Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lost Boy by Brent W. Jeffs

Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the now infamous leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Brent tells about life in the community and what it is like to grow up with three mothers, who don't get along with one another, and more than a dozen siblings. It explains the brainwashing and fear of the outside community that is taught within that group. Brent exposes the sexual abuse that he and his brothers endured from Warren Jeffs.  This was the reason for the class-action lawsuit that they filed in 2004.
I am glad that Warren Jeffs is in jail, and I am sad that the polygamist communities still exist because surely there is still abuse going on within them.

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