Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist Yearning for Zion Ranch

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  • incog99 McCall, ID
    Aug. 9, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    I read somewhere that the state makes nothing off of these auctions, particularly car auctions. The middlemen take all the money like charging 700 dollars to tow a car 5 miles. Your tax dollars at work. It's just a big money grab. The lawyers and realtors will end up with the proceeds.

  • zoar63 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 29, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Timothy research the short creek raids by the state of Arizona in the 50's and its aftermath and you will see why they do not want to go down that road again.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    When the article on the 9-year old being married to her sister's husband, 26-years the older is similar to the designs of Warren Jeff's mind and organization. Big difference, we live in a free land where the children in our country should have freedoms.

    These people put their children in bondage to their religion's forcing these children into a slave type of relationship. They don't really have say as they are Warren Jeff's prizes for his influence.

    When you see the rebel Generals in Africa doing a similar process for their underlings of giving them the prize of the victory that day or campaign.

    Religion means devotion to God not to man. Evil men have designs to take advantage of people, including women and children. That is not religion and as such the State of Texas should do what it needs to keep those types of events from happening in their state to protect children and women. I even believe the young men in that "religion" probably lose if they are not in the "in crowd".

    What a shame it is happening in our country, which means some states who have Attorney Generals and laws.

  • Millsap fan Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:28 a.m.


    Apology accepted. Thanks for the clarification. I agree that doing nothing to stop this was and is unacceptable.

  • Timothy Benton City, WA
    Nov. 28, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    I do apologize to Millsap fan if you felt like I was casting aspersions on your faith..It just makes me very irate that both Utah and Arizona could of have stopped Warren Jeffs long ago and for some reason looked the other way..I do not like child abuse,verbal or physical,and the people who commit it deserve just punishment..Warren Jeffs,rather stupidly,thought Texas would let him continue plying his perversions...His life sentence in a Texas State Penitentiary proves his error..Once again,casting faithful,chaste,loving church members as bad people was never my intent...It is the ones that continually defend the FLDS leadership that I was directing my comments towards..

  • Timothy Benton City, WA
    Nov. 28, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    I have to admit that it probably was my intent to offend some people,the same way I am offended when pedophiles are allowed to roam free and commit child rape..My wife is a Temple attending,tithe paying,full testimony,LDS member..I have many Mormon friends,the Missionaries are over all the time for dinner and to take a break..They understand that there are refreshments on hand at all times...Nonetheless I stand by my statement with a little clarification..Church members will,in my opinion, support each other without question when it comes to dealing with Gentiles..I say this in response to azgal,s question about the state of Texas being fair with the FLDS..I do not think she,as a church member,would have said that if the edict came from the LDS Presidency,whom by the way, I admire..The FLDS church is really just a very conservative version of the original church; in which polygamy is still embraced..Personally I do not care if consenting adults desire polygamist relationships,it is none of my business...However,child rape and abuse should be severely punished..

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    It's great to see texas do what utah and arizona should be doing. The FLDS exist where they do for a reason, and it's not the climate.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Nov. 28, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    This is a step in the right direction. Kudos to Texas. Now, will Utah and Arizona do the same with Hilldale and Colorado City?

  • Millsap fan Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    Timothy said. ".Let's face it,Mormons support other Mormons blindly a great deal of the time.."

    Frankly I resent that statement and feel it is baseless. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints it makes me sick to think that people associate Jeffs with Mormonism in any way shape or form, especially since we believe in being chaste and virtous, (the exact opposite of Jeffs)

    Every General Conference leaders of the LDS Church have been making it clear that we are completely separated from the FLDS Church.

    I definitely agree with you that Jeffs and his followers should be brought to justice.

  • azgal Buckeye, AZ
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    Why? What is this going to accomplish?

    Knowing nothing else, it only seems fair that they (residents) are given an equivalent place to live if this is seized.