Yes, The FLDS Church IS an enlightening glimpse into what the LDS Church
declined to 150 years ago. A study of the Early LDS Church histort through other
than, and as well as "Official LDS" writings will more than reveal this to be
true. "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely".
I only hope that Texas gets their turn at him.
You can certainly see that there are Polygamists on this site. Anyone who
supports Jeffs should also be put in prison. I have polygamy in my family too,
and it STINKS! It is an evil practice. Warren Jeffs should be tried for all
other crimes that he has committed against woman. Most of you people on here
don't even know what you are talking about. You guys need to get a soul.
I strongly believe in religious freedom, so this is a difficult case for me.
However, I also believe in obeying the laws of the land, where they do not run
counter to the law of God. I also believe in free will; however I do not
believe that Mr. Jeffs meets all of these criteria. I do not believe that those
who were *forced* into marriages were able to exercise their own free will, but
were bound by Mr. Jeffs and his agenda.I am surprised, I guess, by the
potentially light term (could be as little as 2+ years, and that seems pretty
lenient for complete disregard of ALL of the above mentioned criteria.
Most of the polygamists in my city are nothing like the FLDS. It is not accurate
to lump all plygs in Utah with the Jeffites. The group in my city dress normal,
have to be 18 to marry, have no arranged marriages, hold jobs, and go to
college. Even if you despise plural marriage, not all who adhere to the original
teachings of the early church are like Jeffs.
Arc, I would be interested to know the basis of your knowledge. Are you
comparing a romanticized version of your own heritage against a media-driven
image of the FLDS Church, perhaps? By and large, women in the FLDS Church are
just as content as was your 4th wife ancestor. In four generations, it is quite
likely that the offspring of an FLDS polygamous family will say exactly what you
are saying now.Shiz is right--the FLDS Church is doctrinally
comparable to the LDS Church as it existed before the polygamy manifesto. If
you really believe in continuing revelation, such a comparison shouldn't
Hope he gets out soon! Warren Jeffs is a great man!
It's just good to know that Jeff's is where he belongs. I wonder if he will be
tried for incest as well. He is a Pretty immoral guy. Jeepers Creepers!
Twice as good.
dcc,Good thought, but ... Utah and Arizona tried it about 50 years ago,
and found the cost was overwhelming. If you declare the extra wives illegal,
then their kids are illegitimate, and there is no way the states can support on
welfare so many wives and kids. It was better to leave them alone, let their own
parents and community pay the bills.KUED-TV did a fascinating documentary
on this a few years back.Nowadays however, many of the splinter groups
have become welfare abusers, working the system to get support for the extras.
Some law enforcement and other agencies have tried to crack down, but the
legal costs, burden of proof, yadda, yadda, quickly overstretch the financial
resources of the state.
I've known plenty of people from plural marriages in this valley and all of them
seem a bit removed from reality.
The states of Utah and Arizona ignored this for years. They should be ashamed.
shiz,No, the FLDS church is NOT a glimpse into what the mainstream LDS
chruch was 150 years ago. It isn't even close. . It DOES NOT adhere to the
original thinking of the church that was founded by Joseph Smith Jr. What your
are seeing are apostates, or at least people that have been lead astray.As someone with both plural marriage and non-plural marriage LDS
families in my ancestors, I should know. My grandfather was born from the 4th
wife. I knew him. Not only are their doctrinal differences, but their are
differences in the way women were treated.
Another false prophet thrown in the slammer.Now round up all the other
polygs that live in Zion.There are thousands of them and everyone knows
The FLDS church is a glimpse into what the mainstream LDS church was 150 years
ago. That is why it is called Fundamentalist. It adheres to the original
thinking of the church.
As for me, a mainstream Latter Day Saint (mormon), I hope Jeffs sits in that
jail cell and thinks about what he has done for the rest of his natural life. I
hope he spends all of that time praying for forgiveness, because heaven help him
if he dies with the stain of hurting litte children on his soul.
I'm glad they nailed him. He's a sorry excuse for someone who purports to be a
Justice is served. Hopefully the followers of this lost man will see the light.