Thursday, February 4, 2010

Judge dismisses suit filed by Alamo followers

Last updated February 3, 2010 9:37 a.m. PT

Judge dismisses suit filed by Alamo followers
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries that claimed an Arkansas state agency infringed upon their religious rights when it seized children from their compound.

U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes said in his ruling issued Tuesday that there was no evidence the Arkansas Department of Human Services acted in bad faith or denied ministry members their right to practice their religious beliefs when agents seized the children in September and November of 2008.

The plaintiffs accused the state agency of using the child-abuse investigation to disband the ministry.

Alamo was sentenced to 175 years in prison after he was convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex.

1 comment:

Clford2121 said...

Wow . I would like to see more of this case . I would like to be able to know that these children were not redistributed by the child protection agencies. I would like to thank you for your time to leave this for those who seek to find closure so the victims can take a comfort in knowing that we will never forget them , as we will never forget our own stolen childhood. I will never stop naming names and demanding answers. Even if it seems like no one else truly understands or cares ... YESTERDAY'S children are grown today.. never forget and dont give up