I just finished Carolyn Jessop's book and I am really outraged that this kind of
life exists in today's world. The abuse and mistreatment to her and her children
were beyond horrible. I am so proud of Texas and also Utah/Ariz for helping her.
If I would of known her when she escaped, I would of helped her and her
children. Please, lets clean up this abuse and if anyone wants to leave the life
of FLDS - do it. You can get help.
I just finished it too. I must say I was starting to get suckered into the idea
that these poor families were being abused by the state, easy to really feel bad
about the children separated from thier mothers. But after this book-- and she
was married to a high-up guy who is now in control-- Merril Jessop, it was just
a litany of chaos and abuse. And the fact that in the CNN series you see that
Jeffs portrait is the only thing that is everywhere, no books, no culture of any
kind. Plygamy is illegal, it needs to be prosecuted and the young girls need
protection form this archane hellish society.
Have read Carolyn Jessop"s "Escape" book and must say, it is a harrowing read
that cost me several nights' sleep. Abused women, tortured children, and "Lost
Boys." The only comment I can come up with is, God Bless Texas!
After reading some of Carolyn Jessop's story, I wonder why someone, including
cps can't help the mother's who want to escape this tyranny, instead of
separating the mother's from the children? The men break the spirits of the
babies with spanking and water torture...and control the wives with abuse to the
children and to the wives. Why aren't the men being rounded up? Why is more
sorrow being placed upon the mothers and children? The mothers and children all
need deprogramming and counseling. This is just awful...the whole situation is
The supreme court ruled; No relgion is above the law.See reynolds vs. US.
The case in texas is about child abuse NOT religion. I've been folowing this
case and post on the ABC News boards about it also. Texas Thank You for
stepping up. When the DNA testing is complete the cases will move forward.As
soon as the parents cooperate that is.My understanding is they don't trust
our governmet and thats the reason some won't.
14 year olds have been sentenced to life without parole for committing murder.
Then you are old enough to get married.
It is the right thing to do to protect the children of the community, but it is
hard to blame the young men that were raised this way as well. Texas is doing
what they believe is right, though, what Texas feels is "right" is very hurtful,
scary, and tramatic to the woman and children. My only hope, that in their quest
to do what is right, is that Texas is prepared.
These primitive "men" who want to have things their way will continue to do so
until other good people step up and take them down. I say "way to go, Texas,"
for having the decency and compassion to step in and do what's right for these
women and children. If I were in charge of things in Utah or Arizona, I'd have
vans sitting in the center of town every day, and loudspeakers inviting anyone
who wants to leave to come along. The real world needs to make it conspicuously
clear to these folks that there is escape and a better way.
Sorry country boy, but if you were trying to argue that they shouldn't be making
sure that the children in Eldorado are not in an abusive situation then your
statement does not present a logical argument. If there is sexual in mainstream
LDS then it should be brought to the attention of law enforcement. To *know*
about abuse in FLDS and do *nothing* would be tantamount to condoning the abuse
of children and immoral. There is no favoratism going on here.
I don't know why Utah and Arizona have not stepped up yet and taken action of
their own against these people. Child abuse is still child abuse no matter what
religion one claims and I am proud of Texas for taking action. It will be
interesting to see how all this pans out...
And OF COURSE there is no sexual abuse in the mainstream LDS Church.
Don't do the crime! As in 1890...I am pieved over this as I live on the Navajo
reservation and these people had the vote way before our veterans did who served
this country and saved it with their language! If this had been the other way
around which it was then ..the law is the law! My question ? just how many
felonous polygamous were and are still allowed the vote? Double standards once
I am in the middle of reading Carolyn Jessop's terrifying account at what really
goes on in this cult and I couldn't agree with you more Nicole. This is a
Taliban like cult where women are degraded, abused and held in contempt.
Children are afterthoughts. It's disgusting and my hope is the group
I can't believe that the children in Utah and Arizona are being treated much
better than the children in Texas. Religious freedom does not excuse child
abuse and neglect. My thoughts are with the children in Texas, who must be
terrified and confused right now, as well as with their mothers. These people
are like the Taliban in how they treat women and children.
They ought to be worried. Those out to get them are mainly Mormon inspired and
they have the mindset about Polygamy like that of a reformed former smoker on