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By Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook

Rebecca Musser grew up in worry, concealing her family's polygamous way of life from the "dangerous" outdoors international. lined head-to-toe in strict, modest garments, she obtained a rigorous schooling at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' college headed through Warren Jeffs. regularly looking to be an obedient Priesthood woman, in her youngsters she grew to become the 19th spouse of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. eventually sickened through the abuse she suffered and observed round her, she pulled off a bold break out and sought to construct a brand new lifestyles and kin.

The church, even though, had a fashion of pulling her again in-and by way of 2007, Rebecca had no selection yet to take the witness stand opposed to the hot prophet of the FLDS with a view to safeguard her little sisters and different younger ladies from being pressured to marry at shockingly younger a while. the subsequent yr, Rebecca and the remainder of the area watched as a staff of Texas Rangers raided the longing for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's next testimony could display the awful secrets and techniques occurring at the back of closed doorways of the temple, sending their leaders to criminal for years, and Warren Jeffs for all times.

THE WITNESS WORE pink is a gripping account of 1 woman's fight to flee the perverse embody of non secular fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a brave tale of wish and transformation.

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I used to be astounded that Corrie’s sister thought of being eaten by way of fleas as a miracle, due to the fact that they saved the guards away so the prisoners wouldn't be killed for learning the Bible. might there be miracles in even the toughest of events? My mother’s tales looked as if it would validate that concept. yet I couldn’t wrap my head round the contradiction that the Jews didn’t perform plurality, and hence couldn’t be God’s selected humans. Worse than that, they'd killed Jesus Christ! So why may God appear miraculously in the course of the Holocaust? Or, if he was once a merciful God, as Corrie’s sister steered, then why may he let such achingly awful affliction within the first position? My brain roiled with those questions. I additionally drew own connections among the reports of the ladies within the ebook and my very own existence. the ladies within the camp shared one bottle of diet drops, which miraculously by no means ran out. The Mormon pioneers had countless numbers of comparable tales, ones I’d been informed all my existence. yet I needed to ask myself, might i've got shared my supplementations less than these conditions? I was hoping i'd, yet I wasn’t convinced. i determined to turn out to be the type of one who could examine others’ wishes even if the results have been life-and-death. in a different way, what used to be the purpose of existence? whilst Irene obtained a brand new colour tv set, Dad gave mother her fuzzy black-and-white one. quite often the television had a towel or laundry draped over it, yet sometimes we might watch an “appropriate” software after tuition. Uncle Roy had admonished households in church time and again: disgrace on you mom and dad, for permitting those evils of immorality to be within the lives of your kids correct on your personal houses! one of many instruments mom and dad have allowed into the house that creates this immorality is the tv. … when you simply flood them with evil, and allow them to see all of the nakedness and corruption, and they’re no longer ready to withstand it, they are going to clearly lean towards it. Little residence at the Prairie and Disney Sunday motion picture have been secure. Mister Rogers’ local and Sesame road have been at the record, too, until eventually the Prophet deemed them worldly and idolatrous simply because puppets, like cartoons, have been an imitation of God’s production. the tv helped my mom keep watch over her stressed natives, specially with the child stepping into issues, the twins’ endless power, and her 11th baby at the means. Aunt Irene created a lending library that integrated Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Heidi, Anchors Away, and Brigadoon—generally older movies, and regularly G-rated. a couple of full-length Disney positive factors snuck via for it slow, even supposing they have been cartoons. I enjoyed Cinderella, snoozing attractiveness, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with the entire ardour my younger middle might muster. in fact, those tales affected my psyche, like every different younger girl’s. within the hidden recesses of my brain, I dreamed good-looking prince might sweep me off my toes, rescue me from Irene’s clutches, and hold me away to stay fortunately ever after! although, our teachings acknowledged sincerely that the Prophet will be encouraged with the data of which guy will be my ideal husband, the single to whom i'd continually defer and retain candy.

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