Dale Evans Barlow, the man who remains at the heart of the FLDS ranch raid in Texas, was defended by the polygamous community as a victim of religious intolerance when he was convicted of a similar crime last year.
A Texas judge signed an arrest warrant for Barlow last Thursday after a 16-year-old girl accused him of marrying and impregnating her. Barlow, 50, is on probation in Arizona for a conviction stemming from his marriage to a different 16-year-old girl, with whom he has a son.
I’m as a big a believer in the freedom to practice your religion as you can get (hell, I was defending Mitt Romney), but at some point you cross the line from a religious practice to pedophilia.
I’m guessing this guy falls in the second category.