Key witness in FLDS trials spoke out 'for those who have no voice'

Former sister wife details 'constant state of fear' at FLDS ranch

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  • hc1951 Bend, OR
    April 15, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    It is not polygamy that destroys women any more than religion destroys society; it is the "unrightoues dominion" of those who use the authority they are given to lead and guide as a hammer to oppress. ". . . [T]hey have their reward". This story is a powerful witness of that.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    April 13, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    @jimmyjack ,

    Your reference to the place called "The Place of Broken Hearts" caught my eye. Where was this place in SLC? I googled the place with no luck.

    Also it was relatively easy for Polygamist Wives to divorce their husbands. It wasn't so easy for the Polygamist men to divorce their wives. The journals of women in the "14th Ward" probably one of the wealthiest wards in SLC, and probably had the highest or at least a very high percentage of Polygamist families during Pioneer times, doesn't support your opinion. JimmyJack. Your further thoughts are welcomed and encouraged

  • JimmyJackJohnJones Jonestown, TX
    April 12, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    Her story sounds like conditions in Salt Lake City in the 1800s. One woman described polygamy as "killing the woman, or everything good inside her. There was a cemetery outside the city walls called "The Place of Broken Hearts" where women who died young from the effects of polygamy were buried. Polygamy is a terrible, terrible thing.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    April 12, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    Wow. Powerful story. If the LDS Church hadn't of had the 1890 Maniesto, I wonder where Utah would be? Any Historians care to hazard a guess?

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 12, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    You go, Girl.