TEENAGE RAPE – POLYGAMY AS PRACTICED BY MORMON FUNDAMENTALIST CHURCH RULED BY WARREN JEFFS ON UTAH ARIZONA BORDER.
A Pulitzer nominee and award-winning polygamy book about sexual abuse. Teenage rape of young girls ages 12 -17 forced to marry older men or even their stepfathers. Teenage boys exiled from the community to remove the competition for the older men. Boys with no formal education or little knowledge of the outside world exiled to fend for themselves, and many end up on drugs and in prostitution. The book also covers the different polygamous groups, their beliefs, and history by Carole Western.
Warren Jeffs is presently in prison for marrying young underage girls and giving young girls in marriage to older men. Since Jeffs has no relationships with his wives he has ruled that the men in his community can have no sexual relationships with their wives. He has set apart a small group of men called seed bearers. Seed bearers have sex with the other men’s wives when they are ready to conceive. The husbands are able to stay in the same room while the wife is having sex with the masked seed bearer.
How did these groups come about? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commonly referred to as the Mormon Church practiced polygamy in the early days of the Church. Based on an alleged revelation given to their Prophet leader, Joseph Smith. Smith was murdered by a mob while in the Carthage jail and his followers were chased out of Illinois and Missouri. They crossed the plains in covered wagons and pulling handcarts until they reached the Salt Lake Valley. The persecution did not stop there and in 1890 the President and Prophet of the Church, Wilfred Woodruff alleges having received a vision from the Lord showing him what would happen to the Church if the Practice of polygamy was not stopped. Also, the Federal Government said they would confiscate church properties including their sacred temples if the practice was not stopped. Subsequently, Woodruff issued a proclamation called the Manifesto advising all members to cease taking additional wives. With the Church abandoning the Practice some members did not accept the Manifesto and continued the Practice. Note; For most Mormons giving up polygamy was just as difficult as it had been to accept the Practice after the initial revelation was given to the Church. As mentioned some members would not accept the Manifesto and after the year 1900, the Church began excommunicating these dissatisfied Mormons. One such member, Loren Wooley alleges that he was at a meeting in Centerville, Utah where he overheard a conversation where the Lord and Joseph Smith visited the President of the Church and revealed that some men would be set apart and given authority to ordain others so that plural marriage could be continued. Loren was one of seven given this authority. He did not come forth with this information until the others had passed away. The two main groups that came from this purported revelation where the Apostolic Brethren in Bluffdale, Utah and the FLDS in Colorado City currently ruled by Warren Jeffs. Initially, there was one main group, but in 1951 they could not agree on who would lead the group so it split into two groups. Further information can be seen by clicking on the book to buy or preview the author’s book.