Polygamists Pull Kids From School
Is the Mormon splinter group preparing for the apocalypse, or are members just taking charge of their kids' education?
07/08/2005 11:37:14 PM
I hope journalists keep a continuing light on the doings of the FLDS Church. These Fundamentalist Mormons are more than simply peculiar. They are an apple growing rotten to the core. Their Waco-like meltdown is waiting to happen, like another Jonestown but on American turf. If it happens in Utah, it will be a scandal the Mormon Church will be hard-pressed to live down, especially as its state governors and attorneys general have done such a poor job of enforcing the law. I honestly do not see why a state dominated by a church that denounced polygamy more than a century ago would have such reticence to take action, especially when that action runs contrary to the beliefs and practices of the majority of its people and represents a growing den of white slavery and sexual abuse. Will it take more shootouts between rival clans to finally bring an end to this nonsense?
07/08/2005 11:28:06 PM
The best way to locate polygamous families has always been to check the list of "free lunch" recipients in school. Polygamists tend to have large families but they don't tend to feed them well. But with polygamists pulling their kids out of school, that method may not be what it was. Even so, finding a polygamist and doing something about it are two very different things. Neither the states of Utah and Arizona, nor the U.S. government, have the political will to prosecute polygamists - even though the incidence of incest and statutory rape is infamously higher among them, particularly in groups where the "prophet" figure provides child brides as rewards - and takes them back - as a punishment.
01/13/2002 10:51:15 PM
There has been a continuous mispelling of what Rulon Jeffs really is. He is not a "prophet", he is a "profit seeker", and seems to have done very well at it.
02/27/2001 05:07:56 PM
Chuckles, What you forgot is that, according to the Webster's Dictionary, a cult is "a system of religious worship, or rites and ceremonies." So, do the Latter Day Saints fall under that? Now, tell me--do other churches, such as Catholicism and Protestantism, fall under this? I would say so.
10/05/2000 09:25:36 AM
Just remember that this purported polygamist cult has nothing to do with the Mormons. They are NOT a splinter group or dissidents, but a separate group calling themselves fundementalist polygamists. Mormons today do not practice polygamy. I have no Rulon Jeffs on the registry. Keep in mind that all of the saints that joined this cult were excommunicated long ago. The mental ill man you speak of is Rulon Jeffs. The LDS prophet is Hinkley, and if you know nothing of him you should. He has appeared on Larry King and 60 minutes, and has a book out. Read it.
09/21/2000 07:40:39 PM
Before throwing around terms such as "cult" try to gain a bit of perspective. Many people view the Mormons as a cult. Fine. But many people view the Protestants as a cult. Many Protestants view Catholics as a cult. People see anything that is not what they are of as something not right without bothering to investigate just what they are labeling.
09/17/2000 05:42:17 PM
What most of us forget is that the Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) are a CULT! They have just neatly packaged their lies to fool so many. Splinter group or not - the Mormons are a cult.
09/15/2000 07:27:17 PM
I have nothing against polygamy itself or people who practice it, but this is sad. This just screams "dangerous cult!" May God/dess protect the innocents who have given their lives over to a mentally ill man.