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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 3 2011 4:58 p.m. MDT

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Let's be real
Salt Lake City, UT

If that is true what he did, he is not a prophet, he is disgusting. That is terrible and a crime against humanity. If convicted, throw the key away.

DR Hall
Clearfield, UT

Some people for some reason do not care enough to think about what they are doing. Jeffs is caught up in this practice his father instilled in his head of being able to do anything he wanted. I wished that those followers could understand better by understanding their scriptures better. Right now they are willing to be led to do any thing right or wrong and accept that it is alright. I am just glad that I was not raised that way and was encouraged to read and understand the scriptures and know right from wrong and do my best to think for myself and do the best thing foremost. I don't want to be in the same universe when those church leaders are judged for their action and wrong teachings.

Bebyebe
UUU, UT

As reported by the SLT

"Jeffs entered into evidence three books that are the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price."

Why did the DN leave out this detail?

Brian
Wasilla, AK

Listening to his statements it is clear that he will be right back at it if he isn't convicted.

scott
Alpine, UT

Bebyebe

Did the SLT mention that one of Jeff's witnesses read from the Book of Mormon?

Some people really have to grasp at straws to find something to whine about.

Cougar Blue
N. Las Vegas, NV

To Bebyebe----OK, read the article in the DN again. It does mention what you say it doesn't.

Spot Light
Beverly Hills, CA

Jeffs is of the mistaken idea that "Religious Freedom" will get him off the hook.

He hasnt even denied these crimes once. As Brian says, he would be right back at it.

There has to be a line drawn in the sand. Unfortunately, many fundamental sects are so used to crossing the legal line, (and enabled to do so) they just dont know where to stop.

Spot Light
Beverly Hills, CA

Move over Tony Alamo is there room for another?

durwood kirby
South Jordan, UT

I don't think that Jeffs has seen enough of the real world to understand that the folks observing the proceedings are blown away by his naive approach to the law.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Too bad the bumbling Utah Attorney General's office wouldn't/didn't prosecute Warren Jeffs when it had multiple chances. This abuse these girls had inflicted upon them could have been avoided altogether.

Rob
Logan, UT

These poor girls forced into marriage when they should be giggling with their girlfriends and dreaming about getting married when they are adults. Instead they are forced into slavery and being raped. It makes me sick to my stomach to see just this one picture.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Wonder what the comments would be from Mormons if we went back about 120 years?

Also, before there were laws delineating 18 as a "proper" age to marry and conceive, again, when Mormons first began polygamy, I wonder at what age some of these young women had to marry and have children?

With that said, we do now have laws about this issue which I believe supercede any religious right Mr. Jeffs may claim! Lock him up!

neltz
Farmington, UT

So sad to think that what Jeffs did to these 2 young girls has been done repeatedly to who knows how many young people, by who knows how many old men??? I appreciate DR Hall's comments above about Jeffs being caught up in this from his childhood and taught by his father. Even he, in some sense, is a victim of this twisted religion. I think he's going to get convicted, as he should, and I'll be grateful that he's going to be in jail for life. At the same time, I'm saddened that it's gone on for so many years with so many victims, and no real prospects for ending this organized ring of child abuse and brain-washery.

Its also sickening that they try to say it's a religious freedom issue. OK, maybe when it's consenting adults involved, I could listen to that argument. But institutionalized pedophilia is clearly OUTSIDE your rights.

What is the next step in stopping this stuff? The victims think they're following a prophet. How do you stop a crime ring when its victims are, in large part, not speaking out? You gotta' wait until the perp records himself on an audio tape?

Mjay
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

This is sick and disgusting. These poor children are taught they are the chosen. How can a mother turn her baby over to such a monster.

county mom
Monroe, UT

So he sexually assaulted a 12 year old girl on audio tape, in front of his other wives? It says there were other female voices in the room. What makes him any different from the two men arrested for child internet pron? Oh yah, he used God as his excuss to molest children. This in my eyes is the same evil and he should recieve the same punishment. 119 years in the prison general population.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

There were many commentators to the paper that criticized the Texas authorities. Where are they now? When this is all over there will be local law enforcement officers in Southern Utah and Arizona that follow him as there leader when he is in prison. Those same "law enforcement" agencies protected the organization that allowed forced marriage of twelve year olds, will be at work in Hilldale, Utah.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Misguided people exist in every city, state, and frame of thought. Misguided people make poor decisions. We've got to stay educated and keep our wits in order to avoid similar mistakes. No one is immune to temptations, how we deal with those temptations is another issue...

LOL
holladay, utah

As a Mormon friend in good standing once told me:
"We Mormons have difficulty discerning Revelation."
True story.

awsomeron1
Oahu, HI

Jeffs is Not A Mormon!!!

Mormons do not Rape kids, as part of their belief system.

Jeffs is a Rapeist.

Child Rapeist please Note Jeffs is in Jail. Jeffs is not going to Rape anyone else. Jeffs is Not going to be getting any any more.

Jeffs except for his victims suing to get the assets of his so called church,is a non Issue.

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