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Thursday, August 4, 2011

DR. DREW - How We Escaped our FLDS Nightmare

The FLDS doesn't consider abuses against women a crime.DR. DREW was joined by two women Tuesday night who escaped the FLDS, which they say was a living Hell.

ELISSA WALL, author of "Stolen Innocence", spent 18 years in an FLDS compound. She was forced by WARREN JEFFS to marry her own cousin when she was 14.
FLORA JESSOP fled the FLDS when she was 15. She has been an outspoken advocate for those who have managed to leave the FLDS life. DR. DREW discusses how women are treated by the FLDS men. 


  1. Elissa - my other was a possession of the religion, my father, and how she was forced to treat her children. Sister Wives say the AUB doesn't have any of this. What do you think?
    Elissa was one brave woman to testify against Warren Jeffs. I know it had to be hard.
    I read this comment and had to share:
    The HUGE elephant in the FLDS room, which not one person (you included) reporting on this will address, is this: WHY is the American taxpayer funding the illegal lifestyle of these people? They don't have any legitimate sources of income, yet they even have their own Police Department? They get welfare, they get food stamps, they get govermnent agricultural grants and they pay no taxes because their illegal lifestyle is considered a "religion"??? Cut off the money and the FLDS can't survive, it's that simple!

    The federal government had to get creative in order to bring down Al Capone (by filing income tax evasion), so if authorities got creative with the FLDS, it would put an end to them. Take away taxpayer dollars from them and all the other religious scams.


  2. Matthew 18:6 ESV /
    But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Luke 17:2 ESV /
    It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

    Mark 9:42 ESV /
    “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

    Psalm 127:3-5 ESV /
    Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

  3. **They get welfare, they get food stamps, they get govermnent agricultural grants and they pay no taxes because their illegal lifestyle is considered a "religion"?**

    Do they get welfare? In the 2 states I'm familiar with, Idaho & Washington, welfare comes with strings attached. Unless you're disabled, you can only get it for 2 years, you have to enroll in a program to get you trained for work, and you have name the father of your child/children.

    Food stamps are based on income, not marital status. Agricultural programs are based on Federal land-use guidelines, not ownership.

    The only way to keep members of AUB/FDLS and other polygamist groups from receiving these benefits is to specifically deny them due to their religious practices, an act that would be ruled unconstitutional as soon as it was challenged.

  4. There are several states you can be on it for life.

  5. Can you cite your source for that information? Everything I've read - government documents - all state that unless you're disabled, the Federal government has mandated a 5 year lifetime limit.

  6. The FLDS don't take welfare money usually. They collect food stamps and file for Medicaid, claiming that they are single mothers.44% of the population of Colorado City ( the FLDS compound) is on Medicaid and food stamps. Source : Brooke Adams, Salt Lake City Tribune.

  7. I guess I call food stamps welfare.
    I saw a documentary a few years back that said it went like this:
    Women get the stamps and money for the kids - no baby daddy, you get 200-300 a month families first plus healthcare, food stamps.
    The women took the food stamps or card to the FLDS store on the compound, and they would get cash for it. They got to keep $100 of all the money, (kids and food) and gave the rest to their husbands.
    Husband took so much, then kicked the rest up to the prophet.
    How on earth could they be so rich otherwise?
    Take a man with 10 wives and 50 kids. That's a lot of money!

  8. Dr. Drew's show on HLN is the BOMB!

  9. **I guess I call food stamps welfare.**

    OK, it's just a communication misunderstanding. I think it would be easier these days to catch that type of fraud, since both food stamps & cash benefits are now received in debit card form. That gives an electronic paper trail of not only where it was spent, but what it was spent on.

    I have no problems with FLDS children or anyone else's children being on Medicaid. Health care should be a right, not a privilege.