'I was 17 and he was 50' - Sun, 22 Feb 2009 PST
She grew up believing she had to 'live polygamy.' Now she lives among polygamists, offering refuge to those who want out.
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#1 Feb 23, 2009
What a great lady. She is more proof of the abuses of the FLDS.
#2 Feb 24, 2009
What kind of weak minded person says, "I was affraid to speak out." Have you noticed how it's these weak minded people who make such a hoopla over finally getting the nerve to leave this stuff?
I know more people who have left polygamy, and make no such claims of "escaping" it. They are all very strong minded people, who see it for what it is.
It seems the ones that claim they had to "escape" have only come to the "escape" conclusion because it was such a big deal in their own minds. I wish they could see ti for what it is, instead of exaggerating everything into insanity. This huge struggle they tell of is only in their mind, brought on by their own psyche.
By the way, have you read Brian Mackert's book? here, let me some it up for you:
"I hate my dad."
"I hate the FLDS."
"I hate Mormons."
There you go. Of course, don't take my word for it, read it for yourself! I'm sure my review is a slight exaggeration!
#3 Feb 24, 2009
The truth has been exposed about the abuse of the women and children by the FLDS.
This isn't the fifties anymore. Back in those days the news was not as advanced as it is today.
Women are weak minded as you state because of the abuse they receive, but most of all if they don't comply with the rules either real or made up lies, they and their children suffer at the hands of these idiot men in control.
I only hope more and more of them get up and leave. That is why they need to know there is help for them when they leave.
They can get food, housing, utility bills all paid and also receive a check every month for living expenses.
#4 Feb 25, 2009
Your absolutely right. The truth has been exposed about these people. Arizona and Utah did a joint raid on the group, and investigated for two years. All the lies were proven to be wrong back then, and all the children were returned.
Then Texas raided the group, and once again, because some people just can't leave well enough alone, it was proven that these kids are not being abused, these people are not milking welfare, these people do not stock pile weapons of war, etc., etc. As you can see, these people have been proven mostly innocent once again, in spite of all the exaggerations from ex-members.
What more concrete evidence do you need than that provided by the Texas government? You know that if heinous crimes were happening at the scale Flora claims they are happening, almost every adult in that community would be in jail, and all the children would be in foster care.
It is not even worth talking to you anymore, because it is obvious you are beating a dead horse. At this point and time you are jut making yourself look more and more silly.
I thought the only person that would still be crying wolf would be Flora herself, and Obama of course. You're not Flora are you?!
(Obama: "The sky is falling, the sky is falling! We must switch to socialism now!") That's a different topic for a different forum.
#5 Feb 25, 2009
Obama is also a slick talker and liar,, just like you.
Are you afraid? I would say yes you are.
Are you a liar? I would say yes you are, because you know the abuse that is and has gone on with these child molesters for years.
I'm not Flora. I am a woman that has researched this group to a great extent. I am not brainwashed by some stupid man that says he's a prophet.
Since I know there is no such thing anyway.
#6 Feb 26, 2009
The complete idea of FLDS and LDS is a very cruel joke played on the unwary and unsuspecting, if adult men and women want to engage in plural marriages, then so be it, but have enough compassion to leave children out of it, children should be allowed to live a life free of such nonsense, all members of both FLDS and LDS should re-read the bible,(a marriage is defined between one woman and one man) well duh!
notice the above implies one man and one woman, not a girl and an old pervert,
Mormon in all of it's forms should be outlawed and abolished here in America, All Mormon men should be shipped away to Alcatraz, or some far away island, where they cannot corrupt children,
What kind of a religion hides behind a locked gate?
Jesus never hid his beliefs, not even Muslims hide their beliefs, but Mormons "sickos" do, thats not the will of God, and certainly not the church of Jesus christ, FKING SICKOS! dig a pitch and fall into hell, make the world safer for little girls and boys
#7 Feb 27, 2009
Hopefully some of the women get to sneak and read these forums.
Then they can see that there is hope for them.
If they can find a way to escape these abusers, there is help on the outside.
Ladies, the people outside are not bad people as you have been told. There are lots of good, loving people on the outside that want to help you.
You will never suffer the abuse you receive daily on the outside, as you have to suffer there where you are.
Once you get out, there are all kinds of government help programs to help you and your kids. They will furnish you a home, food, and protect you from the men in the FLDS.
THERE IS HELP FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
You are a very special person, and you and your children deserve a good life.
You have been lied to for so long, I know it's hard for you to believe. Having to live the life you have always led, makes it even harder. The men know this. That is why they keep you in the dark and lie to you. They only want to use you and your children for their own benefits.
If nothing else, give it a try. You will be safe.
Then like some of the others that have been able to escape, you will see what it is like to be free to live your life, and give your children a safe happy life.
#8 Feb 27, 2009
well said tomorrow, I agree with you
and I may seem harsh at times, but the entire idea of men using women and children sickens me, especially when they hurt others in the name of God and Jesus
#9 Feb 27, 2009
Yes, and they are all bound for Hell if they don't change their wicked ways. They won't be able to lie to God on judgment day.
The old ones that have already died are in Hell today, if they did not seek forgiveness for their sins before they died. Especially, Smith and Young.
#10 Feb 28, 2009
Exactly, I believed that Warren Jeffs is on that path, until recently when he confessed that he was not a prophet, that he was a liar and that the truth was not in him, but can't be too sure, men in jail will say just about anything to redeem themselves.
#11 Feb 28, 2009
#12 Mar 1, 2009
Thanks for the article, I've read it entirely,
my overall understanding of it is that: it is an extreme (so-called) religion, that was created solely on the basis of plural marriages, again a fraction of my definition to "men fueling men desires" and using innocent women and children,
the most interesting about such an occult practice is that: if the women and children were removed from it, then it would not exist,
the entire occult is a form of modern day slavery,
institutionally and systematically, were as womens' bodies are used to fulfill wicked desires,(sex slaves), womens' bodies are use to produce commodities or (GDP)'s etc etc...
though the most sad thing about it the splitting of families,
I still can't believe that this is happening in America, at this present time, human cargo, human trade,
I'm sure you quite aware of Canada's role in all of this...
#13 Mar 1, 2009
I also find it ironic that they threw such a fit when the women and children were taken by the CPS.
Like it was something new to the children, and they were somehow affected by it.
These poor children live with this fear everyday.
They are blamed for it too for the rest of their lives.
There used to be some of the FLDS that posted on here, but I guess Warren *FLDS GOD* has sent orders for them to stop. I hope they at least learned a few things when they were here, and some day are able to escape.
#14 Mar 1, 2009
Do you need help ?
#15 Mar 1, 2009
I recall Dr Phil's son went to the FLDS compound. The men drove at them in pickups and swerved at them etc even though they had yet to do anything. This was on camera and in full view of the audience. I saw it myself. I remember a couple of FLDS men being interviewed years ago. One went on about all the sex and challenged people saying they were jealous of all the good sex he got and the other was bragging about most of the women had jobs, the others took care of the kids and he "helped out" when he wanted. BOTH were FLDS not posers.
Someone (who will remain unmentioned sounds like an apologist-perhaps wistfull apologist.)
Several prop8 LDS told me they were really FLDS but had to stay quiet or get excommunicated and they said they voted yes mainly because they were angry polygamy was not allowed. They were grudge voting.
#16 Mar 1, 2009
Have you noticed during interviews, the FLDS women's voices were very falsetto, squeeky and meek in an exaggerated way? Very weird. a group for male and female misogynists. S&M for them.
#17 Mar 1, 2009
#18 Mar 1, 2009
I'm not sure where Utah gets it's info. They say in here that Ervil LeBaron took over the LeBaron group, when in fact he started his own group of about four families, 99% of the original LeBaron group lived in fear of him, and had nothing to do with Ervil. Ervil's group was a huge menace to society, but it was a very small group, and did not represent anything near the majority of those people's beliefs.
This goes to show that the lies and exaggeration have gotten so bad that not even Utah can get it all straight, although I know they try. I have many friends who work in the police force, and some who have dealt with the FLDS first hand down Hurricane way. That's down by Colorado City for those of you who don't know.
#19 Mar 1, 2009
Is that all you got out of the whole document?
There was tons of good information in it, other than the one little thing you picked out, which doesn't matter one way or the other, especially to the victims.
#20 Mar 2, 2009
I agree, their main case was to point out how the separation,(by CPS) would destroy the family, and disorient... the children, when all along as you have stated above, the children live with the possibility of being separated at any given moment, and at any given day by having their mothers reassigned to different man,
It was the part of the article that touched me the most when I read it, "The Splitting Of Families" I as an adult can't imagine the trauma of being separated from my family, or watching my love ones married off only to be displaced, into other sects in different states, or in other countries such as Canada, imagine a child having to deal with that,
again thanks for that article, and I was wondering if you knew any information about this particular FLDS practice being "out-sourced" in any other countries such as the UK were I hear that many are converting to Mormonism, I'd like to know if they have any participation in such activities to get an idea of how widespread this problem really is, or rather or not it is contained to the U.S/Canada, and possibly Mexican borders,
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