Speaking Up for Dignity

Former wife of Warren Jeffs tells of her escape from polygamy

St George News
Written by Ed Kociela
November 21, 2015

Foreground: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs. Jeffs is imprisoned in Texas for a 2011 convictions for sexual assault of two children. | Composite image, St. George News
OPINION – Without choice, there is no freedom.
And, without freedom, life becomes nothing more than simply finding a way to survive.
That is the essence of life as a woman chained to polygamy, at least in the mind of Lynette Warner, who was one of nearly 80 wives claimed by Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an offshoot sect of the mainstream LDS church.
Warner, now 30, was a spiritual wife to Jeffs, who is serving a life-plus 20 years sentence in a Texas prison after his 2011 conviction on two counts of sexual assault of a child for his spiritual marriage to two underage girls – one 12 and the other 15.
She was placed in marriage at the age of 18 and soon realized she wanted out of a culture and community that she no longer understood. It took …read more

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