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By Kent Larsen

Columnist Criticizes Welfare, Government Payments to Polygamists

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Knight Ridder columnist Susan Mazur traveled to Utah to look at polygamy during the recent trial of polygamist Tom Green, and discovered that polygamy in Utah is subsidized by government handouts. After reviewing the status of polygamy in the Western U.S., Mazur observes that nearly $3 million in federal, state and local grants have gone to the town of Colorado City, Arizona since 1987 and concludes that "it is unconscionable that in the name of freedom America declares war on the Taliban in Afghanistan while it continues to state-sponsor the polygamist enslavement of our own women and children."


Government subsidies keep polygamy alive in America
Tallahassee FL Democrat (Knight-Ridder) 14Oct01 N5
By Suzan Mazur: Knight Ridder Tribune


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