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.


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

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).