Quick update on the Waco-esque polygamy group

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Crosstika

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Re: Quick update on the Waco-esque polygamy group

Just watched parts of this on abc4 and people left behind by the sect fear their will be a "martyrdom" created by Warren Jeffs. They fear he will be another David Koresh or Jim Jones...and his compound is near the Koresh/Waco site.



Utah Based Polygamy Group Awaits the End of the World
Apr. 5, 2005

All seems quiet near a polygamist compound in Texas, where a Utah-based polygamist group awaits a self-proclaimed Doomsday.

Some followers have said their prophet has predicted the world will end tomorrow.

Just ahead, you'll hear Warren Jeff's own voice and words, to give you some insight into his teachings.

We first told you in February, about the Texas Prophecy of Warren Jeffs.

At that time, Jeffs' followers were working in a frenzy, to build this huge temple ... apparently hoping to complete it by tomorrow, April 6th.

In recent days, we've been told, a number of Jeffs followers have traveled to the Texas compound, from their homes on the Utah- Arizona border.

But who is Warren Jeffs? And what are his teachings?

John Hollenhorst joins us with secretly made recordings of his instructions to followers.

Jeffs took control of the Fundamentalist L.D.S. Church several years ago from his home in Hildale, Utah.

Since then he's dropped out of sight while starting new compounds in Colorado and Texas.

Critics say Jeffs has become increasingly fanatical, and tries more and more to control his followers' lives.

In the border community of Hildale Utah and Colorado City Arizona, Warren Jeffs' word is law, for those who choose to obey.

In secretly made tapes of his sermons obtained by KSL Newsradio, Jeffs makes it clear that righteous girls don't choose their husband. They're told to submissively accept the husband they're assigned to.

VOICE OF WARREN JEFFS, F.L.D.S. PROPHET: "YOU SHOULD BE PRAYING THAT YOU WILL BE PREPARED, THAT YOU WILL BE GIVEN A HUSBAND WHO WILL PROVE FAITHFUL TO THE END.... ...IT IS TRUE YOU DON'T TAKE THESE THINGS INTO YOUR OWN HAND AND DATE, AND SEEK OUT A HUSBAND."

In the FLDS culture, all of a man's wives are expected to be obedient.

VOICE OF WARREN JEFFS, F.L.D.S. PROPHET: "MANY YOUNG MEN WHEN THEY RECEIVE THEIR FIRST WIFE ARE JUST SO UNTRAINED. THE WOMAN IF SHE'S NOT CAREFUL, WILL BE OVERBEARING AND ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION FOR WHAT SHE WANTS. AND, LADIES! BUILD UP YOUR HUSBAND BY BEING SUBMISSIVE."

Critics say Jeffs sermons are blatantly racist, portraying Blacks as stupid and evil.

WARREN JEFFS: "YOU SEE SOME CLASSES OF THE HUMAN FAMILY THAT ARE BLACK, UNCOUTH OR RUDE AND FILTHY. UNCOMELY, DISAGREEABLE, AND LOW IN THEIR HABITS. WILD."

Reportedly, Jeffs sends enforcers to his followers' homes to make sure they don't have outside influences like TV, newspapers and CD's.

WARREN JEFFS: "WHEN YOU ENJOY THE BEAT, THE ROCK MUSIC, MAYBE EVEN TONED DOWN WITH AN ORCHESTRA, YOU'RE ENJOYING THE SPIRIT OF THE BLACK RACE."

Those tapes obtained by KSL Radio were made a couple of years ago by a disgruntled member of Jeffs church.

In the last year or two, he's tightened his grip, kicking out disloyal members and reassigning their wives and kids to other husbands.
 

sosuemetoo

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Re: Quick update on the Waco-esque polygamy group

Cross,

I couldn't find a link to your article. I didn't find anything in the mainstream media, but I found the following:

http://www.mazeministry.com/mormonism/smar...ides/shaken.htm



Jeffs remains holed up in his city-block sized compound in Hildale, surrounded by an 8-foot-tall block fence dotted with \"No Trespassing\" signs. Shurtleff said Jeffs is surrounded by about a dozen armed bodyguards, which Shurtleff calls \"The God Squad.\" ?Berry, the church's attorney, denied the guards were armed. He also denied a request by The Associated Press to interview Jeffs, saying that talking to reporters is not in the job description of a spiritual leader.

Officials from local sheriff's offices and Utah and Arizona continue to plan for any mass exodus of women and children from the towns if tensions escalate. Already three teenage girls have fled to shelters in Phoenix and St. George.


and this: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,6001...0123730,00.html


Several Web sites predict a short and grim future for the FLDS, saying that the church\'s leader, Warren Jeffs, is saying the world will end Wednesday, the 175th anniversary of the founding of the LDS Church.
? ? ?Law enforcers aren\'t impressed.
? ? ?\\"We have our own intelligence inside the FLDS community, and we believe there\'s a high probability that absolutely nothing will happen,\\" said Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith, whose jurisdiction includes Hildale, a small FLDS community adjacent to its virtual twin, Colorado City, Ariz.
? ? ?The Web sites, however, warn the FLDS could be setting up another Waco, Texas, where on April 19, 1993, after a 51-day standoff, 76 people died in a fire that broke out during an assault by the FBI at a religious compound.
 

XDrFirefly

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Re: Quick update on the Waco-esque polygamy group

World ending is a state of mind? Did their world end?

It's so weird people following cults. Maybe not, now that I think about it. We all follow the food cult of this country. so. nevermind...

keep us updated if you hear anymore...

dr ff
 

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