We circulated this news last night thanks to Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy and the Eldorado Success Newspaper. Thank you, Info-Secte, for passing this along. I’m sure we’ll be seeing many more articles come out of this trial. Perhaps more charges will be brought against Warren Jeffs. We can only hope!
I truly believe that men who seduce young women and girls into becoming “spiritual” wives (concubines) in their harems in the name of “religion” are the scourge of the earth. They belong in prison, off the streets and away from those to whom they cause so much harm.
Polygamist Sect Leader Convicted of Sexual Assault
New York Times
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
November 5, 2009
ELDORADO, Tex. — One of the leaders of a polygamist sect was convicted Thursday night of sexually assaulting an under-age girl whom the church elders had assigned to him as one of his nine wives.
A jury of seven men and five women deliberated 2 hours 20 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty in the first trial of a dozen members of the Yearning for Zion Ranch just outside this rural hamlet in West Texas.
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The slippery slope these alleged pedophiles use in order to get out from under the charges against them is despicable! Religion is not a smokescreen for abuse of women and children—no matter what the perpetrators or their lawyers may think. The mainstream Mormon church may have renounced the practice of polygamy, but they still believe in it (Section 132—Doctrine & Covenants) and they practice multiple spouse marriage “sealings” by proxy of the dead in their temples. They also believe that every man, woman and child who was born on this earth who is now dead are waiting in “spirit prison” until their names are taken by proxy through Mormon temples and they are given the chance to accept the Mormon faith. No one gets into any kind of heaven, “telestial”, terrestrial, or celestial, without having accepted Mormon—dead or alive!The Mormons even have a structured hierarchy for this, where the non-believers and disaffected believers will be the servants of the faithful for eternity.
I am in the process of reading Wild Swans by Jung Chang—a book that is still banned in China. It is about three generations of women in one family and how they lived the development of totalitarian Communism in China from the early to late 1900s. I am shocked at the parallel between Communism and the Correlation programs of mainstream Mormonism that were developed in the 50’s and 60’s—parallel with Chairman Mao’s Communist ideals. Talk about comparative literature. At times I am sick as my consciousness compares the two!! So, face it everyone, whether you are Mormon or not, you are wanted dead or alive!
Prosecutor: Polygamist sect man assaulted teen
By MICHELLE ROBERTS (AP) – October 28, 2009
ELDORADO, Texas — A 38-year-old man from a polygamist sect sexually assaulted a teenager less than half his age at the Yearning For Zion Ranch, a prosecutor charged Wednesday to open the first criminal trial since the ranch was raided. ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE