TO DEB-#1 - This man wants to get his family back - wouldn't you say
anything to get them back?#2 - I have been following this story VERY
closely as well, and there are several others who say basically the same thing
as Jessup. I did see an interview with her right after she left and she said
basically the same things then - which was way before she wrote the book. At
that time her daughter had not gone back.#3 - I think the mother's (most
of whom were raised this same way)are so indoctrinated they do not know any
different. I believe that as "mothers" they are loving and care very deeply for
their children. But the question is - are they healthy values that they are
raising them by.It is not healthy to have inbreeding in families, It is
not healthy to make your children mary old men when they are but children - or
anytime for that matter. It is not healthy to be treated as property and given
to other people on the whim of your leaders. There are BIG problems on this
ranch that need to be changed.
Funny isn't it that this man who was sent away is not telling the same story
that other "escaped" victims are telling . He is still upholding that the
mothers are good caring mothers. Why does everyone take Caroline Jessup ( WHO IS
PUSHING HER BOOK ) at her word but not other excommunicated members or those who
left freely at theirs? I have followed this closely and saw lots of interviews
of exFLDS members that say her book is not at all what their lives in the FLDS
church was. Jessup "escaped" 10 years ago from ColoradoCity, she was never on
the YFZ ranch.Her daughter returned to the FLDS.(she went back to ABUSE??????)
If this gentleman is "welcomed" back, would he get his wife and kids back - who
probably were "given" to another man like property in the meantime?
if he were to get his kids back how long till he is welcomed back to the open
arms of flds, i would bet right on the spot then the nasty old men would have
some kids back to touture and bully and teach them the way to heaven is to
sexually sastify them
Can't we just let this person exercise his religion? To CA: What makes him
unfit to be a parent? The article did not state that he was being looked at as
an abuser, nor did it implicate he was guilty of anything. Please don't tell me
his belief in his prophet makes him unfit. He has every right to decide if he
is a prophet as you or I do. He has the same right with regards to Joseph Smith
or even Thomas S. Monson. Being dedicated to one's religion, weird or not by
your standards, does not make you an unfit person. The article made him sound
like a reasonable person, based PURELY on what the article states, I hope he
gets his kids back.
Can we find someone else beside Mr.Parker to interview? I'm tired or learning
about FLDS from a paid spokesman, a lawyer at that. How about the DNEWS get
some new sources?
Gah- I hope Texas and CPS is bright enough to NOT release this man's children to
him after the DNA testing. He's clearly unfit.
No doubt some (most) of these these kids in their new homes will be told that
Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are all lies. Bravo to the Mormon Church for
doing nothing not wanting to hurt its carefully crafted mainstream image.
Ummm, am I the only one who thinks Mr. Williams has been brainwashed to the nth
degree? He's been "repenting from a distance" for three years. Does he even see
the irony of his words with regard to ripping children away from loving mothers?
What about loving fathers? Any reservations about the FLDS raid are long gone
now, since whatever Texas has done cannot be as bad as what they have allowed to
happen from within. This man has drunk the Kool-Aid. Does he really think he'll
get his family back and be allowed back in? I'm thinking they've probably been
reassigned, and this doesn't seem like the type of organization that will say
"oops, our bad. You can have your life back now."So sad...
"I was given a test," he said. "I was given a test to myself by Heavenly
Father's appointed prophet."This comes from someone supposedly
"exed" and yet he still supports Warren Jeffs? As alluded to by another thread
yesterday, even Jeffs indicated he "was not a prophet," before he attempted to
hang himself last year in jail.This demonstrates the extreme level
of pressure and "brain washing" exuded on these folks and to me it is another
reason that supports taking the children out of harm's way before they too
become Jeffs' next victim.