Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fundamental Fashions

Speaking of high waisted skirts... did anyone see the Today Show this morning?

Meredith Viera conducted an interview with some of the mothers from the FLDS Compound in Texas that was exposed this past week for child abuse and pedophilia.

I have little knowledge of that sect of Mormonism, but I couldn't stop myself from being extremely suspicious after watching the following interview. I was sitting on my bed, munching my cereal, and when Meredith launched the first question at one of the mothers (fast forward to minute 1:40), my mouth dropped open at her response.

Once the interview finished, I noticed the horrible pit in my stomach and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since this morning. Is it just me or do these women seem like they have been undeniably BRAINWASHED! So sad. And scary.

I feel all sorts of emotions after watching this video for a second time.

Anger toward the people who have clearly coaxed these women into believing that marriage for 13-year-old girls is ok. Sadness for the siblings of these families who will be placed in homes, possibly all over the country, and may never see each other again. Grief for the women who are losing their children (even if their new lives will be safer and healthier). Concern for the women who seem to be incapable of answering very straightforward questions. The list goes on.

All I can say is that these families and women will be in my prayers as this horrible tragedy continues.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog while looking for this clip to show my husband. I felt exactly the same way you did when I saw the clip this morning. They are totally brainwashed. I would like to make one clarification though. The FLDS church is not a "sect" of Mormonism. I know it's confusing, because their name is almost identical to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but they have NO connection to them whatsoever. None. If anything, you could call them copycats. The "Mormon" church does not recognize them at all. Thanks!

Jessie said...

Joyful Mama,

Good to know - I obviously assumed that they were somehow connected to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Definitely confusing that the names are so similar. Thanks for giving me a heads up! Are you Mormon? Some of my favorite people I have known have been Mormon, and this whole incident has had zero effect on the way I feel about them. (Just FYI, and I hope that it didn't come off that way.) Thanks again for checking out the blog, and I hope you'll return!