Update #3: Here's a running update of Thursday's court proceedings from San Angelo, Texas, and reports from a media liveblogger. In addition, I put two newsfeeds with FLDS stories in the far sidebar (from Google News and from Topix) so y'all can follow the breaking news.
Notable mainstream media stories, most recent at the top:
- Children of the Cult by Rod Dreher, asking some tough questions.
- "Polygamist sect hearing in Texas descends into farce" at AP. Unless Texas has been holding your kid for two weeks, then it's a tragedy.
- "Texas custody hearings under way" at the BBC.
- "When the Polygamists Came to Town" at Time.
- "Chaotic Hearing in Polygamist Case" at NY Times.
Here are some good blog links:
- Guy at the M&A blog is posting great material.
- Texas Polygamy by a Texas blogger.
- Brooke Adams' blog/column in the Salt Lake Tribune.
- Fiasco in Eldorado" from a Texas blawger.
- Too many unanswered questions plague Eldorado polygamist cases."
Here are some older media links:
- What's in a name? at Get Religion, on how journalists are trying (or not) to accurately distinguish between LDS and FLDS.
- At the Deseret News: "Fallout from LDS raid is intense" and "Heavily armed operation pleased officials, not FLDS."
- From the Salt Lake Tribune: "Mainstream Mormons feel torn over polygamous ranch raid" and "Texas officials defend removing FLDS children."
- "FLDS? LDS? Who Cares?" by Tom Grover at KVNU, critical of sloppy reporting by the media.
- "Three Girls for Every Boy: Where Does the FLDS Find All Those Women?" at Slate.
- "Reports of Polygamy Story Vary Across the World," from the LDS Newsroom, critical of international news stories that often confuse FLDS and LDS but careful to praise major US media outlets that are nicely distinguishing between the LDS Church and that "small polygamous sect raided by Texas state officers late last week."