Skip to comments.Secret Lives of Women - Polygamy Cult
Posted on 04/29/2008 4:42:30 PM PDT by Zakeet
Airs April 29 at 10:00 PM ET on WE Television Network
In the past year, Polygamy has been a hot button issue all over America. From the trial and conviction of the infamous Polygamist leader and member of the FBIs Most Wanted List Warren Jeffs, to Mormon Mitt Romneys run for the Presidency, there has been no shortage of news about the subject.
In this episode of Secret Lives of Women, we profile 3 women, all of whom have different stories to tell about their involvement with Polygamy.
Flora escaped from the infamous Polygamous cult known as the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints) run until recently by Warren Jeffs. She now helps women and children living in Polygamy find safe passage out of it when they decide to leave, or worse, are kicked out by its leadership.
Michelle runs a safe house for Polygamys forgotten young men, known as the Lost Boys. Kicked out of their homes for things like watching movies or talking to girls, these boys are literally left on the streets to fend for themselves. Michelle helps them get back on their feet to attend school, get jobs and carve out a life for themselves.
Carolyn escaped from the FLDS three years ago and has recently written a bestselling book called Escape. In a house with 4 other wives, she was a virtual slave to her husband and his first wife who terrorized everyone in their home. With 8 kids, one of whom is severely disabled, Carolyn saw an opening to save her family and one night escaped from the community with her children. After some tense moments of being on the run and despite her own objections, having her oldest daughter return to the FLDS, Carolyn is trying to find her footing along with help from caring individuals who are working together to help her and her kids find a life for themselves.
Polygamy has been a “hot button” issue because Romney (R) was running for president, more conservative than some others, and he is on the short list for VP candidate. Funny how the media didn’t care about them or the Waco crowd before.
Waco was Waco.
I am so tired of the ever present reaching to try to make the child rapes of Warren Jeffs into Waco 2 The Sequel.
Find another theme for your propaganda.
The FLDS men who enslaved women deserve no sympathy.
Wow, I must admit I really haven’t followed this issue whatsoever.
This is a sick bunch of people.
God bless these three women and their work!
Polygamy has been a hot button issue for years.
These dumb*sses in Texas thought they would get away with doing in Texas what they do in Utah.
That is why it is in the news.
Evil is as evil does, ms gump.
“Funny how the media didnt care about them or the Waco crowd before.”
I had someone ask me if I thought the MEDIA was on the side of the FLDS.
So, what does the MEDIA care about? What side are they on?
ANSWER: They only care about selling laundry detergent. Whatever ‘side’ gets them the most readers, or watchers, that’s whose side they are on.
“These dumb*sses in Texas thought they would get away with doing in Texas what they do in Utah.”
These -——— in Texas thought they would get away with doing in Texas what they were on the lam from in Colorado/Utah.
That is why Warren took his loyal inner circle, and moved to TEXAS.
(in retrospect, I guess it wasn’t his wisest move)
God's way of getting em!
Thank you God,
Yup. In fact, the media had kind of let this die down until the more salacious information (pregnant girls, girls who are mothers) started coming out—now it’s page after page of these articles on the search engines. But of course, they’re also fighting for space with the Austrian monster who fathered several kids with his daughter.
“Polygamy has been a hot button issue for years.
These dumb*sses in Texas thought they would get away with doing in Texas what they do in Utah.”
Between the 1850s and 1890 the majority of Americans wanted polygamy stopped. That split probably gave Mormonism an unattractive reputation, among our ancestors.
So even when mainstream LDS gave up polygamy in Utah in 1890, some splinter sects continued in Utah and Arizona to break the laws of their states, and their religion.
So I agree, and applaud Texas for doing what Utah and Arizona have mostly avoided doing. Yet I also realize why it was a touchy political issue there, then. But shouldn’t be now.
Maybe now Utah and Arizona (plus Colorado and South Dakota) can get some stones, and crack down on institutionalized underage sex.
“But of course, theyre also fighting for space with the Austrian monster who fathered several kids with his daughter.”
I wonder how Austria will ‘pursue’ this case?
Mormons had literally declared War on the United States.
It wasn't until the US Government (that had been patient with the group) was confronted with its practices and violence that it acted. I think the US Govt at that time exhibited infinite patience.
When LDS property was seized and Utah denied being a State, did the Mormon Cult rewrite its history, for the upteenth time. With many more times to come.
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Funny how the media didnt care about them or the Waco crowd before. 3 posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:46:04 PM by RecallMoran (Recall Brodhead) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies | Report Abuse]
If you two want to have a conversation, go ahead.
More conservative than who? Obama? Maybe. Hillary? Close call.
Huh? The HBO series “Big Love” started before Romney announced is Presidential candidacy. And Warren Jeffs made the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list before that too.
The Mormon polygamy in that era wasn't forced, nor did it involve younger girls than were routinely entering into monogamous marriages. The problem with the FLDS isn't polygamy, it's rape of minors; rape, beating and imprisonment of adults and children; and discarding adolescent boys who know they'll be beaten and re-discarded if they try to get back to their families.
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