Warren Jeffs, leader of the FLDS group that marries young girls off to old, creepy men, was convicted last week. Many of you probably already knew this, but I still wanted to touch on it, as polygamy is a personal interest of mine.
My very first book, SISTERWIFE, (which you can download for FREE from my site, www.nataliercollins.com) was written before polygamy hit the media waves and began garnering so much interest in America and across the world. It was written before Tom Green paraded his bevy of Barbie Dolls on national talk shows, and before Brian David Mitchell decided young Elizabeth Smart would be a good bride for him.
I’m not psychic, but I could see–from the day I heard about it really–just how dangerous polygamy could be. Give that kind of religious belief system to a sick and twisted mind, and watch them run with it…. And boy, they’ve done some running.
In his trial, Jeffs admitted he was not a prophet. He was just doing what he’d been told to do. What his father had told him would be his calling. And what the beliefs of Joseph Smith told him were “the true and everlasting covenant.” While I know this is hard for modern-day Mormons to here, Jeffs and his cronies are living the LDS Church like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young taught it. Some of them, like Jeffs, don’t even really believe it.
And how sad is that for the young girls they are sentencing to a life of servitude and sexual slavery, and the young men they are ousting from their homes and communities. Utah’s Lost Boys are just as much victims of this horrible way of life.
I would hope the conviction of Jeffs is just one more nail in the coffin of this type of depravity.
And speaking of depravity, Britney Spears has temporarily lost custody of her children. To her HUSBAND, mind you. Who would ever have thought Kevin Federline would end up being the responsible parent?
Britney is one MESSED UP little girl, and I say little girl, because she and all her fellow partiers, many of whom are now comdemning her, have no grasp of reality. Too much money, too much fame and too many yes people all gathered around her have resulted in twisting her grasp of reality. In short, our society has created this monster. Now don’t get me wrong, I feel like she was a harm to these children. She didn’t ever think this would happen, as she went PARTYING a day or days before she was due back in court to prove to the judge she DIDN’T party.
And maybe this was just a way for Kevin Federline to get more money out of the cash cow, but whatever his reasons were, he now has the kids. What’s going to become of them? Again, the children are the victims.
I see it as another tiny bit of justice that the courts would say to Britney, “You can’t DO this. You can do drugs, and drink irresponsibly, and hit someone else’s car and just drive away. It doesn’t WORK that way. These are babies, we have laws, and it doesn’t matter HOW much money you have, you have to pay the piper.”
But she probably looked at OJ Simpson, and figured, “Hey, he killed his wife, ya’all, and he got away with it. What’s a little ecstasy when you have money?”
I don’t know what the ultimate outcome for Britney will be (Weenie Rat Face, as I like to call him, is going to PRISON, baby), but the ultimate LESSON should be TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS. You had these babies, now it’s time to raise them. Will it happen? Who knows.
So there’s my rant for the day. Speak up. Any opinions?
Oh, and don’t forget to check out TAPPED OUT, available today! It’s the second book in the Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series, and I hope you like it!