Thursday, January 28, 2016

Religious freedom under fire in Custer

Rep. Lee Schoenbeck (RWNJ-Watertown) wants to shut down public discussion on changing offensive names in South Dakota. If his House Bill 1060 survives a senate vote and is signed by Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard the US Board on Geographic Names will decide which geographical features will be renamed.

Custer is one such offensive name destined for review.

In the town and county named for a war criminal religious freedom has come under fire.
A meeting of those interested in doing something about the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) compound in Custer County will be held at the Pine Room in the courthouse annex building Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. [Custer County Chronicle]
As South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley looks away as a favor to political allies, Charlie Najacht of the Custer County Chronicle has amassed an archive mountain and is on full tilt about the growth of the compound housing members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints near Pringle.

Following arrests and a death during a siege by Mormons in Harney County, Oregon tensions are high where white people are becoming conflicted about whether sedition is an appropriate response to perceived government tyranny.

Sounds like the residents of Custer feel justified about taking the law into their own hands, too.

Recall that the legislature has deferred uranium oversight to the feds because nobody trusts Pierre to do it.

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