Fundie Mormons use water torture on babies

I’ve said many times I think the word “fundamentalist” is misplaced; not because it’s inaccurate, but because it misses the point when talking about adherents. The word “originalist” seems more apt, since the people who qualify as fundamentalists are merely those who have taken the old school approach to their religion. The rest of the world behaves in a sane matter because they have ignored passages of their holy books generally regarded as unacceptable or down-right insane.

Take the obsession of “Originalist” Mormons when it comes to the fear of God. They believe submission to God begins with mental conditioning including torturing babies to get them to fear authority. I wish I was making this shit up:

Water torture of babies is one way some members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints instill fear of authority, a former member testified Wednesday.

“It’s quite common,” Carolyn Blackmore Jessop said. She was a witness for the B.C. government in the constitutional reference case to determine whether Canada’s polygamy law is valid.

“They spank the baby and when it cries, they hold the baby face up under the tap with running water. When they stop crying, they spank it again and the cycle is repeated until they are exhausted.”

It’s typically done by fathers and it’s called “breaking in.”

Yes, you read right: these religious nutbags are using waterboarding on babies. Babies for fuck sakes!

The story came out during a trial to determine the legal status of polygamy in Canada. Now I’m actually of the opinion it should be legal (why the fuck should the government decides what constitutes marriage anyway), but it’s tricky when you’re taking about Fundamentalist Mormons who force young women to marry older men against their will. The truth is for the most part, polygamy is used by members of the FLDS churches as a way of controlling and subjugating women.

Don’t you just love religion?

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Comments (5)

  • avatar

    baldatheist

    How have I never heard this before? This is insane! What else has to happen for people in these cults to see the crazy in it? Thanks Jacob, now I’m gonna be pissed off for a while. This is how you drive people away from your site!

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    Jon

    That’s some sick shit… I’m all out of words.

    As for polygamy, I guess the key issue is informed consent. And there’s no way a very young girl pressured into marrying a sleazy older Mormon is giving informed consent. At least no more than anybody else with Stockholm Syndrome is.

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    MDS

    cmon guys, havent you watched Always Sunny in Philly? frank used the urinal to waterboard someone, it’s not that bad. it’s actually pretty funny!

  • avatar

    NastyHethen

    It’s a sick and twisted world we live in and there are far too many retarded arseholes. Come on God, send down some floods or even a mini-rapture. Why isn’t he answering?

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