Sunday, December 9, 2012

FLDS Child Labor Revelations

Dear Attorney General Shurtleff,
According to a recent report by CNN's Gary Tuchman, the FLDS is removing minor children from school to, in many cases, travel across state lines, for the purpose of laboring long hours on a pecan farm, harvesting nuts. Also according to this report, the children are performing these agricultural job functions for no pay. While federal child labor laws do allow minor children to perform this type of work during non school hours on family owned farms, they specifically prohibit children under 14 from such activities during school hours on non family owned farms.
It appears from information brought to light in this report that the owner of this farm has been buying this child labor from the FLDS for years. It also appears that the owner of the farm is fully aware that children as young as 4-5 years old are being used for this labor, while unpaid. It was also obvious during the report that many of these minor children were being transported unsecured en masse in the backs of pick up trucks, with very little adult supervision or regard for their safety. Witnesses on the surrounding properties also said the children were frequently seen toiling at this labor in frigid conditions, close to nightfall.
I respectfully request that your office respond to these developments and take steps to stop this illegal use of child labor and possibly dangerous human trafficking of children across state lines in unsafe conditions.
If Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence for the sexual assault of children here in Texas, has been giving orders to use this exploitive child labor for his personal financial benefit from his prison cell, it may be time to ask Texas authorities to review whether he is in violation of  his communication privileges, again.
We respectfully ask for a written response, detailing what actions your office intends to pursue, now that these child labor violations have been brought to light.
k. Dee Ignatin
Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy
cc: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hardcore Texan

Polygamy, like all social topics should be open to discussion of the facts, not just the feelings. The constitution does not claim to defend any ones feelings. It defends and enshrines specific rights for all our Citizens, because we are a nation of laws.
The day I left Nevada, after being fired from a job for the first time in my life [I was fired for publicly speaking out about all the dead children of polygamists in Mohave County], I slapped a bumper sticker on the back of my truck, since I was going to have to travel all the way across the state of Arizona on my way back home to Texas. You know what it said? It didn't say "Hardcore anti-polygamy activist."

I'm hardcore freedom, and that's all. Unlike folks who want activist judges to create new laws, which cannot be justified under any plain understanding of the Constitution's meaning or purpose, I'm just looking to explain the facts of polygamy, which include serious crimes, like the international sex trafficking of girl children in the FLDS from Canada to Arizona, to Texas and to Utah, for the purpose of rape.
Two of the Canadian girls trafficked by their parents across international boundaries were raped by Warren Steed Jeffs were 12 and 13 years old. Texas authorities have proof of that.
The only law enforcement organizations in America which have bravely faced down this child rapists sex ring, using religious polygamy as their excuse to traffick girl children for sexual purposes, would have to be the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Special Prosecutors Eric Nichols and Angela Goodwin, the Texas Rangers and Texas DPS as well as the Schleicher County Sheriff's Office.
No ma'am, my bumper sticker didn't say "hardcore anti polygamy"
My bumper sticker read: HARDCORE TEXAN
You come to Texas to run an organization which leads to the abuse and neglect of children by breaking our laws, yeah, we're going to stop you.
Our state has a message for Utah. You cannot come to Texas and rape and abuse our state's children. We will prosecute you for it here, even if they're only little girls.
I mean Penn State and their coaching staff and Jerry Sandusky....look at those boys who were raped. Look at the outrage that ensued when it became known those boys, and the boys of the Catholic Church were not protected inside an institution.
Funny how we're just not supposed to get quite as excited when it happens to little girls. It's as if that's what they are for after all, so what is the big deal?
Not in Texas. Everyone else can do what they want and you'll get exactly what you deserve for it, too. When honor killings are common in your neighborhood, because by decriminalizing polygamy Muslim men have become free to keep their American daughters in concubinage too, let me know how you think it's all working out for women's rights in America.
We lost a women's rights activist in Houston. She was assassinated. Do you think anyone in this country really cared about a girl who emigrated here from France after her family left Iran? Do you think the media cared she had just almost finished her residency at a prestigious hospital, demonstrated publicly in favor of women's rights in Iran and condemned the treatment of women there, and had just broken up with her boyfriend and recently become a Christian?
She was shot in head in her car, while on the phone with her ex boyfriend. It was early in the morning on her way home from the hospital, almost back to her parents home, in a very nice area of Houston.
There are no suspects.
No one saw anything.
Facts are funny things.
Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.
The women of Texas will not be handing over their current absolutely legal right to be their husband's only living equal, to a bunch of Jihads and fundamentalist Mormons. And you cannot rape our girls and call it marriage either.
I like the laws just how they are, thanks. I'd simply like to see some more vigorous prosecution of these known child rapists in Canada and America. We have DNA evidence, lots of it.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happiness vs. Destruction

The right to pursue happiness is what defines Liberty

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.,_liberty_and_the_pursuit_of_happiness

Regardless of how any of us as individual citizens define freedom for ourselves, the Declaration of Independence is what we, as a nation, as a people of laws, agree should define our society. 
These laws are all supposed to be based on how "We the people's" original documents define them.

The pursuit of Happiness, like Liberty is not supposed to be removed from any of our citizens.

The FLDS goons have always loved to kill innocent animals. The history of their leader, Warren Jeffs is replete with tales of horrific animal cruelty. I can hardly think of a member who has left the FLDS that does not have a few stories to tell about what happened to the animals of their community.

Most people are unaware that at one time, Shortcreek once even had it's own zoo.

John Locke, whom many credit with the inspiration for this guarantee, wrote "That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.."

Intellectually it is clear that the children of Mohave County, Arizona, Hildale, Utah, Bountiful B.C., Schleicher County, Texas and many other FLDS enclaves across the nation where they live, are deprived of these things from the occasion of their birth.

If you are an apostate from the FLDS, or an activist you will eventually get the dead kitties on your doorstep treatment.

People have asked me what it was like when my turn came, and I have to tell them, if Flora hadn't been with me, I'm not sure how well I would have held it together. We were in Kerrville for the book signing, and another survivor had just joined us on the trip. She arrived soon after the book signing got underway at the Hastings. Flora and I had come straight over from a meeting with representative Harvey Hilderbrand, and he came with us as an escort from the meeting to the book store.

I had a friend there, an off duty police officer, who was willing to act as private security for us during the signing. A few minutes into the signing, Flora elbowed me and said, "Heads up, the family is here." I looked up, followed her gaze, and sure enough there was an FLDS man and two FLDS boys with him. They quickly disappeared behind book shelves. Flora kept talking and signing, and somewhere in there our other survivor arrived fresh from the airport. Flora told her, amid the business of the signing that they were there, and she recognized the man but could not place him. Our other survivor scanned the store with us and her mouth flew open and she yelled across the store at the man and boys, calling the man by his first name. Then, without hesitation she almost flew at them and you could hear her breathlessly ask, "Where is my sister? Is she okay? Is she here in Texas?!" Flora and I had to keep talking and signing books, but we could see her talking to the man and boys, although they hung back and were trying to leave and get away from her. You could tell they were suddenly very uncomfortable and wanted out of the store.

They had spent their time before she got there hiding behind shelves and peering over at us, as though they were either spying or trying to intimidate us. I'm still not sure which they were supposed to be doing. I was supposed to be afraid of 16 or 17-year-old boys, and a fat old man? But our private security was all over it and he was quite amused by what he perceived as clear attempts to intimidate us. We were in the store for hours answering questions and signing books.

Our safe house that night was a beautiful cabin owned by a dear friend of mine and tucked away on the banks of the Guadalupe River. When we came home that night, my friend's old dog walked up from the back porch to us, gently cradling in her mouth, a baby kitten. It was clearly dying and almost dead. We were horrified but it got worse. Right after retrieving the poor dying creature, which we absolutely knew the dog had not attacked or harmed in any way, she walked to the other end of the porch and brought us another. This one was already dead. 

It's really hard in a moment like that to think much of anything as you watch something completely harmless and innocent with its little life, destroyed and to suddenly understand that someone put it there, so you would know what they wanted for you, and your life, too. They want you destroyed.

Because I had two survivors, FLDS "apostates" with me, and I had brought them to this place, I felt utterly responsible for their welfare.

We didn't get much sleep that night. Flora, bless her brave little heart, got a shovel from the garage and dug a grave for the kittens, and quietly buried them in the dark. I sat with the other survivor, and our generous host and carried on and kept calm as it were. Though of course, I didn't really feel that way inside at all.

The first one had died within minutes of our finding it. We don't know what killed them. They could have been beaten, or starved or poisoned. I don't think any of us, in the emotional state of mind we were in as we looked at them, could have figured out what it was that made them die. They were just plain dead any way you looked at it. Their tiny little lives were snuffed out as easily as candles.

Someone, please, look at the picture up there of that poor baby creature and tell me that the children of the FLDS are receiving the Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness guaranteed to them by our Declaration of Independence. 

Only members of the governments of Utah or Arizona could look you in the eye, like Nancy McClain, Orrin Hatch and Doris Goodale, and say these children's Civil rights are not being violated, daily.

Nobody in Texas believes that, do you, really?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

How Predators Like Jeffs and Sandusky Groom

If you had a sick enough mind to want to manipulate a child into having sex acts with you, without complaining to anyone afterwards, what would you have to do?

You'd have to do exactly what the FLDS and Jerry Sandusky do. You would have to gain some sort of power and influence over the child's life.

A less sophisticated child rapist might simply kill them afterwards, or tell them if they tell, he will come back to kill their mommy and daddy.

But Sandusky and Jeffs were the sophisticated, civilized variety of child rapists, so they manipulated rewards.

Take a look at this 1998 FLDS run Alta Academy school reader. If this isn't grooming children to be abused, I don't know what you could consider it. They couldn't even locate a model that didn't have visible injuries to his face? They used it in the lesson! They taught these children that their hurts and pains were to be suffered silently. Does anyone else see how self serving this grooming is for pedophiles and child abusers? Anyone?

By the way, the "daddy" in this "teaching material," is now sitting in a Texas prison.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



A customer satisfaction representative for Dean Foods, headquartered in Dallas says that they cannot help that their products are advertised on TLC’s show “Sister Wives.” Stephanie Agulera, speaking on behalf of the company which provides mostly dairy products nationwide, says because the advertising was bought on ROS, meaning “run of station” that even though they do not support the message or the lifestyle promoted on the show, that there is nothing they can do to stop TLC from running their spots during the show.

May I point out that ROS ads only run in spots that a station or network cannot sell? That’s good news! Because it means many advertisers are waking up to the fact that they do not want their company or product associated with the crime of polygamy. The bad news is that advertisers like Dean Foods are still buying the air time on a network that is empowering an organized criminal activity, which is known to harm children.

Can you please take 5 minutes of your day to write or call this Texas based company and let them know that if TLC will not accommodate them by refusing to run their ad, which empowers the crime of polygamy, during the “Sister Wives” show, you expect them to stop advertising with TLC at all?

The contact information is below. Please be respectful but let them know this will definitely alter your dairy buying choices in the future, and that you plan to share the information with your friends and family both in person and through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Dean Foods National products include brand names:
Land O’Lakes [Butter & Milk products]
Silk [Plant based drinks like soy or almond]
International Delight [Coffee creamers]
Horizon Organic [Milk]
Swiss Premium [iced tea]
TruMoo [flavored milks]

Regional dairies including:
Alta Dena

Berkerley Farms
Brown’s Dairy

Lehigh Valley
Country Fresh
Oak Farms

Meadow Brook
Meadow Gold

Model Dairy
Swiss Dairy


Robinson Dairy

T.G. Lee

You can call Dean Foods at 1-800-395-7004 (weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT, excluding holidays).
Or write to them at:

Dean Foods Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 961447
El Paso, TX 79996
Or email:

There excuse reads in part:
” While we do have a very comprehensive media strategy around where we place adds, (that includes excluding networks and programs that don't fit our brand values) we don't get to choose when our ads will air as it relates to specific shows. The TLC network is an ideal spot for us as we feel a large number of our consumers enjoy its programming. However the fact that our ads air during the show, Sister Wives, is not a choice that we make. We simply purchase a block of time that we'd like to have our ads on air, and the network decides when and where to post during that time frame.”

Is this “excuse” for empowering the criminal act of polygamy in line with the Dean Foods Code of Ethics? It reads in part…

We Communicate early and often
We speak with “one voice,” delivering clear, concise and consistent messages
We ensure that feedback is sought, heard and considered
There is no gap between what we say and what we do
We communicate rapidly, honestly and frequently
We share information widely and proactively

Sunday, June 10, 2012

FLDS Respect and Honesty, and Me

How honest are the FLDS and the attorneys they hire to represent them? I have no doubts about the utter dishonesty of the FLDS and their leadership. Who is that, by the way? Is it Warren Jeffs, since he is still the "president" of the company, and it IS a company. Is he still leading the FLDS' business?

Will Warren decide if Willie Jessop will or won't be written a check for $30 million after a recent court judgement? Or will Lyle Jeffs or John Wayman? Does anyone know who is running this organized crime family at this point? Is it being run from a state prison in Texas? Is it run from the YFZ?

For those of you who have never interacted, on any real life level, with active members of the FLDS, let me share a story with you.

On February 6, 2009 I traveled to the Tom Green County Courthouse, in San Angelo, to attend a hearing regarding a 12 year-old girl child in Texas custody, who was the identified victim of sexual abuse. She was the girl remembered best as the tiny child in the arms of Warren Steed Jeffs, pictured as the recipient of a deep kiss by her new "husband."

As I was getting out of my truck that day, another truck pulled in beside me, and out came two women and a man. One of the women was dressed professionally, and the other was obviously a member of the FLDS, whom I had never met. I walked some distance behind them, and the man was walking close to the FLDS woman. The two were in discussion. The professional looking woman was lugging her purse and some bags.

As the group of three reached the steps of the courthouse, I watched the man and FLDS woman start up the steps ahead of the woman I now presumed to be his assistant, since she struggled with the bags all by herself, all the way up the courthouse steps.

When I got to the top of the steps still behind them, the security guard inside the courthouse asked me to place my bag in the bin in front of me for x-ray, which I did. Then he asked if I had a cell phone, which I said I did.Then he asked me if I was an attorney, and I replied quite clearly so the group of the three in front of me could hear, "No. I'm not an attorney. I'm an anti-polygamy activist."

You could have heard a pin drop in the lobby of the courthouse. The three had stopped speaking and were staring at me. The guard explained I had to turn over my cell phone and I would sign to get it back, if I left the courthouse. I turned it over and filled in the log. Then I walked to the end of the table to wait for my bag to come through the xray machine. And I waited. Finally I said to the guard, "Excuse me but where is my green bag?" He looked at me, suddenly seeming uncomfortable and said, "I don't know. You don't have it?"

The feeling of panic that swept over me was almost indescribable as I frantically started looking around the lobby, and finally my eyes came to rest on the back of the man with the two women. There he was, standing in front of the elevator, holding MY BAG!

"He's got it!" I yelled, and pointed. The guard looked over at him and the man looked at the elevator door which was opening, and back to me, then chuckled and started walking back towards us at the x-ray table. He extended the bag out to my reach and said it was an honest mistake and he was just trying to help his friend carry things.

I took it back, standing there clutching it, and just flabbergasted at the audacity. I had, moments before, watched him completely ignore his assistant's struggles all the way up a flight of steep courthouse steps, and sheer seconds after finding out who I was, he was in possession of my bag heading for an elevator. And I was supposed to believe it was an honest mistake, because he possessed some sort of chivalrous, gentlemanly or mannerly nature? Not by my observation, he didn't.

Upon entering the court room where the hearing was to be held, I discovered the man, who had almost absconded with my bag, and the two women with him, had taken the seats at the table reserved for defendants.  I then sat right behind them on the first row. As the court room began to fill, the man decided to stand up and start introducing himself to people, "Hello, my name is Brett Pritchard, and I represent Barbara Jessop, and you are?"

The room was becoming ever more crowded and Willie Jessop came in with an FLDS woman and they sat right behind me. Then Merril Jessop came in, and came and sat right next to me. I was behind Barbara, next to Merril and backed by Willie. Mr. Pritchard eventually looked over at me and asked me who I was, and I repeated that I was an anti-polygamy activist. He sat down in his seat, threw me a backwards glance and smiled, then jokingly asked me if I were going to jump up with a sign soon and start protesting in the courtroom. I leaned back, crossed my arms, smiled and said, "Oh, no sir. That's not my style. That's not my style at all."

That was the hearing where I watched Texas give that child to a polygamist relative. That was the hearing where I sat behind a woman who had knowingly and willingly handed her baby over to be raped by a pedophile, because she believes he is a "prophet." Did I think about reaching out and yanking her head backwards by that long braid? Heck yes! But I didn't do it.

I think the real question here, considering the record of the FLDS and those who work for them should be, 'What will they not do?'

I will leave it to the FLDS to decide what my style is, but no one, not the FLDS and not the state of Texas can say that I have not acted in a respectful manner, especially considering what I have so far got back for my efforts.

Polygamy and Pedophelia: The Connection

Men who believe with everything in them, their access to sex with the most number of women in this life is going to provide access in the afterlife to more limitless sex, are doing it from a desire for power. That is indeed the promise of both Mormonism and Islam.

Islam promises 72 virgins for those who have martyred themselves for Islam. That's why Nidal Hasan obviously wasn't afraid to die at Fort Hood. He is a martyr for Islam now. He has a complete [in his mind anyway] golden ticket to unlimited access to sex with multiple women in "paradise," should we put him to death, which we should, promptly. But I'm harsh and old fashioned like that, and I suppose I believe people who are treasonous to their country should be put to death.

Mormonism makes the same promise but adds the twist that they are required to practice 'the principle' of polygamy here on earth, in order to get their own planet and have limitless sexual relations with their "wives," in the afterlife. The women whose destiny is to be always pregnant by their "husband and god" so as to give birth perpetually to spirit children to populate the planet he is god over, will not be taken to this "heaven" unless their "husband/god" calls them to it after death.

So she can't even get to heaven without her husband's permission. That means in this life, she's got to "keep sweet" and press on...or she'll never get to the next one where she gets to be one of his multiple goddesses.

I'm sure none of this is getting any more appealing for the feminists I know. But what does any of it have to do with pedophilia you might ask.

We all know pornography is addictive for some men. What they start with is mild and they move on to wild, and some of them cannot stop until they have moved on to ever wilder thoughts of children. To any real feminist the idea that Hue Hefner has been good for women, or liberating for them in some way is utterly ridiculous.The man has done nothing but debase womanhood.

But let us move on now to the real victims of these sexualized religious beliefs: the children. Children raised to believe that their highest purpose in life is their sexuality are inevitably raised to be utterly obedient and submissive to the will of their religious leaders.

If a man is a pedophile in our society, he will most often start abusing his own children. they are in his home, under his authority and sheltered from prying eyes. Once his children have reached a developmental point where they are no longer sexually appealing to a true pedophile, he will stop the physical abuse and must now take a risk to find another victim. He must move on from the safety of the controlled environment of his home and become a teacher or a troop leader or a coach or a youth group leader or Sunday school instructor, or your best friend next door. This is when most of them, if they ever are caught, are finally identified.

But imagine you are a fundamentalist polygamist, with four or five "wives" and 17-23 children. You never have to leave your home for your next victim.

Marital Monogamy, found in traditional marriage, is for the protection of women and children. Any real feminist, meaning someone who cares about what happens to women in society, would take the time to do the research, which shows monogamy is the basic building block of a family unit with the most chance at perpetuating a society that is equal for all mankind. Even the pagan Romans knew as much.

I will never forget my friend Flora telling me that her whole life she knew she would never ever have more than two children. When I asked her, "Why?" she said, "Because that's all you can carry."

Take a look at this thread I found where current and former residents of Pinesdale discuss the rampant sexual abuse of their children in the AUB. This is the same sect the TLC's Kody Brown polygamists belong to, right now. Here.

You can read more about the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) here.

Q: Why couldn't TLC show Kody and Robyn's wedding ceremony? Why could no other family members even attend parts of their AUB ceremony?
A: Because parts of the AUB Mormon marriage ceremony are performed in the nude. These nude rituals in the AUB ceremony, have caused severe emotional trauma for many AUB women, who had no idea that on their wedding day they would be asked to strip nude and submit to the "blessing" of their most private bodily parts by AUB church leadership.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The YFZ Cemetery Saga Continues

The following is the text of a letter I've sent to the Texas Funeral Services Commission this week. On June 9, 2009 I was refused access to the YFZ Ranch Cemetery. I have been patiently waiting for almost three years for Texas to protect my right as a citizen to visit any cemetery during daylight hours, and to be given reasonable ingress and egress in accordance with state law. Although I requested mediation on this issue, none has yet been offered or scheduled.

FLDS attorney, Amy Hennington, in a letter to the TSFC accused me of "mocking" the FLDS when I put on a long sleeve shirt and long skirt to visit the cemetery.


I was not mocking the FLDS when I put on a skirt


I am including the text, and a link to this story that was published the week after my attempt to visit the YFZ Cemetery. As you can see from the news article, dressing in accordance with their "standards" was not a way to "mock" them. The UEP proposal put forth by the FLDS was, of course, rejected because it was a clear violation of the civil rights of non-and ex-members. No town has a right to declare how you should be dressed for cemetery visits, nor do they have a Constitutional right to have a church Bishop decide what books can be seen from a public street window.

The FLDS regularly violates the Civil and Constitutional rights of non and ex-members of the FLDS. That can be seen, clearly, from this documented proposal.

The proposal, which included the dress restrictions for cemetery visits, was made less than a week after my attempt to visit the FLDS controlled YFZ cemetery.

As for mocking them with my signage I offered to remove? Well, last time I checked, whether Utah plans to enforce the law or not [and they don't], the practice of polygamy is a felony in all 50 states of our union. If her description were accurate then anyone with signage proposing that illegal drug use is bad, is "mocking" drug users.

I also find it quite ironic that an attorney for the FLDS would put it in writing to a state agency that the active practicing of a felony is part of their client's religion. Wow! Has AG Greg Abbott, or special prosecutor Eric Nichols seen her letter?

AG's office files proposal to end litigation over polygamous trust land
By Ben Winslow
Published June 15, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General's Office has filed a proposal to end massive litigation over the real estate arm of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The proposal calls for a lot of land in the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., to be returned to the polygamous sect.

In a letter of intent and a proposal obtained by KSL NewsRadio on Monday, the Utah Attorney General's Office said it would like to see a pair of farms returned to the FLDS. Some land on the outskirts of town would be handed over to non-FLDS members.
"FLDS will complete the survey and division expeditiously," the letter said.
The attorney general's proposal also calls for the town cemetery and a park to be returned to the FLDS.

Ex-members and non-members can have "reasonable access to visit graves, but conduct and dress to be in compliance with FLDS standards."

A library would also be built in town, but anything visible from outside would have to meet "FLDS standards as determined by the Bishop."

The proposal is meant to settle litigation filed by FLDS members over the reformed United Effort Plan (UEP) Trust. In 2005, a judge in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court took over the trust over allegations that FLDS leader Warren Jeffs and others mismanaged it. The judge appointed a fiduciary, Bruce Wisan, to manage it.

For years, the FLDS were relatively silent as the once communal property was dissolved in favor of private property ownership. FLDS members ignored the changes and rules instituted by the fiduciary. Then they sued, arguing the reforms violated their right to freely practice their religion by consecrating their property.
A "stand down" was initiated after lawsuits when the fiduciary sought to sell some land to pay outstanding bills. The FLDS claimed the land was prophesized to be a temple site. The UEP Trust controls homes and property in Hildale, Colorado City and Bountiful, British Columbia in Canada.

The proposal calls for Wisan to be replaced, and a neutral advisory board made up of appointees by both FLDS and non-FLDS members. "This shows our best efforts," said Paul Murphy, a spokesman for Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

A judge must ultimately sign off on the proposal, but Wisan has already objected, arguing in court papers that it violates the reforms enacted by the courts when the trust was taken over. The Arizona Attorney General's Office has also objected, ex-FLDS members also have concerns over the proposal.
"It's all slanted towards the FLDS," said Katie Cox, who lives on UEP land and is on a court-appointed advisory board for the reformed trust.

For their part, FLDS members said in a court filing that they essentially agreed with much of the proposal. "We're very close to agreement with the Utah Attorney General's Office," said Rod Parker, an attorney for FLDS members.

The FLDS also paid $192,000 to the courts on Monday, as required by a judge for occupancy fees and housing costs. Attorneys said it was a good faith effort to keep negotiations ongoing.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Faux Feminism

There is a new column up at the Salt lake Tribune by Peg Mcentee titled:‘Sister Wives’ lawsuit opens window on modern polygamy' You can read the entire column, and I hope you will, here.
Among other things, Ms. Mcentee says,

"I have to say, I debated with myself at length upon hearing that the "Sister Wives" family won’t face felony bigamy charges in Utah County," and "What I finally realized is that, as a fervent backer of gay rights, including marriage, I could not gainsay the right of one straight man and four straight women to live together as their beliefs and convictions guide them."

I could go on forever but I am simply, for the most part, going to post the reply I left on the Tribune discussion board: 

There is so much wrong here that I'm not even sure where to start. But let's start with the sustainability of the polygamy lifestyle. Peggy, are you aware that every last adult member of the Brown family has at one time or another filed for bankruptcy, or that right up until the start of their very successful show, the family was on public assistance? Of course they are no longer on food stamps, thanks to TLC. But I would hazard a guess that TLC does not have a budget to support the rest of the tens of thousands of polygamists in Utah and Arizona. Have we seen Kody and his harem manage to get jobs yet? Their reality doesn't really seem so "real." Have you ever looked at a chart showing the food stamp payout to Colorado City, Arizona, Peggy? They get $8 in government benefits for every $1 they pay in taxes. I have seen "families" in Utah that collect more that $30,000 a month in food stamp benefits. That's because they are all single mothers, don't you know. The pain, the horrible pain suffered by women in the AUB, the Kingstons, the LeBarons and many other polygamist sects is very real, Peggy. I could go on...
But let's move on to the other polygamy you now have to approve of, Peggy, since you seem to care about fairness so much. What about Muslim polygamy, Peggy? Our feminist sisters in the middle east are signing petitions, asking for the banning of the practice, 80% are opposed to it and more than 70% of Muslim first wives say their input was not sought before their husbands brought home a new "wife," even though by Muslim law they are supposed to be required to obtain the first wife's permission. Did you know that 20% of the homeless population in Iraq's large cities are comprised of the cast off second, third, fourth wives and their children that the men no longer wish to support? or how about the woman in New York City who was so tired at work her physician employer finally pulled her aside to ask what the problem was, and she explained that her husband had recently brougt home a new "bride" from Pakistan, and now she and her three-year-old were sleeping on the floor of the living room, so the new "wife" could share her husband's bed. It used to be her bed.

Please hang out the welcome mat for the estimated 50,000 American Muslims illegally practicing polygamy in America. I think they should ALL move to be with you in Utah, where they will be quite safe abusing their women and children.

Please, Peggy, keep thinking!


Welcome to the new faux feminism. It has absolutely nothing to do with the welfare of women, and everything to do with a left wing liberal agenda: Women and children be damned!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SC Johnson Company Does the Right Thing

An update from my friend, Doris Hanson with the Shield and Refuge ministry, which serves those victimized by the illegal practice of polygamy:

I sent a complaint to SC Johnson Company about advertising on TLC's Sister Wives, here is their answer:

Thank you for contacting SC Johnson regarding our TV advertisements. As a family company, it is our goal to provide good, informative ads and we select those programs and/or networks that make the most sense given our consumer base. In this instance, we never intended to advertise for any of our brands during this program as its profile doesn't fit with the kinds of programs we consider. The placements were a mistake made by the network.

We appreciate that you took the time to share with us something that is important to you.


Consumer Relationship Center
SC Johnson

If you have time, please send SC Johnson Company a great big "Thank you!"

You can send them a note using the contact form. The tab is at the top of their home page here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Professor Christopher Kaczor

The Perils of Polygamy
May 21, 2012
Recent empirical research suggests that, in virtually every respect, polygamy is socially detrimental—to society in general, to men, to women, and to children.
In the course of history, approximately 85 percent of societies have practiced polygamy. Pushed by advocates of same-sex marriage and multiculturalism, some scholars, such as the signers of “Beyond Gay Marriage,” argue that it is irrational and bigoted for contemporary society to limit marriage to just two people. However, there is no bigotry in treating different things differently, and there are many important differences between polygamy and monogamy in practice as well as in principle.

Read the rest here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Corrupt Arizona Politicians

Nancy McLain ( R) District 3. House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Room 344. Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Phone Number: (602) 926-5051
"Things are changing up there, and it just doesn't seem fair to go backward in time when things are opening up," said McLain, a Bullhead City Republican who also represents Colorado City."
Rep. Doris Goodale (R).  House Wing, Room 310 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007. Telephone Number: (602) 926-5408"These are not multiple married individuals. They are married to one individual, and the others are celestial, spiritual wives," Goodale said Colorado City only offers an alternate lifestyle and does not practice multiple marriages and that polygamy is not illegal. She also said the bill is special legislation that targets only Colorado City.

There are loads of corrupt Arizona politicians but these two are at the top of my "Hall of Shame" list this week. Calling a politician corrupt is a big allegation. Why am I not afraid to call both of these women "corrupt politicians"? Because they are blatantly corrupt to the crime of polygamy.

They have refused to hear the victims who have been enslaved, raped, kidnapped, molested, beaten or starved by polygamist criminals. They have refused to listen to the top law enforcement officer of their own state. Even though ample evidence exists that the Colorado City police department is loyal to Warren Jeffs, and not the law, they protect evildoers, who have cooperated in the capture of women and girl children attempting to escape Colorado City. They have assisted in the transfer of uncooperative "wives" to mental institutions in Flagstaff and Phoenix. They have beaten activists in the street and driven young boys and men from the community. There is no justice or equal protection under the law at the end of a 911 call in Colorado City, Arizona, because Warren Jeffs might as well be the one who answers the phone!

Interviewed recently, both women were asked why they failed to support a bill that would have closed the Colorado City police department and allowed the Mohave County Sheriff's office to take over the law enforcement duties there.

Both women have been spending time with a lobbyist bought and paid for by a convicted felon's "church." Warren Steed Jeffs has been sentenced to life in prison, plus twenty years by a Texas jury, but the state of Arizona continues to allow Jeffs to run his criminal Mormon cult organization from his cell. And Doris and Nancy are listening to a lobbyist that Warren Jeffs is paying for....hmmmm. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Dear Doris and Nancy,

A big statue of the convicted child rapist, Warren Steed Jeffs, is about to be erected on the YFZ Ranch in Schleicher County, Texas, outside of tiny Eldorado. It is estimated to be at least 60 feet tall and consist of the image of the child rapist himself, Warren Jeffs holding the hand of a small girl dressed in a prairie skirt in one hand and a big Book of Mormon in the other.

I'll make sure and post the link when this monstrosity goes up, right in front of the giant amphitheater, which is larger than Madison Square Garden. You can see it here.

I hope y'all don't think too much about all those dead children in the ground in your district when you try to sleep at night, like I do.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dear Canada

Dear Premier Clark and Honorable Minister Bond,

I am writing to endorse a letter sent to your offices this week by Janicis M. Andrews for the STOP Polygamy in Canada campaign, which read as follows:

Prize-winning columnist Daphne Bramham has written an article that appeared in the Calgary Herald on March 9. Its title is "Women's Votes Matter, as Republicans Are Learning -- Is Anyone in Canada Listening?" Ms. Bramham asks why no action has been taken against the elders of Bountiful, the Canadian branch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Encouraged by the lack of action against them, Winston Blackmore et al continue to thumb their noses at Canadian law.

As you know, on November 23, 2011, Chief Justice Robert Bauman of BC Supreme Court declared that S. 293 CC, proscribing polygamy, is constitutional. He stated that this ancient patriarchal practice harms all society, but particularly harms women and children and contravenes their human rights.

Polygamy comes from the dark ages when women were considered chattels. It is mind-boggling that it is still extant in a First-World country like Canada. The year is 2012 AD, not 2012 BC, and we have a Charter that states in sections 15 and 28 that women have equality with men.

Concerned Canadians urge that:

1) You take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that the constitutionality S. 293 CC, proscribing polygamy, is confirmed by all Canadian provinces, and that you charge those men who persist in this illegal practice that subjugates women.

(2) Using DNA and birth certificate evidence held by the RCMP since June, 2009, charges of contravening S. 153 CC be laid against Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler in particular, and against any other males who have impregnated underage girls.

(3) That charges of trafficking minors for sexual purposes in to and out of the USA be laid not only against Winston Blackmore, but also against those parents who knowingly sent their daughters to be raped by middle-aged FLDS the USA.

(4) That the Minister of Education ensures that polygamy no longer forms part of the curriculum of Bountiful's schools. BC taxpayers are incensed that their hard-earned tax dollars are used to teach children to break the law, and to teach girls they must be subservient to men and accept polygamy or their souls will burn for ever in hell. This is child abuse.

It is unique in Canada for a province to have both a female premier and a female attorney-general. It presents a golden opportunity for you to be the first politicians to bring the elders of Bountiful to justice, to put an end to the illegal practice of polygamy, and to restore the human rights of Bountiful's subjugated women and children which for years have so unjustly been denied them.

Very truly yours,

Janicis M. Andrews

Those of us in the United States who have followed this case closely, especially here in Texas, know that dozens of underage female children were trafficked back and forth from Canada to Texas for the purposes of religious ritual sex with grown men in the FLDS sect. They were able to successfully do this by raising these children to believe that unless they participate in the crime of polygamy, their souls will be doomed to an eternity of hell. This is unacceptable and we would like to know when the Canadian government will fulfill its responsibility to protect children from this criminal sex enterprise by prosecuting the predators.


K. Dee Ignatin
Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Question for Mr. Romney

I think it is high time someone in the media asks Mitt Romney for his detailed response to the states of Utah and Arizona openly refusing to prosecute the federal crime of polygamy, in favor of seeking only prosecution for crimes against women and children.

Mr. Romney, what is your position on the decriminalization of polygamy in America, if individual states choose to do so?

Call me cynical, but nine years ago, when the US went into Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power, the running of the country was immediately turned over to the fundamentalist Islamist, aka the Muslim Brotherhood. Polygamy, which had been penalized under the previous secular dictatorship, was again encouraged, and practiced.

The condition of women in the NEW Iraq we have left behind is now worse than when we arrived. Now, fully 20 percent of the homeless populations, wandering and begging in Iraq's larger cities, is comprised of the cast off first, or second or third or fourth "wives" of Iraqi men, who have decided they no longer wish to provide for their concubines and the children produced from these Imam approved "marriages."

Times are hard, you know.

Add to these, the same Imams allow what are called "temporary marriages," which in fact are nothing more than religious approved prostitution contracts. These marriages can last as little as an hour, to as much as a lifetime, and children as young as mere babies may be "married" in these situations as well.

Utah and Arizona can legalize the concubinage of women if they want to? Personally, I'd like to hear Mitt say he thinks that's okay "for them," kind of like he says government run health care is OK for Massachusetts, because the states do have a right to decide these things legislatively, right Mr. Romney?

Just some advice for Mr. Romney: he should take a good look at the flag of the Battle of San Jacinto at the top of this page. It was a gift from the women of Kentucky and Ohio, who sent their men to Texas to win it from the Mexicans.

Somebody's going to have to KILL a LOT of Texas women before such a thing is ever allowed down here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mayor Parker: Find Gelareh's Killer


*********PRESS RELEASE*********

Media Contact: For Immediate Release

K. Dee Ignatin January 17, 2012

Executive Director

512- 216-6184


Austin, Texas - Board members and the executive director at Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada and the Child Protection Project have sent a letter to Houston Mayor Annise Parker expressing both shock and disappointment that Houston police have discovered the body of a slain civil rights activist in Houston.

30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a medical student who was studying molecular genetic technology at a Texas medical center was found shot to death Monday, near the home she shared with her parents. Law enforcement officials say they do not believe she was “targeted,” however there have been no reports of anything taken from the car, and initial reports indicate an unknown gunman approached the car, a little after midnight, and killed Ms. Bagherzadeh with a gunshot through the passenger side window.

Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy, STOP Polygamy in Canada Society and the Child Protection Project have been made aware that Ms. Bagherzadeh was a vocal advocate for the rights of women in her native country of Iran, and was known for her open defiance against the current Iranian regime, which continues to violate the human rights of its own people, especially women, in the name of religion.

We beseech the leadership and law enforcement authorities in Houston to leave no stone unturned to find the person or persons responsible for the assassination of an international human rights advocate, ironically no less, on MLK Day.

News reports are now incorrectly stating this woman had “no known enemies.” On the contrary, those with the CPP, SPICS and the AAAP believe Ms. Bagherzadeh was a woman with many enemies, and we hope that the City of Houston and Mayor Annise D. Parker will provide law enforcement with all the resources necessary to successfully bring her killer[s] to justice.

Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy is a non-profit, conservative feminist, human rights organization, based in Texas. The AAAP is dedicated to educating the public on the human rights abuses inherent within the cultural practice of polygamy, worldwide and within the United States, and the potential dangers of decriminalization of the felony practice.

Child Protection Project is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of child abuse within polygamy and other religious organizations. We are particularly interested in how institutions, especially churches, ignore child abuse reporting requirements; and thus cause unnecessary suffering and pain to children and families. Our religious institutions must be good corporate citizens because their mandate as tax-exempt beneficial, charitable organizations requires that children entrusted to their care be safe.

Stop Polygamy in Canada Society (SPCS) advocates for women, children and young boys caught in the clutches of polygamy. Polygamy is the practice of one man taking more than one wife. Section 293 of the
Criminal Code of Canada bans the practice of polygamy. Sections 15 & 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms give equality rights to women.