Warren Jeffs chooses 15 to father future FLDS children, sources say

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  • EJM Herriman, UT
    June 22, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    Koolaid indeed.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    June 22, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    A true Prophet of God leads with love. The Lord did not give the Isrealites the thousand commandments, he gave them 10. When Jesus Christ was upon the earth, he was asked what is the greatest commandment? Just 2,Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart might, MIND, and strength, the second is like unto it, Love they neighbor as thyself. God wants us to think for ourselves. Live our own lives according to the dictates of our own consience.

    I believe Warren Jeffs is a prophet, the God he worships is not the God of Heaven. The evil edicts he keeps pronouncing upon his followers are just like Satan is toying with them to see what kinds of depraved things he can get them to do next. These people need to use their God given minds and consiences.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    June 21, 2012 11:47 p.m.

    The man is forced to lead an unhappy, celibate life, therefore he must make sure that all of his followers are as unhappy as he is, even the children.

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    June 21, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    I have met several of these good, honest, hardworking men and can't imagine how in the world they would possibly agree to follow such a demented nut who comes up with such a idea as this. Time to elect a new leader.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 21, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    While the rest of America struggles with Gay marriage --

    Leave it to someone here to take things one step even further, but in the opposite extreme.

  • zoar63 Mesa, AZ
    June 21, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    Fundamentalist is just another term for polygamist. Not all fundamentalists follow Jeffs there are even some that practice it on their own just like in "Big Love" and "Sister Wives" They have no prophets they bow down to.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 21, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Ms. Molli,

    I recall the Church of the First Born, also the Short Creek settlement had some notoriety for a time. Since the 1890 Manifesto there's been a dozen or so splinter groups practicing polygamy led by their own prophets. The FLDS is the main one that makes headlines these days because of Warren Jeffs.

  • RG Buena Vista, VA
    June 21, 2012 6:54 a.m.

    To Ms Molli
    In answer to your question: I met the Sister Wives guy last week (ran into him at the LDS visitor ctr in Independence just by coincidence.)He is NOT a part of Warren Jeffs group and in fact hopes to portray on the show that they are not the kind of people who are in Jeff's organization. I get the impression that "fundamentalist Mormon" is more a type of religion than a specific organization.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    June 20, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    I hope we hear about the koolaid order before its too late ... I'm sure it will be coming eventually.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 20, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    15 child abusers. Arrest them and send them to join their leader.

  • wool over eyes SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 20, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    Warren Jeffs is simply trying to manipulate his followers from prison to see how many of them will 'stay true' to him as he pulls their strings into tangled threads. To him it is a power thing, I believe. The more bizarre his edicts get, the more his 'true' followers are culled from the 'unbelievers.' That leaves only the most loyal (crazy)followers left. First he tests them by taking away the children's toys and banning sex. Now he 'rewards' his 15 most faithful men with sexual favors with any women that are left. When will these people say enough is enough?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 20, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    It makes one ill to think that the ladies here, some of them very young, have no say in this. What kind of demented and warped person would do this to his followers.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 20, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    Some people need to believe that God has sent them a prophet. That there are men who will take advantage of the meekness of the weak is to be expected. FLDS church members are heirs to a culture they were brought up in. I haven’t walked in their shoes but it’s not hard to see why so many of them remain faithful. It’s the only way they know.

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    This is what happens when one is indoctrinated from infancy that their sacred myths are the only absolute truth and they must blindly follow even the most absurd request from their insane "religious" leader. If my religious leader told me that it was an order from God that someone else has to impregnate my wife I would say "see you later, Mr.Crazyman."

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 20, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    These people are supposedly Christian. But there is nothing even remotely close to anything this bizarre in recorded Christianity. There is no scriptural basis whatsoever for this practice.
    I can't think of anything to more obviously indicate that Jeffs is a false prophet. The Bible says "By their fruits, ye shall know them". Jeff fruits are becoming as nutty as it gets. It was bad enough when sex was forbidden between married couples and children were forbidden from any sports or games. If the remainder of his followers have any common sense left at all, now is the time to indicate it and just get out. It couldn't be any more obvious that God had absolutely nothing to do with such a wrongful edict.
    I feel very sorry for the children that would result from such a practice. To have the genetics of parents that unthinking would be sorrowful. To eventually learn you were the result of some off-the-wall human breeding program would be downright depressing and disgusting.
    With all my heart, I hope this unverified report turns out to be false. There is absolutely no possible good that could come from it. None!

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    June 20, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    Is there more than one cult of fundamentalist mormons? I'm asking because that polygamist family featured on "Sister Wives" refers to their religion as fundamentalist mormons .. yet he keeps marrying and keeps having babies and they have never mentioned Warren Jeffs on the show. He did make it clear in a recent show that they are very different from the LDS Mormons.

  • Brian Wasilla, AK
    June 20, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    He's just lonely in prison. Once he decides which guy gets which child he may end up with a whold lot of his pals in there with him.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 20, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    And yet -- here we are, debating over gay marriage being out of the ordinary...

    Personally - it don't get any nutting than this.

    Marriage is about L-O-V-E.

    And here we see even the ultra-conservative FLDS have turned it into nothing more than the sex act itself.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    How do you enforce this? Seriously!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 20, 2012 6:15 a.m.

    "Religion always comes back to who gets to have sex with whom."

    Wow, you learn something new everyday.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 19, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    Religion always comes back to who gets to have sex with whom.

    June 19, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Just when I thought "It CAN'T get any nuttier than this"!!! Here we are, so who's the lucky 15 guys? Maybe they'll have to get in the habit of setting appointments to sire said future Jeffs' acolytes.

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    June 19, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    As if their gene pool weren't already small enough...

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    June 19, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    I bet that application line was quite long.

  • Alaskan Ute Fairbanks, AK
    June 19, 2012 1:20 p.m.


  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    It's social Darwinism. Don't interfere with an enemy when they are self destructing.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    June 19, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    I suppose their agency still allows them to follow him but...wow.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 19, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Who would be insane enough to follow this insane leader?