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  • Church of Lies How Flora Jessop Escaped the Slavery and Sexual Abuse of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints and Dedicated Her Life to the Continuing Women and Children from this Notorious Sect
  • Flora Jessop
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 9780787994624

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Church of Lies How Flora Jessop Escaped the Slavery and Sexual Abuse of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints and Dedicated Her Life to the Continuing Women and Children from this Notorious Sect characters ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB From the Preface My name is Flora Jessop I've been called apostate vigilante and crazy bitch and maybe I am But some people call me a hero and I'd like to think they're right too If I am a hero maybe it's because every time I can play a part in saving a child or a woman from a life of servitude and degradation I'm saving a little piece of me tooI was one of twenty eight children born to my dad and his three wives Indoctrinated to believe that the outside world was evil and that I resided among the righteous I was destined to marry a man chosen for me. Flora Jessup is a bulldog After years of suffering mental cruelty incest physical abuse and religious indoctrination to become a champion of so many children also running from the FLDS please keep in mind this is a cult splintered off of the LDS NOT the same religion is a major accomplishment Something clicked inside and she realized this is not how I m supposed to live This is not right and did something about it She ran away Multiple times And finally succeeded in separating or as they call it became an apostate And became a pole dancer And a drug addict Then reclaimed her life And became advocate for daughters and sister wives Sadly it was the sister wives who constantly disappointed her and would return to the fold She pressured the government to investigate crimes being committed she gave numerous television interviews to educate America about these atrocities in the sandy regions of Colorado and Arizona And she won This is her story and I m proud of her for sharing it

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Church of Lies How Flora Jessop Escaped the Slavery and Sexual Abuse of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints and Dedicated Her Life to the Continuing Women and Children from this Notorious Sect characters ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB By the Prophet I would then live in harmony with my sister wives bear many children and obey and serve my future husband in this life and throughout eternity But my innocence didn't last long While still a child I understood that the church of the righteous was nothing but a church of liesWhen I was eight years old my father sexually molested me for the first time raping me when I was twelve I tried to kill myself Beaten molested taunted and abused by family members alleging they only wanted to save my soul became a daily routine I ran from this abuse. Flora Jessop was the first woman to break free from the FLDS and she started the campaign to help other runaways with the help of different activists I have read memoirs of women fleeing the sect at a much later date and things were much easier for them Even though they had a lot of trouble with their families they mostly did not end up on the streets Unfortunately that was not an option for Jessop who did drugs and worked as a stripper to deal with life and make ends meetThe author goes into excruciating detail about some of her ordeals which made me wince It was definitely hard to read but that s exactly the reason why this book is worth reading Her childhood is described in detail along with the abuse and the molestation and then she talks about her escape and finally her life as an activist which started when her younger sister Ruby asked her for help in leaving So it s a book about her own personal journey and not just about her experience within polygamyIt s interesting to see how the government wants to take the easy way out and ignore these people citing freedom of religion When it comes to women there are no rights anyway How can these children be sent back to their families again and again even when the State knows that they are sexually abused and some kids as young as 13 are pregnant That s pretty dumb at best and evil at worst Now that Warren Jeffs is in prison things have come a long way since the authorities were reluctant to touch the polygamists However there are still hundreds of women and children being held captive in these societies not to mention all the boys and young men being thrown out penniless and defenceless on a regular basisSome people are born with an innate sense of independence in them and Jessop appears to be one of them I can truly only appreciate the fact that she never buckled down even when she was being beaten terribly An outspoken critic of polygamy since a young age Jessop turned to activism when her little sister was pushed into a forced marriage Though Ruby had not managed to escape at the time this book was published she managed to do so in 2013 and has got in touch with Flora again

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Church of Lies How Flora Jessop Escaped the Slavery and Sexual Abuse of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints and Dedicated Her Life to the Continuing Women and Children from this Notorious Sect characters ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Than once in my early teens even attempting to cross the desert on foot My family hunted me down I thought government agencies would provide me safety if I reported my father Instead police and social services colluded with the FLDS to return me to my family and I ended up back inside polygamy right where I startedFlora goes on from there to tell the dramatic true story of how she ultimately escaped and has been fighting against frustrating obstacles with hard fought successes in rescuing women and children from the FLDS It's a story you can't put do. I read this shortly after its release when the atrocities committed by Warren Jeffs cult was first made national and international news Her experiences were shocking and horrifying Her clever actions to get free were inspiring What I most admired was her efforts to expose Jeffs evil to the world and work to make him accountable Jessop went back to aid other cult members at risk to her life She was and remains a courageous woman One that I deeply admire She is one of my heroes