Pictures of FLDS Cult and The Self-Proclaim Prophet of Polygamy, Warren Jeff

Pictures of FLDS Cult and The Self-Proclaim Prophet of Polygamy, Warren Jeff

WARREN JEFFS, THE SELF PROCLAIMED “PROPHET OF THE POLYGAMY OF MORMON SPLINTER GROUP CALLED THE  FLDS” (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) 

Unlike the mainstream polygamists you may have seen on the TLC show Sister Wivesor in the HBO show Big Love, FLDS polygamists mostly live in isolation in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. They also have communities in Eldorado, Texas, Bountiful in British Columbia, and Pringle, South Dakota, among others. This isolation may due be in large part to the incarceration of the church’s current leader and prophet, Warren Jeffs, who’s serving a life sentence for being an accomplice in two rapes. _(buzzfeed)

Warren Jeffs allegedly has something like 80 wives. (buzzfeed) Standing neatly side by side, 50 young girls pose as if for a school yearbook, their smiles every bit as uniform as their pastel outfits and tightly coiffed hairdos. Their innocent enthusiasm is focussed on one goal alone – worshipping the man framed behind them, who has cruelly bred them for manipulation. As a Texas jury sentenced Warren Jeffs to life plus 20 years in prison for his crimes as their church leader, extraordinary pictures have emerged of the wives of the notorious polygamist, offering insight into the twisted world of subjugation with which he surrounded himself. (dailymail.co.uk) Warren Jeffs fathered some 60 children with some of his estimated 78 wives. (edition.cnn.com)

THE TWISTED SEX TAPE INSTRUCTING YOUNG WIVES ON GROUP SEX, NUDITY AND BODY HAIR GROOMING A jaw-dropping sex tape played in Warren Jeffs’s sexual assault trial showed the church leader instructing his sister wives that they must ‘work together’ to please him sexually. The 90-minute segment detailed how the young brides should become ‘so natural as clothed as unclothed’ and always shower before getting near him. Mr Jeffs is also heard instructing the women on how to maintain their pubic hair and a woman is heard showing the other wives how to properly shave their armpits. He says on the tape: ‘No one sits around, everyone assists each other.’ Mr Jeffs wrote in his journal that on the night after his wedding to his 14-year-old victim, he took her and another of his new wives on a car ride outside the church’s headquarters along the Utah-Arizona border for ‘training.’ There, he instructed them on their responsibilities as his wives and had the session taped. The recording was transcribed and placed in church records later seized by police. Lead prosecutor Eric Nichols played the tape for jurors, who followed along using transcripts. The recording was difficult to understand due to traffic noise, and the transcript wasn’t made public. ‘A good wife is trained for her husband and follows the spirit of peace,’ Jeffs can be heard saying. He also makes reference to ‘drawing close’ or ‘being close,’ which is how church members refer to sex. Two female voices are heard saying ‘OK’. Jeffs objected half a dozen times to the tape being played, arguing that the training session was protected by religious privacy rights – each time State District Judge Barbara Walther overruled him. (dailymail.co.uk) photo (quotesgram)

Warren Jeffs – Taking Control (TV-14; 02:58) Warren Jeffs was born in 1955, the 14th son of a high-ranking official of the FLDS. Born premature, his family thought he was destined for greatness. (biography.com) 57-year-old Warren Jeffs remains the leader of the FLDS church, even though he’s behind bars for two felony counts of child sexual assault. How it came to be: Upon his father’s death in 2002, Warren succeeded him as the leader and prophet of the church. *He’s serving life in prison as a result of being an accomplice in the rapes of a 12 year old and 15-year-old girl. He was also charged, though not convicted, on counts of incest and rape himself. (buzzfeed)

Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) children in a swimming hole in Colorado City, Ariz. FLDS women cover up from neck to ankle, because their bodies are considered sacred temples. They never cut their hair. According to their teachings, they will need it in heaven to wash men’s feet as an anointing. (abcnews.go) You’ll never see an FLDS woman’s ankles. How it came to be: The practice of wearing prairie dresses and covering every inch of flesh didn’t actually start until after a 1953 raid on the Colorado City compound. Why their clothing’s restricted: According to some, there are a few practical polygamy reasons. Firstly being that a uniform dress discourages fellow wives from feeling jealous of each other. Secondly, it prevents men who aren’t your husband from throwing lustful glares. And lastly, they’re trying to get the attention of very important NYC fashion designers who might model their fall shows after the looks. (buzzfeed)

Women make textbooks at the FLDS publishing house in Colorado City, Ariz. A portrait of Warren Jeffs looks down on them. A former FLDS member said schools teach that Jeffs is President of the United States — his face is on every child’s school notebook — and that man never landed on the moon because God guided Neil Armstrong away from it. (abcnews.go) photo (childbrides.org)

Female FLDS members wear modest attire‚ ankle-length prairie dresses‚ even while swimming. (viiphoto)   Wearing red is forbidden. It’s not for the obvious reason that red is a sultry color. No, the FLDS followers can’t wear red because that’s Jesus’s fave color. OK, maybe not his fave, but it’s believed to be the color Jesus will wear when he returns to earth at the end of days. (buzzfeed)

photo collage by tent trash

FLDS women don’t cut their hair. How it came to be: It’s not because they all want to be princesses, it’s because they plan to use their hair to wash Christ’s feet during the Second Coming. That’s not a joke. Also? They will wash their hubby’s feet with it in heaven. (buzzfeed) (photo:mormonhair.tumbler)

If you live in the FLDS community, you’re probably aged 19 or younger. How it came to be: The census data for Colorado City, the largest FLDS enclave, revealed that 67 percent of the population there is 19 or younger. Additionally, the median age is 12.6. The FLDS church has anywhere between 7,000 and 10,000 followers, it’s kind of hard to keep track. How it came to be: In the early 20th century, the FLDS church splintered off from the mainstream Mormon faith and took up shop in the twin border towns of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah. Based off of a census of those two areas, the population looks to be approximately 7,547. However, since the church has other outposts in Colorado, South Dakota, Texas and British Columbia, that number could be much higher.(buzzfeed) Authorities in Texas seized 439 children from their homes, thanks to suspected sexual abuse on the FLDS polygamous compound where they lived. (popsugar) (Photo:lejournaldelaphotographie.com )

FLDS mothers are discouraged from hugging and kissing their children..How it came about: In the FLDS church, there’s a belief that the only people who should make a child feel valued are the head of the household (read: the father) or the prophet. (buzzfeed)

FLDS men can’t have sex with their pregnant wives. How it came about: The FLDS believe sex is strictly for procreation, so if your wife is already with child there’s no point to it. Fun Facts: Recently the prophet Warren Jeffs issued an edict that says married couples aren’t to have sex or even touch. Think that sounds bad? If a woman wants to get pregnant, Jeffs has hand picked 15 “trusted” men from the community to father potential children. So, to summarize: No sex with your hubby, but you get your pick of 15 other dudes. (buzzfeed) (photo: tumbler)

Two children of Warren Jeffs have alleged that the imprisoned leader of the polygamous Mormon sect sexually abused them as children. Becky and Roy Jeffs, both adults, made the revelations to Lisa Ling on her upcoming CNN show “This is Life,”. They both recently left the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS. Becky told Ling that she first told one of her sisters, after her sister revealed she was abused as a child. “I thought, I’m not the only one molested, he’s done it to her it must be something that was in his nature,” Becky Jeffs says on the show. “Where does it end? If he had this in him, how can I trust him? How is he really our prophet?” CNN reached out to Warren Jeffs’ attorney who did not have an immediate response from his client. Becky and Roy are among four of Jeffs’ children who have left the FLDS, which is based in the twin cities of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, where recent floods devastated the community. (edition.cnn.com)

Jeffs is pictured with a number of his brides. Musser was his 19th bride (dailymail.co.uk) The FLDS community has its own genetic condition, which leads to a lot of unfortunate infant deaths. How it came to be: In a small community where men are marrying a couple of women and there are only so many folks to choose from, the problem is that they might be related to some of those women. So, what happens when cousins marry each other, or even closer relations in some cases? Genetic issues come into play. In fact, the Colorado City/Hildale area has the world’s highest incidence of something commonly known as “Polygamist’s Down’s,” but more scientifically called fumarase deficiency. It’s an extremely rare genetic condition that only occurs when there’s, well, a lot of genetic inbreeding. (buzzfeed)

According to Fact-Index.com: “The [FLDS] church teaches plurality of wives as a general requirement for the highest eternal salvation of men. It is generally believed in the church that a man should have [a minimum of] three wives to fulfill this requirement. Critics of this belief say that its practice leads unavoidably to bride shortages and likely to child marriages, incest, and child abuse. The church currently practices ‘The Law of Placing’ under which all marriages are assigned by the prophet of the church. Many outside of the church, and some inside, view this practice as unduly authoritarian though it helps address by edict the problem of wife shortages. Under the Law of Placing, the prophet elects to give or take wives to or from men according to their worthiness.”Typically, the husband will have only his first marriage registered with the state. Subsequent wives receive only a religious marriage that are not registered. These “sister wives” present themselves as single women and apply for welfare. This is known as “bleeding the beast” — the beast being the government. (religioustolerance.org) (photo:nytimes.com)

Jurors also heard testimony from Texas Ranger Brooks Long, who described finding plans for a table that could be transformed into a bed during a 2008 raid in the FLDS temple at the YFZ Ranch. Long said rangers found a bed with chairs around it in one room of the temple and another disassembled bed stored in a closet. Investigators then unearthed a document, dated May 30, 2005, and allegedly drafted by Jeffs, that detailed construction of the table-bed, which had a removable top, underneath which was a mattress. Jeffs also gave instructions to put a plastic cover over the mattress “to protect the mattress from what will happen on it,” Long said, quoting from the document. While the document never specifies that Jeffs planned to engage in sex on the table-bed, prosecutors have already presented evidence Jeffs had sex with underage girls in the temple. (archive.sltrib.com) (photo:exmormon.org)

 

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Warren Jeffs shown with an alleged child bride in a court evidence filing. Jeffs is accused of forcing his daughters to have sex and banning husbands from having sex with their wives. (inquisitr.com)

He was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list but had evaded arrest for years before his capture on August 29,2006, surrounding himself with doting believers and underage wives who he bred to service his sexual desires.  In May and July, 2007, Jeffs was given life behind bars for the first count of aggravated sexual assault and an extra 20 years, to be served consecutively, for the second count of sexual assault – the maximum allowed for each count. He was also handed a $10,000 fine. Jeffs, who defended himself for most of the trial, had walked out on the sentencing portion of the case in protest after reading out a statement threatening a ‘whirlwind of judgement’ from god if his ‘humble servant’ was not released from custody. (dailymail.co.uk)  Despite his imprisonment, Jeffs is still firmly in control of the 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The FLDS is a breakaway Mormon sect that openly practices polygamy, something the mainstream Mormon church renounced more than a century ago. (edition,cnn.com)

The former FLDS temple at the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, Texas. Abbreviation, FLDS Church (en.wikipedia.org) The Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch was envisioned as a new “center place” where true believers could seek more perfect lives. (wrs.vcu.edu)  The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church) is one of the largest Mormon fundamentalist denominations and one of the largest organizations in the United States whose members practice polygyny. (en.wikipedia.org)

“The people inside are just as sweet as can be; it’s the leaders who are going haywire right now and making all these demands,”Tewell said. “This is common every so often, for them to purify and cleanse, and that’s exactly what this is, a purge.”,said Tonia Tewell, executive director of Holding out Help, a nonprofit for people who are leaving polygamous groups.  (Lindsay Whitehurts cover polygamy for The Salt Lake Tribune in The Polygamy Blog) (photo: cbc.ca)

Aug 10, 2008 — COLORADO CITY: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, RIGHT, walks into his home while one of his wives and some of the children that live in the home come out for Sunday dinner. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. (kurtzjack.photoshelter.com)

 

Cult leader Warren Jeffs just wrote a nine-page letter to government officials demanding his release from prison or else America would face apocalyptic storms and earthquakes. or so warns Warren Jeffs. In a bizarre nine-page letter titled “A Warning to the Nation—A Petition to the President of the United States of America,” Jeffs writes, “Let this nation know I am with my people, and shall sweep the wicked from the face of the Land of America.” The document was allegedly sent to the White House and federal officials. Secret Service officials wouldn’t confirm this, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that one passage did zero in on Obama’s previous home state: “I the Lord am soon to send the shaking of the earth in a place in thy land not known as a usual place of violent shaking, unto the loss of many lives. I shall cause a great destruction in the land of Illinois, to the loss of life and to your awakening…” The Review-Journal notes that two high-ranking Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members signed the document as witnesses “to the word of the Lord” as delivered by Warren Jeffs. (newser.com)

Brent Jeffs, author of “Lost Boys”, opens up about his life in the FLDS community and how he helped bring down his uncle, Warren Jeffs. Brent grew up in a polygamist family with three mothers and over 20 brothers and sisters. He recounts hours of brain-washing church services, the strict rules on what you could wear, and how you could and could not act. He reveals that they would even receive death threats that God would strike them down if anyone didn’t follow the prophet’s decrease. But although the crimes against young girls and women were exposed after his conviction, the history of the FLDS, quote, “lost boys” stayed underground. In the book, Brent Jeffs opens up about his molestation, starting at the age of 5, at the hands of his own uncle, a ritual that he would later come to finds out was performed on many boys in the church. Confusion and rage followed Brent through much of his adolescent years. At the age of 14 he found himself kicked out of the church and out on the street, just like hundreds of other boys. Warren Jeffs would routinely push out the teenage boys, so he would have access to all the young brides that he wanted. But in 2006, Brent Jeffs fought back, filing a lawsuit against Warren that would drive the FLDS leader into hiding and land him on “America’s Most Wanted.” (childbride.org)

Brent Jeffs at Alta Academy

Brent Jeffs, 2nd grade, 1991 Alta Academy yearbook. (childbrides.org)    The jury also heard in 2011 from Brent Jeffs, Warren Jeffs’, 28-year-old nephew at that time. The man was in tears as he told Texas District Court jurors about being raped by his uncle when he was 5. He said Jeffs pulled him aside at a family meeting, took him into a restroom, ordered him to kneel like he was praying, then raped him. “He told me this was God’s will, this was God’s work,” the nephew said. Warren Jeffs also warned the boy that, “this is between me and you and God and no one else needs to know about it.” The Tribune does not typically identify victims of sexual assault. However, Brent Jeffs has been public about the allegations against his uncle. In 2003, he sued Warren Jeffs but settled out of court for 3 acres of land in the FLDS’ Utah-Arizona border community. (archive.sltrib.com)

 

Polygyny was more commonly connected to the Mormon Church in the 19th century, and it continues to be associated with the FLDS church today. Polygyny was more commonly connected to the Mormon Church in the 19th century, and it continues to be associated with the FLDS church today. (photo: i4m.com) By marrying 3 or more wives, you’re getting yourself a ticket to heaven. How it came to be: While it’s not required, at least three wives is the ideal number to have in order to reach the highest level of heaven. In terms of when polygamy was introduced, that goes way back to the founding of Mormonism. It started as early as the 1830s, when founder Joseph Smith started teaching the practice as a heavenly thing to do. Fun facts: Along with a minimum of three wives, in order to grant yourself a heavenly pass, all families must practice FLDS, marriages must be arranged by the prophet, and, at the end of your life, the prophet has to give his approval for you to enter heaven.  (buzzfeed)

Increasingly Extreme Rules: Several former FLDS members say the new requirements implemented by leaders loyal to Jeffs reach deep into followers’ personal lives: Men are barred from having sex with their wives, families are required to get rid of their children’s toys, girls under 18 are no longer to hold jobs or have cellphones. Starting year 2011, members have been required to hand over all their possessions to leadership, and are given back only what the bishop deems necessary, said Willie Jessop, former church spokesman and current supporter of a rival sect prophet. Bikes, trampolines and all-terrain vehicles, once-common sights in the FLDS home base of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, can be seen for sale on the side of the highway. Those requirements had never been a part of FLDS culture, Jessop said, though, unknown to the majority of members, the elite group that Jeffs drew to the Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, was already following them. “You forfeit control of your destiny and subject yourself to them. You have nothing that you control,” said Willie Jessop, former church spokesman and current supporter of a rival sect prophet. (Lindsay Whitehurts covers polygamy for The Salt Lake Tribune in The Polygamy Blog.) (religionnewsblog)   

DNA evidence presented during the trial proved Jeffs had fathered a child with a 15-year-old child bride. Graphic audio recordings were played on which he was said to be heard sexually assaulting a 12-year-old and instructing other minors on how to please him sexually. By submitting to his sexual needs in sessions Jeffs branded ‘heavenly’ or ‘celestial’, the girls were told they were thereby pleasing god and helping to atone for the sins of their community. ‘If the world knew what I was doing, they would hang me from the highest tree,’ Jeffs wrote in a chilling journal entry from 2005 – one of thousands of pages of notes seized by authorities. During the trial Jeffs called just one witness – an elder from the church who read from scripture. (dailymail.co.uk) (photo:prophetsprey.org)

 

Wikipedia reports that Roulon T Jeffs, the second leader of the group, is alleged to have had 22 wives and more than 60 children. 2 Adams wrote that the current leader, Warren Jeffs: “…is estimated to have around 40 wives, at least a dozen of whom were formerly married to his father, and about 56 children. Most of his time is spent managing church affairs, but he also is described as an accomplished singer/songwriter.” Under “The Law of Placing,” Jeffs decides which woman marries which man in the FLDS community; he also has power to forcibly divorce a couple at any time. Marrying so many wives of his late father would produce some complex family relationships. A person can be one’s half-brother one day and one’s step-father on the next day. (religioustolerance.org) (photos: dailymail.co.uk)

 

FLDS Beliefs 101 – Role of Women 

 
The FLDS trace their roots back to the Brigham Young era in the 19th century. Despite being in the Victorian era, the women of early Utah were surprisingly outspoken, had their own women’s organization, pushed for the right to vote, taught self-sufficiency, and encouraged education and trades. In the FLDS today, especially since the 1970s, the role of women in their society has become a role entirely focused on pleasing their husband and having children. Girls are taught from an early age to prepare themselves for plural marriage when they will be placed in a marriage arranged by the prophet. After marriage, women must conquer their feelings, work together with their sister wives to please their husband, and to raise their children for the prophet to use as he wishes. They love their children but are always subject to the whims of their husbands and the prophet.Recently, an FLDS women, Maggie Jessop, from the YFZ Ranch, wrote into the Salt Lake Tribune. She sarcastically wrote that the world thinks “that I belong to an uneducated, underprivileged, information-deprived, brainless, spineless, poor, picked-on, dependent, misled class of women identified as ‘brain-washed.’”Well, let’s turn to Warren Jeff’s teachings to the FLDS girls and women to discover what they have been taught by their recent prophets.

1. Your whole purpose is to have children. “When you get married and have children, your whole purpose is to have children for the Lord to use.” (WSJ 1/2/96)

2. You belong to the prophet. “The reality of our family is that all our children belong to the prophet. You ladies do also.” (WSJ 4/3/98)

3. You must live plural marriage. “The purpose for entering into plural marriage is so that a man can raise up more children to the Lord. In heaven, there is no monogamy – no man with just one wife. . . . The only way she can be married is to be married to a man who has more than one wife.” (WSJ 1/10/96)

4. You must obey your husband. Adam and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden cursed them. “The curse placed on Women was that when they had children, they would suffer nearly to death. The blessing on the woman was – and the only way she could ever be happy was – that she would let her husband, a faithful man, rule over her. That was the only way back to Heavenly Father for the woman.” “The woman is to obey her husband as he obeys the prophet.” (WSJ 11/8/95)

5. You must please your husband. “Knowing you’re pleasing your husband, your head, brings you a heaven.” (WSF 4/3/98)

6. Do not tell the husband what to do. “The wife is not supposed to command the husband.” (11/28/95)

7. Do your housework. “A mother has the responsibility for the housework and for children. You should start long before the baby is born.” (WSJ 12/97)

8. Do not have girlfriends. “Do not hold on to your friendships with other girls, because then you will fall short of your eternal blessings. If you hold on to friendship with your girlfriends you will not love your sister wives. Your sister wives must be your best friends because they are part of your husband. Your preparation for this is in your father’s home. A girl learns to love all her mothers. And you must love every mother and call them ‘Mother.’” (WSJ 11/97)

9. Teach your children. “If the mother does not teach her child properly in those first few years the sins of the children will be on the head of the mother, not the father.” (WSJ 11/97)

10. Teach your children to do what father wants. “It is the mother’s duty to teach the children that everything in the home belongs to father, and that all that you are doing in the home is to build up father. (Mothers) say, ‘This is what father wants,’ and she is always turning the children to those over her.” (12/97)

11. Avoid socializing. “Brigham Young names one weakness in women….When they get married they are always wanting to party, or go visiting, attend socials, do everything except the training of their children, and that is why so many children have struggles and fail, because the mother attends to everything but this duty of working with the children. (WSJ 12/97)

To make this system work, it is essential to prepare and train young girls to accept and look forward to this way of life. When FLDS girls are ready to marry, they “turn themselves in” to the prophet, to arrange a “celestial marriage.” Warren Jeffs taught FLDS girls: 

1. Pray to be prepared for marriage. “I hope you understand that very often a girl is given to a husband after her own likeness. You should be praying that you will be prepared and that you will be given to a husband who will prove faithful to the end.”

2. Your assigned marriage will be a test of faith. “Your testimony will be tested by how you get married. If you exert your faith and obedience so the Lord can speak through the Prophet on your behalf, that will give you an anchor to your soul, that whatever you go through in that new family you know you are doing the will of God in overcoming the dross within.” (WSJ 4/3/98)

3. Conquer you feelings – keep sweet. “Ladies, suppose you marry a man with another wife or wives. The family is already used to their doing things a certain way and then you come in. You have to come in as a little child and be humble and submissive, and learn the ways of that husband and that family. If a sister-wife speaks up and says, ‘Husband, she doesn’t know this or that’, or says to the wife herself, ‘This is how WE do it,’ and maybe they won’t be so pleasant….that’s because their own feelings aren’t right in themselves, and then there might rise in you certain emotions. You thought people would treat you kind and suddenly here’s a hard word, or an insinuation. You’re just learning to get close to that man you don’t know very well, and that is why you must have the fight of faith. You have to have the fight of faith! The surety that you have is that you know your marriage is appointed of God through the Prophet. That gives the anchor to your soul. It is God’s will. He will help you and you will conquer your feelings.” (WSJ 4/3/98)

4. Do not socialize with boys. “Don’t go that sad road, young ladies. Don’t be wooed and tricked by the cute and cool and cunning boys or men that try to get you to like them. I have been instructed that any young man who will not leave our girls alone is to be sent away and not allowed to be among us, even before they destroy the girl.” “Don’t date secretly with boys, you’re just tricking yourself, ladies. You want a husband who is close to the prophet. A girl who wants eternal life will want this kind of man. You must be a family in heaven, you can’t get there alone, so don’t play around with your eternal salvation, turn to the prophet who can read the hearts of the men. The prophet will lead you to a man who will exalt you, and when temptation comes into your mind you must pray to the Prophet.” (WSJ 11/97)

Starting in the 1970s, the FLDS women discovered the book, “Facinating womanhood” that taught that that subservience and helplessness is the real secret for a women to be attractive. That book by Helen B. Andelin, published in 1965, was used as a joke material by comedian Roseanne during the 1980s, but is still taken seriously by the FLDS. Karen Barlow taught a course in the FLDS school using this book as a text book. She said, “You can’t change your husband…only…yourself”

The course taught girls to “be skilled in the feminine arts of the household, caring for children, handling money wisely and doing more than is required. Get out of the leadership role. Stop giving him suggestions. If you obey your husband, even if you disagree, things will turn out all right. Adapt to the conditions your husband provides for you, and don’t have preconceived ideas about what you want or plan for your children.”

FLDS women are told over and over to “keep sweet.” To them, it means: Swallow pride, swallow emotions. Suffer silently regardless of what concerns you might have. Don’t show any emotion, don’t rock the boat, don’t make any trouble, don’t ask questions, don’t criticize, don’t find fault. Girls should accept the polygamist lifestyle and the men’s wishes without complaint. Don’t flinch when you’re told to do something that doesn’t quite feel right. Just be nice, don’t complain because complaining disturbs the spirit of God.

 

 

 

“This FLDS thing has potential.  It’s filled with “uncanny valley” –you know, seems normal but somehow is not normal so you get the willies just looking at it.

But also rage because children are exploited even worse than in Scientology. There are fathers who can’t remember the names of all their kids.

The mathematics of polygamy have consequences: If a man marries 10 women, 9 boys will pay for that by being pushed out of the community. Girls must “keep sweet,” or be pleasing to the dominant male in their lives, or they are punished. One guy with like 80 wives made his wives give him BJs so he could rank them from best to worst. The top wife got some sort of recognition. That is fucked up.

The hard part about some form of protest: having to learn all about this cult from scratch.

The up side: bits of Warren Jeff’s diary  so far are pretty crazy. There is something as weird as Xenu in there someplace. “

Rulon Jeffs Wives

 

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