Babies often tortured by fundamentalist polygamists:

From The Montreal Gazette:

VANCOUVER — Water torture of babies is one way some members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day instil fear of authority, a former member testified Wednesday.

“It’s quite common,” Carolyn Blackmore Jessop told the constitutional reference case to determine whether Canada’s polygamy law is valid.

“They spank the baby and when it cries, they hold the baby face up under the tap with running water. When they stop crying, they spank it again and the cycle is repeated until they are exhausted.”

It’s typically done by fathers and it’s called “breaking in.”

Jessop, who is from Arizona, testified about the practice during her testimony in B.C. Supreme Court.

Outside the courthouse, Jessop said water torture is common enough that there doesn’t seem any shame attached to the practice.


  1. When I read he title before reading the text, I thought “another case of fiddling priests”. I read on. It’s sickening to hear it all the time, new cases, new people, crimes from the past brought to light, crimes in the future that will continue until something is done about it. We need to hold these people to account. To spread the word. To stop them. But still the utter destruction they bring to a persons mind, body and soul, is utterly staggering. For them to get away with things like this. Shows just how utterly wrong they are.

  2. In this country (and the world over), the human rights of women and children are subordinate to the rights of men to worship as they please.

    This kind of thing makes me want to believe in a god who will toast these assholes for all eternity.

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