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Posted on 12/30/2011 10:28:24 PM PST by Zakeet
As the year comes to an end and the followers of Warren Jeffs await the apocalypse he has predicted, they're living under a challenging edict: they're forbidden to have sex until Jeffs is sprung from a Texas prison.
"He has predicted that the walls in the prison where he's at will fall and crumble," said Joni Holm, who has many relatives in the polygamous FLDS faith.
According to Holm, Fundamentalist LDS Church members also face their faith's most severe punishment, excommunication, if they conceive a child.
It's one of the strangest edicts in a season full of them. Jeffs has issued a stream of revelations, prophecies and orders to his congregation in the border community of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.
According to Holm, Jeffs declared all existing marriages to be void.
"Right now they have all been told that they are not to live as husband and wife," Holm said. "They can live in the same house, but they are not to have sexual relationships until Warren comes out and 're-seals' them."
If FLDS members have sex on the sly, any resulting children will be considered "sons of perdition," according to Holm's brother-in-law, and the parents will be instantly excommunicated.
The sex ban will be lifted only if Jeffs' latest prophecy comes true: an apocalypse that will bring down the prison walls and broil the human race.
"They believe that they'll still roam on the Earth," Holm said, "but the rest of us will be burned."
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Up to now, chaste meant waste.
They look so happy.
they’re forbidden to have sex until Jeffs is sprung from a Texas prison.
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That is ironic considering they are polygamists...
It sounds like Mr. Jeffs pops out of a clock every 15 minutes.
Sounds like the “If I can`t get some, NOBODY CAN!!!” Edict....Nothing more..LOL
That’s what it sounds like to me.
That’s not fair! Warren is having plenty daily sex in prison. His “buddies” there ALL HAVE HIS CELL NUMBER.
That is exactly what I thought. What a petty little man this guy must be.
I feel bad for the women who were brought up in that. They don’t know any better. I’m ticked off at the authorities that have looked the other way about polygamy for years.
Rather like the N.Korean population under Kim Il....brainwashed and follow the leader....it’s what happens when people turn their faith toward another other than Christ Jesus...there will be one to fill the void quickly and burrow in deep.
Jim Jones group also comes to mind. Foolish and ignorant people who have swallowed the bait hook line and sinker.
There is something rather ominous about this entire affair. Already, photos that were released in the trial are being scrubbed. I tried to find a shot of his secret alter bed where he would rape his child brides and they don’t exist anymore. Perhaps the Romney bots know where they went?
Looking at that image of these women, I see the faces of women lost in an unfulfilled lifestyle that has departed from the master plan found in one man one woman. I feel sorry for them.
Hmmm...The Sons of Perdition...I think I played bass for those guys on a few gigs way back in the day.
According to numerous critics and outside observers, the imprisoned FLDS leader has sometimes acted through his brother Lyle and other times has spoken directly to his congregation over the phone from prison. He recently banned many of the things his followers enjoy: bicycles, ATVs, trampolines, even children’s toys. But the sex edict reaches into the bedrooms of all his devoted followers.
In recent weeks, FLDS members have reportedly faced intense, personal interviews with Lyle Jeffs to prove their loyalty and have been ordered to pay large financial assessments. Some members have been excommunicated. The process seems to be aimed at winnowing the FLDS down to Jeffs’ most faithful followers.
Texas officials are investigating whether Jeffs violated his prison phone privileges by calling his congregation.