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Saturday, February 25

Utah: Stud Judge Ordered Off the Bench

SALT LAKE CITY - A small-town judge with three wives was ordered removed from the bench by the Utah Supreme Court on Friday.

He has 32 children by 3 wives who happen to be sisters.

He was disappointed by the decision:
"I had hoped that the court would see my case as an opportunity to correct the injustices that are caused by the criminalization of my religious beliefs and lifestyle," Steed said in a statement.

Well he has a point.. but then again- why couldn't we all come up with various religious sects that authorize the use of marijuana or ecstasy, hold orgies for worship, celebrate spaghetti or start street gangs for Christ? Plus we can be tax exempt as long as we don't get involved in electoral politics. Oops. This opens a can of worms.

Personally, I don't give a hoot about polygamy if all the parties are game and the stud muffin can afford to take care of the brood and they keep to their own Stepford neighborhoods. But the judge was breaking Utah law, along with some 10,000 other polygamists living there. At least twice as many children would be out on the streets if their parents were thrown in jail. Utah is an interesting state. I look forward to visiting there when I drive across the country in the spring.

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