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Published: Thursday, June 12 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT

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re: Prophet

I, for one, don't care what your "prophet" says. he is not an honorable man, and from what I've learned of him, don't think anything he says would benefit anyone, except maybe the men who follow him wanting blind power over their families.


I guess this proves why our smartest kids don't go into law enforcement.

Can someone let these geniuses know that polygamists don't pose a public threat?

prophet? yea right

Warren Jeffs is no prophet. well maybe a false prophet. He is a sick man who has now admitted that he is not the prophet. The outside world has not forgotten anything. Warren is not, and has never been a prophet.


hmmm ... this sounds a lot like when Hitler targeted the jewish people and used the media and public forum to brain wash Germany into believing what he was doing was good for the entire country.
Once you start to infringe on the laws of one group it opens the door to take rights away from the entire whole. If in fact a certain "family" is committing crimes against a specific child then absolutely should that child be removed from the home whether it be an FLDS home or a "normal" home (whatever that might be).
I am from a polygamous family (not FLDS). My father never pushed marriage on me, I graduated from college and I am currently in grad school, I am not married with ten kids as most Utahns are at 25, and I come from a LOVING environment that I wouldn't change for the world. My family also supports itself on $300,000+ annual income ... so welfare fraud?? Please, at least get your facts straight if you choose to make an argument. Give away your freedoms and you give away what our country was founded on.

Re: This says it all

"In other words, the lurid exaggerations of former polygamist women -- some of whom have significant personal and financial motives to stretch the truth -- are turning out to be less than factual."

Organized crime families are involved in murders, extortion, bribery, money laundering, prostitution, drugs, gambling, etc., etc.

There are clear indications of what the FLDS are doing. Just because their crimes are difficult to prove because of a lack of hard evidence or witnesses willing to step forward doesn't mean they aren't breaking the law.

Too many ex-FLDS have related the same types of experiences involving child abuse, kidnapping, welfare fraud, and other crimes to simply dismiss their testimony as nothing more than "exaggeration."


Re: SLC gal;With respect how well is your/our open environment doing? I would give you some details based upon todays headlines, but they would have to be censored.

az tax payer

These vile old men are abusing the children, women, boys and the states of CO,ID,TX UT,NV AND AZ TAXPAYERS ALL UNDER THE FAKE EXCUSE OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION. The rest of the country is laughing at all these stupid law enforcement agencies who can't even convict this gang of really dumb uneducated CRIMINALS ......Shame shame on all the states and especially UT AZ and TX.


Hear-Here-LeeLee-I agree!


With all the pro-flds comments and time spent on here, sounds like there are a bunch of kids being neglected and/or not being cared for.

Re: Astonished

Thanks for sharing! I'm amazed how many people are still clainming "child abuse", "welfare fraud", "slavery" with no proof. It will be a dark day when we throw people in jail because of the suspicious hearts of others.
It seems hating others is unfortunately the "communion of our race", but being charitable in thought and deed is indeed rare.






Lost lives

Anyone who has lived around or been around FLDS, and then decides to leave their cult, knows darn well how evil theses FLDS men are.


many articles in this newspaper have stated that the polygamist compounds in utah and arizona have many women who are committing welfare fraud by claiming they are single mothers to the government, but living a life of being so called wives to men who should be supporting these children. if the men can give a percentage of their income to to the prophet jeffs, they can give that money to support their children.
and for the old men on social security, they keep having more and more children on their younger and younger wives, and we are paying social security for the children of supposedly old people.
stop having kids you cannot support and the taxpayers will stop complaining about you.

John Lambert

We should either prosecute polygamy or repeal the laws against it. If we are not going to prosecute a crime we should take it off the books. If we have it on the books we should prosecute it.

John Lambert

To re Betty,
If the mothers claim they do not know the whereabouts of their husbands when they do. If they claim to be single mothers when their husbands are very present. If there husbands work long hours for a company that does not pay them because they known the state will give the people money in the long run, than there is fraud.
Lieing on a welfare application is a crime and can and should be prosecuted.

John Lambert

To Barny:
Muslims are already practicing polygamy in the United States. Just hunt down the New York Times article from last year about all the polygamous Muslims in New York City. google the issue and you will find references to Muslims practicing polygamy elsewhere in the United States. The day of Muslim polygamists in the United States is now.


First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak out for me.
by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

Live and let live is correct.

John Lambert

To James J:
Polygamy as practiced by the FLDS is an abomination. Jacob stated that the Lord delights in the chastity of women, and the FLDS have no authorization from the Lord, are trying to justify themselves by misunderstanding the past and stand condemned in his sight.

common sense

At Least desert news doesnt show bias in its reporting, which is very good

Deaf Ears

Summit targets FLDS? More warspeak from our government? War on Terror? War on poverty? War on drugs? War on education? War on Native Americans? Now its war on the FLDS? War cannot be waged on things or ideas, only on people! Is genocide next on the government menu? No matter how repugnant you may think the FLDS ideology is, if we allow government to continue the persecution of this group we are approving the downfall of our nation and opening the door to more government oppression.

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