If you live in the U.S., then you know about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has been portrayed in the cable series, “Big Love“, it is about a Prophet and his outlandish thoughts on polygamy.
Warren Jeffs is the real leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and he is on trial in Texas for two sexual assaults on a child and bigamy. One of the sexual assault victims is only 14 and had a child after the forced marriage to Jeffs. They have taken DNA from the baby born from the assault and Texas officials believe they have a strong case.
Jeffs has been in jail for several years, and a few nights ago Dr Drew Pinksy’s show on HLN, stated that Jeffs had used over $10,000 on his Jail credit card for telephone privileges. He is preaching sermons over the phone every Sunday from jail.
Using the jail phone to continue to promote this strange fundamental program of forcing young girls to marry men who are then raping these young girls seems like an affront to the state of Texas and the authorities. I don’t understand why they are allowing this to continue.
The Church of Latter Day Saints has renounced this group and said they are not part of the Mormon religion, and that in part, Jeffs is a cult and made up his own “religion”. He somehow has received donations for this phone card from his followers, they force young teen age men to leave the “compound” when they start giving the selected men problems.
If you have watched “Big Love” on HBO then you have a sense of what Jeffs’ so-called religion is like. He is the Prophet who took over after his father passed away. The judge in Texas gave Jeffs the right to defend himself, and of course, Jeffs started to condem the prosecutors in the trail, and the Judge sent the jury out and told Jeffs if he is about to condemn and threaten the jury, he will be sent out of the court room to sit out the trial, according to an article on CNN.com.
If you are interested in stopping the forced rape of these young girls by this cult, you might want to follow this trial in Texas. Many of the 400 children removed from the compound in Texas were released back to that ranch last year, and they were not protected by their mothers who are just as brainwashed in to this cult.
Someone needs to start protecting these children who can be forced into marriage as young as 10. This is the U.S. not a third world country, and I’m wondering how the authorities can still release these children to return to this private hell?
- Polygamist offers no opening statement in his rape trial (stoppolygamyincanada.wordpress.com)
- Ex-member of polygamist sect: Moms aided Warren Jeffs’ abuse (cbsnews.com)
- Warren Jeffs seeks to control polygamist sect from jail (ac360.blogs.cnn.com)