Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Utah Sen. Chris Buttars' Mormon Gulag

Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars points out an account of a 15-year-old kidnapped from his grandmother's house at the request of his parents, and taken to the Utah Boys Ranch, then run by Utah Senator Chris Buttars. Apparently the mind-control treatment didn't take, and he started the Utah Boys Ranch Network to expose the abuse.

2 comments:

DFV said...

Sorry to bother you, but...
This is now Feb. 19th - why can't I find ONE DAMNED THING on the Mormon Gulag in major papers, TV, blogs, etc. after January? E.G.: was West Ridge Academy's license renewed? Why wasn't any of this covered by mainstream media?

Dan Vojir
dan-vojir@sbcglobal.net

Jim Lippard said...

Good questions.

Some online searches yield only the blog posts and a September 27, 2004 AP story about Buttars getting possibly illegal assistance from the Utah Boys Ranch for his re-election campaign (but apparently all he did was ship campaign materials there and take them home the same day they arrived).