Saturday, April 26, 2008

Where to begin?

I am writing this blog for a place for the truth to be explained in plain view to all who want to know about the beliefs of the FLDS without the bitter prejudice from very bitter ex-members.

Although I am not currently a member of the FLDS, I was born and raised FLDS and I do believe the doctrine and have known, and respect greatly the leaders. I know Warren Jeffs and went to the school that he ran in Sandy, Utah from 6th to 12th grade, where I graduated.

I do have a different prospective from many of the FLDS because I grew up in Salt Lake City and went to a public school until sixth grade. I did not even know any other FLDS families in the Salt Lake area until I started going to Alta Academy, my friends (other than my brothers) were 'gentiles', many of them minorities.

I wrote a blog with the same name over a year ago, but took it down after only a month or so. The reason I did so was my brother convinced me that it was not a good idea. To learn and understand the religion, he said, requires that you must live it. If you don't there is a curse associated with not living up to what you are taught. In effect, it is for your own good that you don't know because "Where much is given, much is required".

I feel compelled to write it up again, in hope that there are fair minded people who will read it, and ask honest questions without prejudice, or to undo some of the prejudice you may have been willing to believe because that is the only information you have been given. I do not, however, want to get into an argument with anyone over whether our religion is true or false or better or worse than yours. I want to explain it, and hopefully help soothe the public mind about it.

Of course the massive raid of the Yearning For Zion ranch near El Dorado Texas where little children have been quite literally ripped from their mothers arms, has broadcast to the world a view of the people that has never been seen before. Having little children kidnapped from them has brought normally passive, and private mothers to invite the mass media in to hopefully stem the tide of a public opinion severely prejudiced by ex members who have become extremely bitter. The blatant lies that they have expressed as prevalent truth definitely warrants a reply. We have been taught, quite literally, to turn the other cheek. To follow the beatitudes of Christ: "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Mat 5:11-12)

This blog is for the sole purpose of speeding the return of innocent children to their loving mothers. The raid details are documented very well by the mothers on this website http://www.captivefldschildren.org/

6 comments:

Ann Marie Curling said...

I have added your site to my site http://www.flds.ws. I thank you for adding Free the FLDS Children to yours. I'd be interested in collaborating if you would. Please drop me a note at contact@flds.ws.

Thank you,

Ann Marie Curling

Maayan said...

I am very concearned for what has happened to these kids. I am also VERY afraid to what can happen to the world. These kids DESERVE AND HAVE THE RIGHT to be with their mothers. USA has violated their rights. I am not FLDS, I am Jewish and we have also and are also a group who has always been followed. (please exuse my english if I have wrong writing, my first language is spanish). I have not missed ONE RELIGION who has not had problems with children. Lets start with Rome, the pope, he was a nazi!!! What is the church doing with a NAZI DIRECTOR??? and the priests, OH MY!!! VIOLATING CHILDREN ALL AROUND THE WORLD!!!!!! Am I wrong?
Fundamentalists Arabs who claim the Koran says the Jewish people have to be killed when some people I have met say the Koran is the MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK EVER WRITTEN, AND THAT THESE PEOPLE JUST UNDERSTAND THINGS DIFFERENTLY. Making their kids explote with BOMBS and kill thoulsands of jews. What about The holocaust, people still claim it did not exist!! HA, and now this!! because FLDS is fundamentalist, because they do things different than we do, because of that!! they have to take kids away from their mothers?
C`mon people, its their WAY OF LIVING, its their way they have done it for A LONG TIME. Sure.
The way poligamists have to live is like we jews had to live in spain on Torquemadas mandate!! Why hide, why not live in harmony?? We dont eat pork, so what about if FLDS does not eat it. What about christians and evangelists who are knocking on your door all the time trying to convert everyone around. Why attack only Texas FLDS, why not ALL FLDS kids if the problem is harrasment. If Warren Jeffs has done all they say he does then let him stay where he is, but why do the people who believe he is their profet have to pay the price when all they have known in life is this? This is so stupid that even in mexico they prohibited the show BIG LOVE!! But I can surely tell you how corrupt the church is here, AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE!!
Rabbis, Priests, Pastors, etc etc etc, we all have good and bad, we all have good people and bad people.
When FLDS "punishes" someone then they are cruel? but when we send people to jail then we are right?
I do not agree with what is going on, kids are suffering, and its not 1 or 2, ITS 400 OR MORE KIDS!!!!!!!
AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS BECAUSE TEXAS AND USA CANT BE TOLERANT WITH ANOTHER RELIGION.
I am really curious that Texas is the US president state, and nothing has happened in other states. UTAH has polygamists like we have christians!! Why not Utah, why not arizona? why only texas?
I have done some research, Fawn Holm is family of the person who has written this blog. why did she run away? ok, she did not want to marry at 16, WHAT ABOUT ALL THE TEENAGERS THAT GET PREGNANT IN USA!! THE SPEARS IS FAMOUS!! WHY NOT PUT THEM IN JAIL??????? OR THEIR PARENTS FOR ALLOWING THEM!!!!!!
STUPID GOVERMENT!!!!!!
you know what, this is a violation to the childrens rights!!
Children have a right to be with their parents. This is abduction
PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TOMORROW IT COULD BE US!!!

Anonymous said...

The book of Revelation tells us that the U.S. (the lamblike beast that will speak like a dragon) will be foremost in religious persecution, worldwide. What we see concerning the FLDS is only the beginning. What a shame! These dear children and parents are in our prayers. Due Process and the Constitution are gone forever, trust me.

Pligchild said...

Well, I will have to tell the story of Fawn. She did not leave because she did not want to get married. She left because her mother wouldn't let her move out with her boyfriend and her "lost boy" brother.

Hugh McBryde said...

By the way, Texas is now pushing a bone breakage story. I've done the research at my blog, the rate of bone breakage among FLDS kids from Yearning for Zion is less than the national average yet they are pushing the story as evidence of physical abuse. I think this also means they are beginning to lose faith that they can make a sexual abuse case so they are "opening another front."

Maayan said...

I am taking this internationally, I think This could make a black spot on USA for making religious persecution
anyone interested in helping please contact me!!!