Monday, May 19, 2008

Disabled Boy In A Conservative Religion

I wonder what that's like. How do leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints* regard their disabled members? Are disabled boys and disabled girls treated differently? The piece says the boy was given a prosthetic leg while in Texas state custody. Was he previously doing without? Was he just in need of a new leg? Was he receiving medical treatment at all? What's the scoop?

From the ABC News story: "One of the wives of the sect's jailed leader said she was eager to comply with any psychological testing so she could be reunited with her son, a boy born with a birth defect who has been given a new prosthetic leg while in foster care."

Judge Thomas Gossett

*The link to the Church information goes to Wikipedia. It is provided without my endorsement of the contents. Make of it what you will.

ABC News: Polygamy Moms at Custody Crossroads

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