POLYGAMY CHILD BRIDES BOOKS
YOU HAVE NEVER READ ANTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE! Hi, this is Professor Carole Western. My book The Power of Polygamy was written to cover most of the main polygamist groups, what they believe and how they live. The book was written in 2014. Most polygamy books are written by women who have lived or escaped from one of these communities. I wanted to make sure you saw this religion for what it is, a group of different religious sects with different leaders, rules and beliefs.
THE POWER OF POLYGAMY is a revision of my former book ‘Inside the World of Warren Jeffs’, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. One of the reasons it was nominated besides the content, was because it was a very dangerous undercover operation. Going undercover into these groups and speaking to polygamist women was very risky. In Short Creek for example, I entered hidden in the bed of a truck with a tarp covering me. It was a sweltering day of over 105 degrees. I found a woman who was not a polygamist but was related and aware of polygamy child brides, but who was allowed to visit her sister two times a year. I begged to go along with her. I knew it was risky and there were plenty of men in town carrying weapons. I also knew, if I was caught I could be in real trouble. One of my biggest surprises was how unhappy the ‘spiritual’ (concubine) wives were. They felt degraded by the ‘first’ wife’ and ignored by their husbands until it came to “breeding nights”. All ‘breeding’ night visits were arranged by the ‘first wife’. She kept a calendar of each woman’s ovulations dates. The only other time they saw their husband was for family study nights and punishment. Punishment could range from refusal to do something the ‘first’ wife requested or just voicing a divergent opinion. Some of the punishments were harsh, such as whippings and beatings. Even a minor infraction of the family ‘law’could put a woman in line for punishment. I realize there is a polygamist series on TV which makes polygamy seem a more acceptable lifestyle, but that is not an average polygamist family. Well, it wouldn’t be of course, who would want to watch a series of misery, cruelty, jealousy and child abuse? Now, I cannot swear every man is bedding 12-14 year old girls, but even a handful in each group is more than enough. However, incest rears its ugly head in polygamy child brides, and appears to be an integral part of their lifestyle. It is said that every person in Short Creek is related by blood to every other person in town. Another situation which is also sickening, is men sending their sons away when they become teenagers. This is so they will not be able to compete with their fathers and grandfathers for wives. Presently, Warren Jeffs has forbidden couples in Short Creek to have marital relations, and so few babies have been born. One man told me they have sold many of their cribs and baby clothes because they are not needed anymore. Many members have left the cult because of this new commandment. I also heard rumors Warren Jeffs selected a few men he considered “pure” to impregnate all the young girls. I thought that was a weird idea, until one of the men I met from Short Creek said he knew about it, and a Dr. at Dixie Medical Center said he had delivered babies from 12 year old girls who were pregnant. Unfortunately, most of the babies died. Regardless of what religion, men who like children are pedophiles and THERE IS NO CURE. They might go straight for a while, but they always return to bothering young children. Right now, I am very upset that Warren Jeffs with a 110 year sentence in prison is allowed to meet with the counselors of his church and still run his church. If my church leader abandoned me and fled in disguise with packets of money, I would not take him back. Jeffs behavior is strange as he aspires to believe in Joseph Smith who did not flee, but returned to martyr himself for his beliefs after polygamy child brides. I am surprised that his church members still feel he’s a prophet, after he abandoned them and was caught pretending to be someone else, wearing disguises and carrying packets of credit cards and money. After all the illegal things Jeff’s has done with polygamy child brides and memebers trust, if he was released, they would take him back as their leader with open arms. Now, something I am also angry about, is the fact that WE, THE TAXPAYERS, have to pay for the Spiritual wives and their children that result from polygamy child brides. They obtain Welfare, WIC, child support, medical support, etc. illegally. This polygamy child brides must stop! Our economy cannot afford to spend millions on people who choose to go on Welfare; when we have more pressing problems in our country with which to deal. Some will say, we have women in our regular communities who have children without fathers and are on Welfare. However, there is a huge difference between a Welfare mother having children; (statistics prove the most they ever have is 4 children) and polygamist women who are expected to deliver a child every 18 months. This means a man with 4 or more wives can have dozens of children in a few years, all of which, we must support. Our cost for their lifestyle, runs into Millions of dollars each year. Now that Gay Marriage has passed in so many States, can polygamy be far behind? Gay couples at least pay their share. Polygamists don’t! We need to be mindful of polygamy as it becomes a subject of discussion, and it will. For those who feel Polygamy will eventually fade away, unfortunately, it has existed in America for at least 100 years. Long before fundamental polygamists, there were polygamous Native Americans and people from other cultures and countries living this lifestyle. All these people feel that to reach their great reward with God, or to become Gods themselves, they must have more than one wife and huge families. This puts a great financial burden on the rest of us. I already know some of you will not agree with me, a few may agree, and many polygamists will be angered by my suggestion that they pay their own way. Polygamists truly believe GOD CREATED THE WELFARE SYSTEM, SO THEY COULD KEEP PRACTICING POLYGAMY, WHICH THEY CONSIDER A COMMAND FROM GOD. I’m sure you realize it is impossible to argue with people who believe they are doing what God wants. Still, as the Welfare System totters near the brink of bankruptcy; will God give us an influx of money on their behalf, or will they have to tighten their belts like the rest of us?