Jump to content
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Slate
  • Blackcurrant
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Emerald
  • Chocolate
  • Charcoal
Sign in to follow this  
Belle0000

Story about Warren Jeffs on 20/20

Recommended Posts

Belle0000

The episode airing on ABC now on the east coast has a "report on the effects of Warren Jeffs". I haven't caught any teasers yet, so I'm not sure how much new info (if any) will be featured. Full episodes of 20/20 are usually available on ABC's website after they air.

Edited by OnceUponATime
adding tags

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I'm watching too! The devout Christian man who mysteriously left his wife and five children to live as a gay man reminded me of some of the fundies we snark on... The pecan thief's future maybe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coconut Flan

Set it to record. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ADoyle90815

Thanks for the heads up, as I was able to watch it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Margaery

I watched that this evening. They featured a boy that left Colorado City that is now some sort of print model, which is a drastic change from fundie ville to say the least! I could totally be off the mark here, but it seems like they really exaggerated his lack of education. I realize SODRT is a very real thing, but they showed him not being able to read the word dogs or son properly at the age of 19. Is that realistic for that community? Maybe it was just too dumbfounding to find validity in for me? I hope that doesn't sound naive...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NotALoserLikeYou

The FLDS used to teach basics like reading and math but Warren Jeffs kept making it more and more restrictive until all they taught was church history and memorization of Jeff's edicts. They are just bred to be workers. I'm sure some know how to read but most will never know who is president or that we walked on the moon. One article I read said a young man went to the ocean for the first time and was gagging on the water he drank. He had no idea about saltwater.

This 20/20 was all recycled material except for a couple shots of the kid as a "model" now. Kind of a bummer, but the disappearing gay dad story was interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DarkAnts
":3r1sp13t]I watched that this evening. They featured a boy that left Colorado City that is now some sort of print model, which is a drastic change from fundie ville to say the least! I could totally be off the mark here, but it seems like they really exaggerated his lack of education. I realize SODRT is a very real thing, but they showed him not being able to read the word dogs or son properly at the age of 19. Is that realistic for that community? Maybe it was just too dumbfounding to find validity in for me? I hope that doesn't sound naive...

The boys are sent off on work duty at a young age. They are free labor. They miss going to school because they are always working. They done even have time for SODRT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.