The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Gets Life in Prison for Assaults

  • metta

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    Aug 09, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    Polygamist Leader Gets Life in Prison for Assaults
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I have yet to hear him called a pedophile. WTF!
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    wow talk about a nut job.
  • Neurons

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    Aug 09, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    After reading that, I feel sick to my stomach. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 09, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    Since when are Mormans "fundamentalists"? You got your bibles crossed on
    this one.
  • KissTheSky

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    Aug 09, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    At least there's one piece of good news today.
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    Aug 10, 2011 8:45 AM GMT
    I have mixed feelings about this. For decades the state merely looks the other way, and then this, with no progressive attempts to involve social services rather than law enforcement. Everyone knew "marriages" (not legal) with underage girls was occurring. It wasn't a secret.

    FLDS has instituted a "no marriage before 18" policy - hopefully they will actually adhere to it. Jeffs is no good, but I find the case trumped up.
  • denus

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    Aug 10, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    You know, it wasn't so much that they were underaged that bothered me as it was lines like this: suggested that the polygamist leader told the girls they needed to have sex with him -- in what Jeffs called "heavenly" or "celestial" sessions -- in order to atone for sins in his community.

    Using religious guilt to convince the girls to sleep with him. It's beyond sickening.