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At Warren Jeffs' trial, this photo was admitted into evidence.
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WARREN JEFFS TRIAL: State shows bed photos
Jeffs leaves court during testimony
By Matthew Waller - August 5, 2011
Warren Jeffs didn't want to be in the courtroom when the state presented evidence against him for the sentencing phase of his trial.
His former lead attorney returned to represent him while Jeffs was voluntarily absent.
So Jeffs, the leader and "prophet" of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, didn't see the pictures of the temple beds.
Friday afternoon the state revealed pictures of beds in the temple building at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, the 1,700-acre property in Schleicher County raided in April 2008 amid allegations that sexual abuse of children was taking place.
A former FLDS member, Rebecca Musser, testified for the prosecution Friday that she had received training before the temple was built about how beds in it would be used for sexual matters. She said what she had been taught about the presence of witnesses and someone to record the events matched what she saw at the temple outside San Angelo.
"We would learn the best ways to conceive children," Musser said about what she was taught was to happen at the temple.
She was the second witness called by the state in the penalty phase in the trial of Jeffs, the 55-year-old leader and prophet of the FLDS who was convicted Thursday by a Tom Green County jury of sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Jeffs was not in the courtroom to witness any of the testimony. The day began with Jeffs delivering another proclamation he said was from God.
He read a statement for the court before the jury came in.
"This judging of the servant of my sending is an unjust attack," he said. The nation will "go down with the fall of Babylon, and there will be a whirlwind of judgment over North and South America."
Yes it is.
Who or what is worshipped? Pedo-Bear?
I am all for a raid, say June? Anyhoo, someone plan and I am in.
Warren Jeffs! What lulz and a great story for the grandkids (who will not be inbreeds.)
Is that the Guns Oil Drugs gawd?
Is that Jeffs in drag?
Miles Park Romney (putative), c. 1860s
seeing these pics make me rage all over again.
I am surprised Jeffs hasn't got offed yet in prison, or are they keeping him in solitary?
This post is a duplicate, also found on
A Scientologist's Horrifying Memories of Child Abuse and Exploitation
By Tracie Egan Morrissey
It's one thing to think that Scientology is weird, gawk at its bizarre relationships with celebrities, and be horrified by stories from ex-members. But it's another to be confronted with the abuse of little children who were brought into the religion by their parents and forced into a life of oppression, severe punishments, and psychological control that borders on torture, as Miscavige Hill describes in her book. As far as brainwashing, miseducating, financially defrauding cults go, Scientology is right up there with the FLDS in its treatment of children. (Interestingly, Miscavige Hill's coauthor was Lisa Pulitzer, who also cowrote Stolen Innocence with Elissa Wall, who escaped the FLDS and became the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs at his trial for accomplice to rape.)
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The US TV channel TLC has issued a related press release. Quote:
TLC To Premiere Two Groundbreaking New Series About The FLDS Church
The FLDS religion remains one of the most secretive communities in America, a world of unquestioned authority, arranged marriage, and little contact to the outside world. Often in the headlines for its extreme beliefs and behaviors, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints continues to be led by its president - and self-described prophet - Warren Jeffs, despite his 2011 conviction on two felony counts of child sexual assault. With an estimated 10,000 followers of the church, no series has fully explored the experiences of individuals who choose to leave the compound - until now.
This fall, TLC premieres two new series that take viewers on a remarkable exploration of faith, fear, and strength, while providing very different perspectives: from insiders as they leave the faith, and from the outsider as they help people break away. The first, BREAKING THE FAITH, follows several young men and women who escape the compound to start new lives. Then, ESCAPING THE PROPHET documents the efforts of former FLDS member Flora Jessup as she helps families flee the community.
"TLC is opening the door on a historically secretive community, infamous for everything from their criminal leader to their distinctive prairie dresses and hairstyles," said Nancy Daniels, General Manager, TLC. "Through the brave actions of the participants across both series, we will witness the eye opening reality of what day to day life is like within these communities, and what it takes to break away from the compounds and try to establish a new future on the outside."
BREAKING THE FAITH, premiering November 24, shares the story of eight young men and women who are trying to build a new life outside of the FLDS - either by choice, or by force. The young men, known as lost boys, are cast-outs from their homes and not welcomed back, while the women are escaping the controlling ways of the community - including arranged marriage and a life of complete submission, known as "keeping sweet" - and are hoping for a better life on the outside. Leaving a world where every decision was made for them, they are now dealing with the challenges of living in a reality where they are now responsible for every move they make. And, for this group, being faced with making life-altering choices in their effort to win their freedom comes with the fear that consequences for leaving the compound will come without warning. Six hour-long episodes have been ordered; the series is produced for TLC by Hot Snakes Media.
ESCAPING THE PROPHET, premiering in December, is a new series that follows ex-FLDS member Flora Jessop on her mission to take down one of the most reportedly dangerous polygamist cults in America. Flora, a social activist, an advocate for abused children, and the author of the 2009 book Church of Lies, had endured extreme abuse during her life in the church, until she escaped at the age of 16. Now, she works closely with law enforcement, the Attorney General of Arizona, and a network of inside informants to help rescue runaways and extract victims within the community, as well as help empower families who chose to stay and fight. Using her difficult memories and her passion to help others, she works to deliver justice to the very people that she feels wronged her. Six hour-long episodes have been ordered; the series is produced for TLC by Screaming Flea Productions.
Lifetime's 'Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs' Starring 'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn Gets June Premiere
Lifetime's original movie “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs” will debut on Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m. The movie will be followed by the documentary “Warren Jeffs: Beyond the Headlines” at 10 p.m.
In the movie, “Scandal” actor Tony Goldywyn plays the controversial polygamist cult leader, Warren Jeffs.
It follows the Mormon leader's rise to power after his father's passing. He would go on to adopt a dictatorial style in ruling over his followers. He would also order women to be completely subservient to men. Later, he would be charged as an accomplice to rape for arranging underage girls in marriages. A one-year manhunt would follow.
“We've got quite a brilliant director named Gabriel Range,” Goldwyn told TheWrap during the shooting of the movie. “Things are going great. I'm really excited about it. It's really, really a good script. It's very dark and interesting. Lifetime is really pushing the envelope. I was like, ‘This is a Lifetime movie?’ Everyone's really raising the bar these days.”
Martin Landau, Molly Parker and Joey King also star in the original movie from Sony Pictures Television.
"Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs" on Lifetime
“Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs,” based on the 2009 book “When Men Become Gods” by Denver author Stephen Singular, will air June 28 on Lifetime. As previously reported, the movie is headlined by Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”) in the role of Mormon polygamist Jeffs.
Singular’s book, (the full title of which is “When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back”), traces the rise and fall of Jeffs and the breakaway Mormon sect he once led.
Immediately following the film, Lifetime will air a documentary on Jeffs and the FLDS, bringing the story to the present. Singular will be featured in the documentary.
If anons want to help... I suggest sending money, or goods to Flora Jessop. She is uniquely situated to help the most people. If Arizona, Utah, or Texas anons want to get a hold of her and offer help, just know you won't be able to stay anon with her, and that you'll need to be very consistent. The people leaving the FLDS will need LOTS of therapy!!! I would love to see more anons helping with this... but sadly this is not something that can be helped by online activism. This takes boots on ground type of activism which means money-time.
Is there a way an anon could contact Flora and find out the best way to send her funds, or get a hold of her if they live near a compound and would like to help... That would be great! Lets have her tell us what she needs and go from there.
Utah Supreme Court to hear child-bride lawsuit | The Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Supreme Court has agreed to hear whether a polygamous trust should be held liable for what happened when a 14-year-old girl was forced to marry.
The court agreed Tuesday to hear the case, called MJ v. Jeffs. Arguments have not been scheduled.
"MJ" is Elissa Wall, who is suing the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, its imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs, and the United Effort Plan.
The UEP is the state-run trust that owns land and property in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The trust is also the only defendant fighting Wall’s lawsuit and her best chance at obtaining assets.
Lawyers for the UEP have argued it should not be held liable for what Jeffs did when he ran the trust, including forcing the then-14-year-old Wall to marry her then-21-year-old cousin in 2001.
Jeffs "may be liable for it," UEP attorney Jeff Shields said Wednesday, "but he cannot expose the trust for that."
But Wall’s attorneys want the UEP to remain a defendant. Earlier this year, 3rd District Court Judge Keith Kelly agreed and refused to dismiss the UEP.
The Utah Supreme Court order sets the stage for more arguments about whether the UEP should remain in the lawsuit. Wall is seeking up to $40 million in damages from the trust.
The UEP’s fiduciary has warned any judgment against it could put people in Hildale and Colorado City at risk of losing their homes.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit is proceeding in the trial court. Kelly on Friday denied a new motion to dismiss the UEP, but postponed a trial until January. The civil trial had been scheduled for August.
sue their asses off Elissa
Utah Attorney General 'Moves to Intervene' in Polygamy Case | KUTV
First Look at Tony Goldwyn as Controversial Polygamist in Lifetime's TV Movie | Ace Showbiz
"Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs" will premiere Saturday, June 28 at 8 P.M. on Lifetime.
This airs tonight on Lifetime.
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FLDS Church Members Fined $2 Million for Alleged Child Labor Violations
ABC News, May 8, 2015
The brother of the controversial Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs is among several high-profile FLDS church members facing nearly $2 million in fines for alleged violations of federal child labor laws, ABC News has learned.
The U.S. Department of Labor confirmed fines totaling $1,964,450 were filed against FLDS church members Lyle Jeffs, Dale Barlow, Brian Jessop, the FLDS and Paragon Contractors Corporation. The department launched an investigation in December 2012, after private investigator Sam Brower uncovered what he called FLDS-organized child labor at orchards near the town of Hurricane, Utah.
On a recent visit to the area, ABC News’ “20/20” found children at work, using forklifts and shoveling dirt to build fences. Former FLDS member Joe Broadbent told “20/20” that when he was in the church years ago “the schools would stop, and we would all load up and go pick pecans.”
The FLDS is fighting the Department of Labor’s investigation in court. Officials said the church, along with Paragon Contractors, Brian Jessop, and Dale Barlow, are also contesting the latest round of fines.
“On April 20, 2015, WHD assessed civil money penalties jointly and severally against Paragon Contractors Corporation, Brian Jessop, Dale Barlow, Lyle Jeffs, and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which is incorporated as the Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the FLDS Church and the Corporation of the President of the FLDS Church, in the amount of $1,964,450 for violations of the child labor prohibitions of the Fair Labor Standards Act related to the pecan harvest. DOL continues to consider other appropriate enforcement actions related to this investigation. To date, Paragon Contractors, Brian Jessop, and Dale Barlow have contested the penalty assessment, ” a Department of Labor official said in a statement to ABC News.
ABC News uploaded these videos today:
Ex-FLDS Mother's Fight to Get Her Kids Back
Sabrina Broadbent left her four kids behind when she fled the polygamist sect and faced a tense standoff to get custody.
Mom Struggles to Extract Kids From the Grip of FLDS
Part 1: Sabrina Broadbent found herself at a standoff with FLDS followers when she tried to take her kids home.
How Woman Was Finally Able to Escape FLDS Community
Part 2: Joe Broadbent, who left the church when he was 17, helped his sister Sabrina Broadbent get to freedom.
I watched 20/20 last night. SO many similarities with the COS.
What great coverage.
They had footage of the kids harvesting pecans and it was super creepy when Sabrina went to get her kids and they started singing hymns. Gave me the willlies.
I also had nightmares last night.
I am glad that they may be fined 2 mil for child labor, but this is nothing to them and a drop in the bucket if they had to actually pay people to work. And this will not stop the child labor at all either. It is their way of life and why they have so many children in the first place. (well not to mention the multiple wives)
Lyle Jeffs makes my skin crawl. That fucker needs to be thrown in jail along with the rest of these pedos.
They never mentioned that Warren Jeffs was running his kingdom from jail, but I am sure he is. IMO
I was sickened by the board meeting and how all the members were FLDS members! And if the cops are not members, they follow the rules for the church.
Not anywhere near as extreme as in Riverside, but certainly made me think of asshole Stone and his side kicks who do nothing to stop the horror at gold Base.
There's a new thread here:
Warren Jeffs church elders arrested in food stamp fraud
I am trying to help a young lady born in 1990 who says she is a child of Warren Jeffs, her name is Tiffany and she has brown hair and eyes, and looks a great deal like the young lady in this picutre. Does anyone know how to find out?
Find out what?
If you're trying to help someone who was involved in this cult, you could put them in touch with Flora Jessop.
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