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Published: Friday, Dec. 30 2011 5:43 p.m. MST

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Every so often a religious leader will come out and command his followers to do really kooky stuff. Jim Jones and his deadly "cool aid party?" The Heavan's Gate group waiting for the spaceship that was following the Hale-Bopp comet?

People are free to follow any religion they want to, but disintrested observers must note that some religious leaders have pretty kooky ideas, and followers might want to think long (and prayerfully?) about the wisdom of their religion compared to others.

Especially when a leader has been convicted of criminal offenses.

I wish them all well, whatever ensues.

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Hilarious. Cutting of sex will kill the religion quicker than anything.

cambodia girl
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Jeffs sounds like he is a minion to Satan. Satan wants all men to be miserable like himself and so because Jeffs has to be celibate while in prison, everyone else has to be celibate also. He is definitely a control freak and loves the attention that the newspapers are giving him.

I am so sorry for those who are blinded by his corrupt power. I hope all family members and friends of those people who are still following him will find a way to reach out to them and help them escape.

Jim
Mesa, Az

Wasn't one of the first commandments to multiply and replinish the earth.....now how are they going to do that. Jeffs ain't getting out anytime soon.

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

This is Warren Jeffs not Alma and Amulek
The walls ain't falling any time soon in my humble opinion

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Where's the Kool aid?

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Please stop refering to it as the "Fundamentalist LDS Church". Either use the whole name or FLDS. The other name is far too confusing and misleading.

A1994
Centerville, UT

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the edict is going to be broken long before the prison walls are.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

Jeffs might want to study up on his scriptures while he's in prison...

"...Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." -- Matthew 19:4-6

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry...." -- 1 Timothy 4:1-3

"And again, verily I say unto you, that whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God, for marriage is ordained of God unto man." -- Doctrine & Covenants 49:15

indycrimson
Franklin, IN

What a horrible deal to try and unwind? It is good that families are flocking from this community but their current lifestyle must make it hard to assimilate into a different society when the baseline fundamentals are askew?? When one father/husband leaves Jeff's experiment, and he has multiple wives, where do they go? Leaving Texas seems easy and bless those shelters who take them in...but after that the real problem exists...

These refugees must feel totally misplaced. My heart breaks for the children. It's always the innocent who pay the price.

Devin
American Fork, UT

Wow warren jeffs....no bicycles, ATVs, trampolines and children's toys? Now there's no sex? What's next? No medicine, food, water, and oxygen? Would you croak already please?

JKR
Holladay, UT

This is hilarious! I predict a long dry spell for the FLDS faithful. May they dwindle in numbers until their purposely remote settlement becomes a ghost town. The rest of us can accept these people back into society where they belong. Mr. Jeffs has a long prison sentence in front of him because he did criminal things which he refuses to acknowledge were wrong. This will not please the Texas parole board.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

I think Jeffs is confusing himself........what he really meant to say was when that "other place" freezes over!! In the mean time he'll continue to rot in prison!

JNA
Layton, UT

Let me see if I understand......

1. I get to have sex
2. I get to bring a beautiful new life into the world
3. I get kicked out of this church run by an extremely evil man.

and the down side is.......what exactly?

ER in EUR
Belgrade, Serbia

Well I have to say he will be successful.

He will winnow his group down to only those who are truly loyal to him as is said in the article. However, that number will be less than the fingers on my hand.

If someone had purposefully tried to destroy his power over his group, they would have failed miserably as compared to his crazy plan. Good riddance to him and I hope he never sees the light of day. I do not mind someone having a different opinion than I do, but he is obviously hell-bent on impose his will on anyone he can.

Again, he will be successful on imposing his will on an extremely small number of people, but will ultimately destroy the FLDS church. Good.

CJ
Murray, UT

We need to thank Warren for ending his own sect, unfortunately it will probably last about a week.I can't believe anyone actually listens to this guy any longer.
The scary thing is that there are a lot more where he came from.

Time4moore
La Verkin, UT

Looks to me that if Warren Jeffs can't be having sex, no one else can either.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

This isn't religion, this is the ramblings of an imprisoned madman whose own lust and selfishness drive him.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Time4moore - I was thinking the same thing.

And he believes this will bring about his early release how? I feel sorry for the young people being raised under the leadership of this group. How very sad their mortality will be wasted in this way because of the ravings of a very selfish man.

IMAN
Marlborough, MA

What makes the FLDS religion any more or less strange, appalling, cult like, etc; than any other religion? It is puzzling to see this particular religion openely criticized while criticisim of any other religion appears not to be tolerated.

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