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From earlier this week:

Polygamy Cult's Civil War

By Carol McKinley | The Daily Beast – Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Two weeks after cult leader Warren Jeffs was convicted on two counts of child rape, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) find themselves torn between dueling prophets trying to wrest control of America’s largest polygamy movement.

The common sentiment inside the cult’s Short Creek compound, on the Arizona-Utah border, remains that “Uncle Warren” was framed, according to insiders, despite heaps of damning evidence presented by prosecutors during his bizarre two-week trial. Meanwhile, Jeffs has told his followers that he’s in jail for life because they were unwilling to repent.

Into this confusion, another so-called prophet, William Edson Jessop, is making a power play. Jessop has been holding alternative Sunday services, and the day after Jeffs was effectively muzzled, arriving at a prison in Huntsville, Texas, on Aug. 10, Jessop sent a typed message to 1,800 FLDS families in Short Creek. “This is a letter as a brother and a friend,” it begins, and warns Jeffs’s followers that if they don’t “come clean,” they will “be going down with the wicked and be damned.” While Jeffs claims to be above the law, Jessop says he will not ignore the “laws of the land.” In other words, no underage marriages on his watch.

Jessop has been using Jeffs’s own words to position himself as the divinely anointed heir. In January 2007, Jeffs made a tearful taped confession from a Utah jail that he was a phony, calling himself “the greatest of all sinners and the wickedest man.” On the prison video, Jeffs proclaimed that Jessop was the true prophet. While Jeffs later recounted this statement, he gave Jessop an opening, which he’s now trying to leverage.

(Excerpt--click here for the rest.)

Talk about "from the frying pan to the fire"--Willie the Thug could be a lot worse. What the fLDS really needs is an honest prophet, who would one day proclaim that all previous prophecies were hokum, and that the Divine told him it's time to dissolve the sect, outlaw polygamy for the abusive practice that it is, and restore humanity to the people who live in these "compounds."

Well, I can dream...

4 posted on 08/27/2011 8:11:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

These perverts are all going to hell

10 posted on 08/27/2011 10:26:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MizSterious
Into this confusion, another so-called prophet, William Edson Jessop, is making a power play.

Forrest siad: "Ya never know what yer gonna get." (when a MORMON prophet goes to jail...)

What goes around...

JESUS: Hey Smith!       Remember that boast you made about doing more than even I had done to hold the 'church' together?


JESUS: Don't you remember? A few seconds ago you were in that jail.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh; yeah; but where am I NOW?

JESUS: Don't you remember? Does bang - bang ring a bell?

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh; yeah - that crummy gun I had was about USELESS!

JESUS: I hope you left instructions on how to hold your church together.

JOSEPH SMITH: Dang! I knew there was SOMETHING I was forgetting!

JESUS: Looks like there's a power struggle going on down there.

JOSEPH SMITH: Yeah; there was always SOMEone who wanted the power that I held - especially over the LADIES - wink wink.

JESUS: No need to worry about that now; remember what my friend Matthew wrote down?

JOSEPH SMITH: This? “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven” (Matthew 22:30)

JESUS: That's it.

JOSEPH SMITH: I thought that was mistranslated.

JESUS: Nah - it was right.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh well; it was fun while it lasted. My buds will still get it on with the girls.

JESUS: Uh; I'm sorry; in just a few more years; your followers will cavein to the United States government and abandon the 'Eternal Covenant' that you came up with.

JOSEPH SMITH: ME!? YOU are the one that told me to do that!

JESUS: Sorry; but you must have mistranslated what I told you. What part of Do NOT commit ADULTERY did you not understand?

JOSEPH SMITH: mumble....

JESUS: What did you say?

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh, nothing.

JESUS: Well; it was interesting talking to you; but now I must get back to perparing a place for those who believe in Me.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh, yeah; the Celestial Kingdom.

JESUS: No...

JOSEPH SMITH: The Telestial one?

JESUS: Nope.


JESUS: Nope. Didn't you read that the mind of man had NOT conceived of it? Paul wrote it down in 1 Corinthians 2:9.

JOSEPH SMITH: I thought that was mistranslated.

JESUS: No; it wasn't.


JESUS: Yes. Now I must be going: what did you say your name was again?

JOSEPH SMITH: Joseph Smith.

JESUS: Hmmmm. According to my Heavenly FAITHbook, you didn't sign in as one of my friends - sorry, I never knew you.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 4:13:27 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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