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'I was 17 and he was 50' - Sun, 22 Feb 2009 PST

There are 25 comments on the Spokesman Review story from Feb 23, 2009, titled 'I was 17 and he was 50' - Sun, 22 Feb 2009 PST. In it, Spokesman Review reports that:

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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_a friend_sometimes

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Mar 2, 2009
Tomorrow wrote:
Thank you for your concern and the offer,
I will pass it along if I come across someone in need, though I myself has never been in such a relationship my entire life, that I thank God,

However, I did read the information expressed in the link,

The most important thing that stood out to me was the factor of isolation, this practice of isolation is a major factor in control over one's emotional, environmental, mental, etc etc, and is in my belief the primary factor of abusers, because, it along brainwashes, and victimize the individual, in many aspects...

also serves to eliminate the victim from obtaining critical help and support, the will to break away from such a relationship,

Again thanks for your offer and the link
_a friend_sometimes

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Mar 2, 2009
there it is wrote:
http://www.fldstruth.org/index .php
http://www.captivefldschildren.org/
http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About/News/2008/e...
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.
still reading
_a friend_sometimes

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Mar 2, 2009
Tomorrow wrote:
http://attorneygeneral.utah.go v/cmsdocuments/The_Primer.pdf
Thank you Tomorrow for this the link to this guide,

I found it very useful and informing,
I didn't realize how many sects were out their and some of the difference in their practices, though the one thing that they all seem to have in common is "brainwashing" and a belief that their way of life is what Jesus intended,

The guide is full of good information, but I'll hint on the one aspect that I found very hurtful, that is that: a Mormon, polygamist, implied that it is alright for him to have (sexual affairs with his daughters because it is how God conceived Jesus through Mary),

That is one of the worst excuses that I have ever heard to rationalize such a diabolical crime,

I am really at a lost of words of how much such a statement angers and upsets me,

I am proud of some of the actions that law enforcement, or authorities are taking in both the Arizona and Utah districts, however I am afraid that more is needed,

I am prompted to get involved and offer my services to help such organizations, though all in due time

Thank you for the link to the guide
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#24 Mar 2, 2009
Evidently they don't understand DNA, now they have gotten caught up in it.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APSto...
Tomorrow

Van Wert, OH

#25 Mar 6, 2009
http://166.70.44.68/blogs/plur allife/wp-content/uploads/2009 /03/unsealing-order.pdf

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