Back in April, Texas officials took over 400 children into custody of the Child Protective Services. When I asked you if you empathized with the mothers of the sect, many of you didn't, but felt for the children as they had been taken from the only homes they knew.
After many weeks, much discussion and courtroom drama, Texas District Judge Barbara Walther signed an order allowing parents from the Yearning For Zion Ranch to pick up their children from foster care facilities starting today.
To see what restrictions the parents must follow, read more.
But it's not a complete win for the members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the parents cannot leave Texas without court permission. They have also been ordered to take mandatory parenting classes. Additionally, the CPS will continue their investigation into abuse within the ranch. The parents have been ordered not to interfere with the investigation and must permit CPS to test the children with psychiatric or medical exams if required.
Many now believe the original phone call to be a hoax. Without any concrete evidence of abuse, do you think the judge made the right call?