Polygamous sect remains silent about its edifice in Texas
Wow. This is an impressive accomplishment for a Church that has so few followers
compared to the LDS Church.
As several readers have noticed, this is a story from our 2006 archives. It was
not printed in today's paper and it is not on our live site. It can only be
found in archives and on the most popular list. Readers have been doing searches
on Warren Jeffs and looking at the Warren Jeffs coverage to read past stories.
That is how this story ended up on today's most popular list.
That pilot must not get out much. He thinks the temple is "breathtaking"? It
looks like a box. An ugly one, at that. He should check out some real temples.
...real temples? Like Ogden...yeah - that's a beautiful building...!!
But it is fashioned after other temples in Mormonism. They have the same
beliefs that Mormonism used to have. What does that tell you folks? Anything?
Maybe not, but you can probably guess what it tells the majority of folks not in
Mormonism. Pretty clear and easy cut for us.
This article is from May, 2006. "Fugitive" Warren Jeffs? Why are we commenting?
I used to think that the polygamist sects believed similar doctrine to what the
Mormon church believes until I lived next to a polygamist for a few years. After
some interesting conversations it soon became clear that most Christian
religions are closer to Mormon doctrine both now and in the past than most
polygamist sects. Claiming that doctrine is the same because building structure
is similar doesn't make sense.
Thank you. I have found the same to be true.
I hope they find that Jeffs fugitive.I predict in the future he will
be pulled over by a cop (but not tazed), just outside Vegas, dressed as a
tourist with large amounts of cash on him, he will be found guilty and receive a
sentance of 2-5 years for arranging the marriage of a 14 year old girl...I also see a defense attorney in a Bow Tie...Oh, the Utah
Utes will be held scoreless by both UNLV and BYU because they can't tackle, but
they will beat UCLA which will make them Number 1 in all the land and people
will flock to the U of U to bask in the glory of 2004 and quietly file past the
former office of Urban Meyer to pay homage to the man who once sat at the
desk.Oh, and Kyle will grow his goatee back to start a winning
streak, but will repent and shave after getting blown out by BYU.It's fading away now...That's all I've got.
I know that the beliefs are a lot closer now to Christian churches, but I have
studied up on the subject and the beliefs of the FLDS now are similar to what
the beliefs were in Mormonisms past. The practice of plural wives being
necessary to "get to heaven" was the most striking similarity. Now the Mormons
do not nessarily believe that, but they do perform "sealings" of multiple wives
in the temple if the first wife is deceased. Thus, they believe in this still
as it relates to the "after-life."
you shall know them by there fruits, Warren Jeffs a prophet?
they should get that Jeff whoever and lock him up for life end of story
I think it is sad the children were talken from their familys. I know we want
to protect our children. I don't believe everyone was abusive to the children.
The children and many of the people living there didn't know anyother live. In
there mind all things were accepted. Is there anyway to educate this people in
a peaceful way and kind way. I also have a hard time accepting these mothers
letting their young boys leave before all this happen. Having any of my
children leave my side for any reason while they are still young would just be
horrible. To me there are so many unanswered questions.
You cannot be a polygamist lest you have multiple marriage certificates issued
by the government. Where are the marriage license? Otherwise if it is a crime
to have children by numeous different women a number of Spots stars would be in
prision. I just heard the state is unable to find any "girl" under the age of
17 who has given birth. No wonder Texas has put a lid on statements. After the
trumped up charge of child abuse based on broken bones was refuted as a
statistically expected rate for children.
Did any one consider that maybe it WAS a hunting lodge at first? Then when
people moved there it became a ranch. Terrible! Are people in Texas suppose to
check in with the sheriff before moving here? If the government officals would
quit going to the "EX-Wives" (anti-flds) of the flds and running with what they
say as the gospel truth more innocent wouldn't get hurt. OL' Ross is just sore
because he didn't make the grade. I have yet to here an "EX" say something that
is the WHOLE truth.
i am from that religion and there is a lot of stuff that is wrong and a lot that
is right it is just like a lot of things. u have got to pick out the good and
leave the bad. and yes i am a so called ex. u should all just think about this
for a moment if u were raised to think one way and to never ask y, how would u
get out of that way of thinking?that is what i was taught since the day i was
born is to never ask y and blind obedience now if the religion did not have
anything to hide they should like us to ask questions right? if the prophet is
the prophet he should be able to answer any question right? well talk to ya