He raised Josh. He raised the other adult son who walks around unclothed. If
he raised also those 2 little boys, what chance would they have to make it out
of that household without similar antisocial behaviors? They have already been
too exposed to abnormal psychology in the Powell household, I think they got out
just in time to not be permanently damaged. I'm glad the judge could see that.
Josh is a liar, he and his father have a sick relationship. Nothing you could
tell me would convince me Josh didn't know his dad was into porn.
Has anyone reported where Steve Powell was when Susan Disappeared?
Having sat on disciplinary councils for my stake for the last 5 years, I can
attest to the damning influence of pornography. Those of you who are critical
of the DN for making this simple leap of logic seem to want to ignore
pornography's disastrous effects on families and individuals in favor of what?
Freedom of expression?
I understand that some porn is legal and people have the right to do what they
want. Anyone who thinks porn doesn't hurt them and the people they associate
with is sadly mistaken. Porn causes you to focus inward and increases sexual
desire to a point that it cannot be satisfied in a normal relationship.
gunner and the dixie kid:anyone that would use the name clark kent may
have delusional thoughts. after all, he really thinks that he is superman.
Although many people get divorced and/or have porn addictions, the main point
here is that a woman has gone missing, her husband couldnt care less that she is
gone, has purposefully isolated their two children from other relatives, her
father-in-law has constantly objectified her as a scarlet woman and both blame
her for missing in the first place. There is always a strong correlation between
porn and various crimes. . The world is replete with confessions of people who
admit that porn was the catalyst that pushed them over the edge to commit
serious crimes, such as rape and murder.
Gunner | 9:41 a.m. Sept. 29, 2011 South Jordan, UT Hey Clark, But
what does the LDS church have anything to do with this article? Why didn't you
say "The stats for the Catholic church and porn addiction are
high...."? You basically just wanted to throw the Church into the article
just to satisfy whatever issue you have with the Church. Or at least that's the
way your post sure looks to others. Because the LDS church owns DN.
Duh. My issue is with the slanted reporting.
Justice will previal in this case. Enough said.
Hey Clark, But what does the LDS church have anything to do with this article?
Why didn't you say "The stats for the Catholic church and porn addiction
are high...."? You basically just wanted to throw the Church into the
article just to satisfy whatever issue you have with the Church. Or at least
that's the way your post sure looks to others.
The Dixie Kid | 9:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Saint George, UT Well it
looks like ClarkKent wins for the first to throw the LDS church into the story.
Good Grief!The Dixie Kid -- it is the unfair reporting by DN I was
talking about. I offered another post giving specific examples of the DN barely
giving any attention whatsoever to members of the church who has been CONVICTED
of molesting children and of course they chose not to post that one. It is very
very obvious how the DN slants their news. Sweep some under the rug (ie members
of the church) and blast others who are not.
I am not a reporter but the proof is in the pudding for Steve Powell with his
alleged problems with pornography that appear to haven't changed since 1992. His
children and wife appear to be in agreement with that. Josh always mention that
he hasn't been involved with illegal pornography. He just have researched that
term so he can get around his pornography viewing as far as custody of the
children. He always highlights "Illegal".
Okay, Rifleman, just to play devil's advocate here - what do what Steven
Powell's divorce papers have to do with the disappearance of Susan Powell?
People get divorced every day, yet I never see the details of those divorces
trotted out for the world to read. Like I said - I'm not defending anyone here.
If the charges against him are true, he is a truly criminally sick man and
should be locked away, but it seems to be a bit of a stretch to link his divorce
and porn problem to the disappearance of Susan Powell. Everyone appears to be
punishing Josh Powell because of the actions of his father. Once again, I'm not
defending anyone here.
Re: CHS 85 | 10:58 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011 Steven Powell's daughter said
she left his home as a direct result of his porn addiction. Since he's
currently sitting in jail on porn charges there may be just a wee bit of truth
in his ex-wife's 'she-said'.
I'm sure we are hearing the whole story in this news snippet. Trotting out
divorce details is a risky way to report "news" since exaggerations
are almost always made. I'm not defending anyone, but come on, news used to be
about reporting facts, not dredging up old court documents that are a
"he-said, she-said" divorce where neither side tells the whole truth
and stretches the actual truth to get what they want.
Steven Powell, you wanted to expose Susan's alleged bad behavior but now it
looks like the finger you pointed at her has made it so 3 are pointing right
back at you.
Well it looks like ClarkKent wins for the first to throw the LDS church into the
story. Good Grief!
I am perplexed why Josh would move so quickly to a home in Washington when he
just found out his wife was missing. The home he took his 2 & 4 year-old
boys to had a grandfather with a history of 19 years of pornography addiction,
enough so his wife divorced him and make it public in court documents. Josh
knew of this problem and what was happening between Joshs father and Joshs wife.
Susan came to Utah to get away from direct access by the father-in-law. She
appears to have been the money maker and Josh was the loner. He appears to be
such a control freak, especially not allowing the Cox grandparents to enjoy the
two boys, before and after Susan ended up missing. It appears that Josh didnt
do any hunting for Susan. He didnt want to make the mistake of Mark Hacking
standing around and watching the hunt by the general public. He wanted the boys
out of the way of being interrogated. Josh would not cooperate with the police
authorities, whether in Utah, such as Juab, West Valley City, Tooele or in
Washington with Pierce county or Puyallup.
Just when you don't think a human being could sink any further, we learn more
about Steven Powell. With Steven Powell as a father and example to Josh, it
would seem Josh never had a chance to be a decent husband and father.
Thank you, Proud Father, for saying it like it is! Steven Powell's behavior
BEFORE Susan married into his family was not normal, which informs me that his
behavior after she arrived likely continued to be abnormal. Learning now about
the incident in the hotel room with his 12-year-old daughter speaks volumes
about this man's behavior/intentions. Thank you DN for reporting these
specifics. Please, ClarkKent, let's not worry for one second about the light of
truth being shined on those who have had similar inclinations/behaviors. Let's
focus our concern on their victims instead.
any guesses on how many talks will mention this sordid subject this weekend in
Conference? One of the perverse evils of our time....
No one has said that pornography was unique to Steve Powell, but only that it
has been an on-going problem in his life, a problem that has split his family in
two. Is it worth it? Absolutely not. It destroys homes and destroys families.
The evidence is clear. We are reading of two homes that it has destroyed. If you
have a problem (meaning you look at it), then you should seek professional or
clerical help. Don't ignore the issue. Remove it. It is a bad drug.Now it is clear that Josh has sided with his dad in the family split. That
doesn't mean that the two are of the same mold, but it does point to similar
thought processes. They say they had the same taste in women. They agreed that
Susan's diaries should be published. They agreed that the other in-laws should
not have access to the grandsons. Have there been any disagreements between the
two?Please don't let it effect the next generation of their family
as well. Keep those boys in a good stable home away from these two.
ClarkKentI see where you're going, and I'd normally agree. We're
far too eager to condemn strangers for things that we would justify for
ourselves or our friends and family. However, watching porn in a
hotel with a young daughter is not normal, and could lead to worse than watching
porn. Photographing and videoing neighbors change clothes, bathe, and go to the
bathroom is not normal. I'm not a violent man, but if I caught someone doing
that to my wife, there would be a fight, and I don't even wan to think about
what I'd do if I caught someone videoing my young daughter.Often
with news cases we're too quick to judge, but with the way the Powell men have
handled themselves since Susan went missing horrifies me. If my wife was
missing, I'd be looking, and if I knew my dad had a history like this, I
wouldn't move in with my kids.
And what have the leaders in the LDS church been reporting about the porn
statistics among members of the church? Its high .. very very high. Is DN
going to print all their names in the paper -- the ones where porn is a problem
in their families, which resulted in divorce? Are the readers going to start
demanding that all their children be removed from their homes? Many people with
porn problems are your neighbors, your ward members, people you may work with,
people you see on a day-to-day basis, perhaps some of the board posters. Why
toss this person's 1992 divorce history in the paper? How about taking a good
look around you. Porn is a HUGE problem. This is far from unique to Steven
Wow, creepy is not a crime but this guy is downright perverted and a probable
cause of threat to ANY woman.