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Warren Jeffs and the FLDS
Transcript of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS
Warren Jeffs & The FLDS
What Is The FLDS?
- Fundamentalist Church Of Latter Day Saints
- Polygamous "sect"
- Broke away from Church Of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (LDS) when the LDS wanted to break away from polygamy.
Where Does The FLDS Have Quarters?
- Eldorado, Texas
- Arizona/Utah border
- Hilldale, Utah
- Colorado City
How Many People Belong To This Church?
14 Million people follow this church!
Who Is Warren Jeffs?
- Warren Steed Jeffs
- 14th child (of 64 children)
- December 3, 1955
- 80+ wives
- 31+ children
- "miracle child"
What do their headquarters look like?
1. Warren Jeffs controls every aspect of your life
Who you marry...
What you wear...
Even what music you listen to... which is none.
2. You may have no access to the outside world...
No Cell Phones
No Video Games or internet!
3. No Water Activities (boating, skiing, or fishing)
None of these...
No Specific Books...
No Dances (or any social get-togethers)
Laughter causes God to leak from your body...
Homosexuality = Sin
You cannot be black...
No bikes or toys....
You may only eat beans and water...
Your whole purpose is to have children
"When you get married and have children, your whole purpose is to have children for the Lord to use..." (Warren Jeffs)
You belong to the prohpet
You must live plural marriage!
You dont choose who you love...
You are just told to love them...
You MUST obey your husband!
Your hair is your crown...
You will need your hair in heaven!
Your body is your temple...
No pants, or anything above the knee...
Your hair must be coiffed!
- a special style
15 men father all the children and 2 men must be there to witness...
Miscarraige = banishing
More general rules...
YOU MUST OBEY THE PROPHET!
Obey the prophet...
when he speaks, and you'll be blessed...
You get no more than a grade-school level of education!
So, what really happens if you disobey the "prophet"?????!
You are "cast out"...
Lost Boys (Sons of Perdition)
-Burn in hell forever
What if you just escape?
You are an Apostate
- Taken the entire population of the Short
- Put the children in Child Protective Services
May 6th, 2006
August 28, 2006
Caught on Interstate 15 in Clark County, Nevada.
LIFE IN PRISON
50 of Warren's 80 wives!
Ora Bonnie Steed with underage
sister wife, Veda Keate
Loretta Jane Barlow
During his trial, Brent Jeffs (his nephew) testified to being raped by Warren since he was 5... And wrote a book about it...
Warren will be able for parole on
July 22nd, 2031...
(1) How many people have escaped?
(2) Have they really ever killed anybody?
(3) Can anyone join?
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You are born into a polygamous sect. By the time you are 19, you have no more than a first grade level of reading. You are excommunicated from your way of living if you ask questions, because there is no future in asking where your future is. You are not taught science or history because in your church, they are fiction. You are told that Neil Armstrong was lead AWAY from the moon by God. You don’t know how a president is elected, or who Ronald Reagan was. You are told a man named Warren Jeffs, or “Uncle Warren” is the president of the United States. You don’t know who Santa Claus is. If you are a girl, your purpose in life is to have children. If you are a boy, you endure hard labor at an early age and you are told that play is unproductive.
You don't want to live here...