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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Proof that mormons are retarded

Or at least produce mentally retarded children. A rare, severe birth defect is on the rise in an inbred polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border, according to a doctor who has treated many of the children. Intermarriage among close relatives is producing children who have two copies of a recessive gene for a debilitating condition called fumarase deficiency. The enzyme irregularity causes severe mental retardation, epileptic seizures and other effects that often leaves children unable to take care of themselves. [...]

Tarby believes the recessive gene was introduced by one of the community's polygamist founders.

Community historian Ben Bistline said most of the community's 8,000 residents are in two major families descended from a handful of founders who settled there in the 1930s.

"Ninety percent of the community is related to one side or the other," said Bistline, a former member of the sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

"They claim to be the chosen people, the chosen few," Bistline said. "And their claim is they marry closely to preserve the royal bloodline, so to speak."

You mean that in-breeding is bad? Nooo!!!!! You don't say!


At 2/11/2006 04:11:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

There should be a world-wide law that allows people to marry only those of a different race and religion. Hybrid vigour rules.

At 2/11/2006 04:39:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

We (in Canada) have the same exact Mormon fundementalist marry-15-year-old-girls-to-their-65-year-old-cousins community in Canada.

Most of the girls have a maximum grade 9 education, and most of the boys are sent into exile to keep the elder sexual-slave owners happy.

There are only two words stopping us from ending the community:

"Waco, Texas"

At 2/11/2006 09:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is just sick. Those poor children. Damn those parents.


At 2/11/2006 09:45:00 AM, Blogger stefania said...

Religious fundamentalism makes people retarded

At 2/11/2006 11:30:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

There should be a world-wide law that allows people to marry only those of a different race and religion. Hybrid vigour rules.

I agree. Can I put in my order for a nice Pakistani or Indian man? Or..ya know.. Egyptian ;)

At 2/11/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Tsu Dho Nimh said...

There are similar problems in any inbred community or tribe.


At 2/12/2006 02:46:00 AM, Anonymous bear Wabbit Mongrel Type #17778244b said...

The mongrels will inherit the earth...

Mongrels rule - well, eventually...

Word veri meme: qumkcm

At 2/12/2006 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

This is NOT the Mormons. This is an offshoot of the Mormons. Which if I remember right, split off from the Mormons (Church of the Latter Day Saints) in the late 1920s.

It is illegal to have more than one wife or to intermarry in the Mormon Church.

Papa Ray

At 2/16/2006 07:38:00 AM, Blogger themickel said...

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At 2/16/2006 07:40:00 AM, Blogger themickel said...

Thanks Papa Ray. It's ironic that in a blog stressing the difference between islam and its extremists, egyptiansandmonkey would be ignorant enough to submit a post titled: "Proof that Mormons are retarded", using a off-shoot extremist group to generalize an entire religion. It's the equivalent of posting a link to a terrorist bombing article and titling it "Proof that muslims are terrorists"
Too bad. I had thought you were smarter than that.


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