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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 9 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Daniel Haszard
Bangor, ME

The definition of a destructive religious cult is like alcoholism-if alcohol controls you instead of the other way around you are an alcoholic.If they try to ruin your reputation and break up your family for trying to get out then they are a cult!

Whenever you surrender your logic and reason to anyone who asks you to trust them because they know better it's possibly a cult.If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....
Danny former Jehovah's Witnesses group

Mendocino, CA

Don't Mess With Texas!

Be Practical
Sandy, UT

Way to go Texas!

Farmington, UT

If they really want to protect society, particularly the victims, the families of the victims and future victims, they should cut off all outside communication with the world while he's in jail. Do not allow him the use of $1000's of dollars worth of phone cards purchased by his followers. Do not allow him to still direct the church from inside jail.

byu rugby
Crystal Lake, IL


West Valley, UT

Well Danny, what you said is true of a lot of groups... not just "cults".

I am suspicious of any organization that tries to tell people how to think and pushes their point of view as the only true way.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Those who have been following the trial of Warren Jeffs, will continue to watch the State of Utah, Canada, and other places where men have unjustly ruled women and young girls in the name of religion.
Will our state of Utah now go after those "other FLDS" accomplices?
A monumental question...........................

Moab, UT

In this day and age Brother Brigham and Joseph would be facing the same charges and sentence...

Florissant, MO

At this point, these girls do not understand what a sick thing was happening to them. I am glad that he is going away for life, I understand that he really went out of control when his father died. I know first hand how his father found ways to manipulate the system for medical reasons. But Warren manipulated little girls and their parents, that is sick and wrong. I hope that they have stopped this marriage with 12 year olds.

Farmington, UT

Justice has been rendered to Mr. Jeffs. Compensation for the innocent and all the victims taken in by this behavior will have to wait until the next life, but it will surely be meeted out, the, too. I just hope others learn from this trajedy and change their behavior. It's too bad that principles can be so twisted they become a asource of unspeakable evil.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

I'm glad he got his just dues...it's about time. Too many confuse these so called self proclaimed fundalmentalists with the true LDS society...which they are not.

Now then let's get back to football.

heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO

It is good to see justice happen. I was sexually assaulted by my biological father yet he walks free.................


When I seen people like Jeffs that claim to speak for God, I always wonder if they really believe they are a prophet, or if they are just pretending. It is amazing the power that is available to a person if they can simply convince their followers that a spiritual feeling trumps rational thought and logic.


We talk about how the kids and followers were brainwashed to participate in these atrocities, but can't the same thing be said about Jeffs. Why aren't the parents and other participants being prosecuted? Perhaps that is yet to come.

Lehi, UT

Justice can be had in Texas! Will Utah finally follow suit? They couldn't get it right with Brian David Mitchell! The fed's had to clean up that mess. Hopefully they take away his ability to lead his church from prison and hopefully the parents of the victimized children are next.

Burlington, CT

In the photo, Jeffs looks like he was punched in the gut. may that feeling remain with him as he spends the rest of his earthly life in prison, alone, without his 78+ wives. Agree with giantfan. do not let Jeffs be a remote prophet continuing to control those people from beyond the prison doors. Stop his communication with them. else they will not be able to heal.

Kosciusko, Mississippi

What will now happen to all the wives and children? Will the other 'old' men continue to follow Jeffs leading? Who will oversee all that is left of this group?


I think the Jeffs got his just desserts! I completely agree with the verdict and sentence.

I do question whether the same amount of effort would have been put forth if Jeffs had been a Muslim....

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

All ya'll are welcome. =)

holladay, utah

Polygamy is NOT the path to heaven.
In the civilized world it is the path to prison.
Time to round up all the dirty old men.

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