Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) was the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church).[a] In 2011, Jeffs was convicted of two felony counts of child sexual assault.<quoted text>
The stupid morons who support same sex marriage have no idea what homosexuality does to a person. They believe all the crap gay activists tell them.
Larry Brinkin conned straight morons for 30 years. He told them there was nothing wrong with homosexuality, that the homosexual was some kind of advanced human being who could be trusted.
They trusted him.
They allowed him to adopt a little boy. I'm still waiting for these straights to come forth and respond to the treasure trove of kiddie porn found on Brinkin's hard drive.
I won't hold my breath.
Jeffs gained international notoriety in May 2006 when he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Utah state charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls. He was arrested in August 2006 in Nevada, and agreed to be taken to Utah for trial. In May and July 2007 the State of Arizona charged him with eight additional counts, including sexual conduct with minors and incest, in two separate cases.
His Utah trial, which began in early September 2007 in St. George, Utah, lasted less than a month, and on September 25 the verdict was read declaring him guilty of two counts of rape as an accomplice. On November 20, 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and began serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison. Jeffs' conviction was reversed by Utah's Supreme Court on July 27, 2010 because of incorrect jury instructions.
He was extradited to Texas, where he was found guilty of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault of children in connection with a raid of an FLDS owned and occupied West Texas ranch in 2008. After the jury had deliberated for less than 30 minutes, 55-year-old Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years and a $10,000 fine, to be served consecutively, for sexual assault of both 12 and 15-year-old girls.
One of Jeffs' statements after his father's death was directed at high-ranking officials in the FLDS Church: "I won't say much, but I will say this—hands off my father's wives." Addressing the recent widows, he said, "You women will live as if Father is still alive and in the next room." Within a week, Warren had married all but two of his father's wives; one fled the compound, the other simply refused to marry Jeffs and was subsequently prohibited from ever marrying again. One of his fathers wives Rebecca Wall (the sister of Ellisa Wall who was instrumental in Warrens incarceration) left the sect and ended up marrying Warrens nephew. One of the first to marry Warren was Naomi Jessop Jeffs who became his favorite wife and confidant who was with him when he was arrested.
Jeffs, the sole individual in the church who possessed the authority to perform its marriages, was responsible for assigning wives to husbands. Jeffs also held the authority to discipline wayward male believers by "reassigning their wives, children and homes to another man."[