it is covered by any media at all.

Daphne Bramham, however, has come through as always. Thank you Daphne Bramham for setting out so clearly exactly what is at stake in sententences in this case. I highly recommend reading her latest article by clicking on her link above.