Apparently, during the time CPS had their children, the sister-wives of Warren Jeff's YFZ Ranch decided that idol hands were the devil's plaything. So, direct to you for only $69.95, you too may dress your child as a sister-wife in training. Size 2 and up!
An article, that can be found here, gives more details.
The FLDS hopes to raise money through sale of the clothing to help support
families from the Yearning For Zion ranch who now live in rental homes in cities
like San Antonio and Austin. Some families have returned to the ranch, but many
Based on the different message boards for the FLDS, I'm not sure this is accurate. But, whatever...just another day of bleeding the beast.
The Web site sells a wide array of clothing for children, from the "Teen
Princess Dress" for $60.65 to the "Baby Dress With Bloomers" for $48.07. Both
items, along with most others for girls, are available in a rainbow of pastels
from pink to yellow or lavender. Items for boys include denim overalls for
$65.93 and cotton-polyester shirts for $23.69.
Wow! It's pricey to look like a prairie muffin. Seriously, though... when P1 and I were doing civil war reenactments and 49er stuff, it cost me about $40 to make her dress and apron and hate. This isn't too bad. But, this is...
The web site said the clothes are made to meet the "FLDS standards for modesty and neatness." And all of the clothes are hand-made "with joy and care" by the FLDS women.
I'm going to quote Kathy Griffin on this one: "Burka bad!" Apparently, the FLDS standard for modesty is to leave no patch of skin, save the countenance, uncovered. What is with these fundy groups? You know, it is possible to dress your child modestly without setting her up for a Vitamin D deficiency. What gets me is that there are layers of protection on these girls. Dress it up in prairie garb and claim the holy high road if you want - you're still pimping your daughters out for sex with old men at age thirteen. That kind of negates my idea of purity.
(EDIT: I'd hat tip this to a reader, but I don't know which of you goes by that e-mail address and I wouldn't feel right directing christian dating sites to your blog by posting said address.)
For more shits and giggles, go check out the Atheist Experience blog. In summary: what happens when you make the computer scan through a news article and change the word "gay" to the word "homosexual". It works great until you have an Olympic bound athelete named Tyson GAY.
"Asked how he felt, Homosexual said: "A little fatigued."
(Apparently, this is on PZ's blog as well).