State alleges ‘pervasive pattern’ of sexual abuse at Eldorado compound; 416 children removed

This is really depressing:
State alleges ‘pervasive pattern’ of sexual abuse at Eldorado-area compound; 416 children removed

What’s really depressing is that most Mormons won’t understand how any of this relates to the origins and practices of their own church. They’ll just chalk it up to evil apostates.

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3 Responses to State alleges ‘pervasive pattern’ of sexual abuse at Eldorado compound; 416 children removed

  1. Reformed_Egyptian says:

    I shared with DW the other day how sad it was, seeing these people living the TBM teachings of the LDS Church as taught and practiced by JS, BY, JT etc…and of thinking that I’m glad it’s not lived by us anymore, and how sad that it IS lived by so many still today…people who sustain their prophets, have the holy ghost tell them their FLDS is ‘true’ and who blindly follow their abusive leaders and husbands. DW couldn’t see the connection…historical doesn’t matter, that’s not out Church anymore…

    How sad, for them going through the abuse, and for those blinded within the FLDS and the LDS world views…

  2. bull says:

    The sad thing is that many Mormons like myself lived in our own “compound” and isolated ourselves from the “outsider world” while we literally tried to be in the world, but not of it. My whole life was characterized by a sense of isolation and “uniqueness” that was the direct result of being part of a peculiar people. I know many Mormons today who continue to fear life outside the church and the dangerous lifestyles of the gentiles.

  3. runtu says:

    bull,

    Totally agree. It’s like we lived with a plastic bubble around us. We weren’t like the gentiles; they were watching us, and we were supposed to be the examples. We always knew we were different, and for the most part we were isolated in that way.

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