To explain: Ever since he went away to prison for sex acts with underage girls, he's been issuing a whole lot of crazy prophecies, predictions, and rules. His latest prophecy is that the walls in his cell would crumble, allowing his escape. His latest orders have been to annul all marriages in his cult and oh yeah, ban them from having sex for as long as he's in prison. Penalty for getting pregnant while it's in effect? Excommunication.
I may sound like a dick for saying it, but I would wear that sort of excommunication like a badge of HONOR. The above has had the result of large numbers of FLDS'ers deserting in a hurry, and those who are left, well, they've increased their devotion to him.
I won't cry if the FLDS collapses. Nothing of value would be lost. I'm more concerned with those who have to adapt to the modern world. I hope they do.
"Freedom is the dignity of men. The proof that he is thinking, judging, that he is not the digestive system that the modern time has made of him. May the modern time be the beginning of the awakening of the sleeping souls." -Captain Harlock
Post by Smurfette Principle on Dec 31, 2011 21:57:19 GMT -5
Social service organizations are reporting a surge of people departing the FLDS group, although exact numbers are unavailable. Holm thinks about 100 members have left in recent weeks from the community of 10,000.
"They're leaving," Holm said. "Groups of them are coming out. We're getting families that are coming out now. It's only going to get worse."
She has helped such "refugees" for years, offering a place for them to live temporarily as they try to establish lives outside the FLDS community. Mike Leetham, coordinator of Utah's Safety Net organization, said there is currently a shortage of "host homes" for people trying to leave the group.
Yeah, getting excommunicated from FLDS would be the best thing that could happen to these people.
I know a guy who got excommunicated from Mormonism. (He's now a Baptist.) It must be rather traumatic for him, because he doesn't like to talk about it. My mom suspects he is one of the "Lost Boys."
Being excommunicated often results in one being separated from thier entire social system. Quite often the only people a fundamentalist associates with are parts of his own congregation (after all, everyone else are heathens) and when they are excommunicated (or kicked out, in the case of protestant groups) they lose everyone they could depend on. This problem has gone so far as to cause people who deconvert continue to pretend to be part of a church so that he still retains his friends.
My grandfather was excommunicated from the Mormons. Of course, this happened about 10 years after he left the church voluntarily, so it didn't affect him as much. He used to laugh about how they had to fuck him one last time and it turned out to be a limp dick (yeah, my grandfather was kind of a foul old man).
she fell out of the ugly tree, hit every ugly branch on the way down, hit the ugly ground, bounced down the ugly hill, hitting every ugly rock and tree trunk along the way, rolled into the ugly bank, landed in the ugly river, and then floated all the way down to the ugly ocean.
Post by Shane for Wax on Jan 2, 2012 18:06:47 GMT -5
We left before we could be excommunicated from the RCC. Some people still believe we're in the RCC (like the group that adopted me out). I am told to pretend I am a good little Catholic boy if I'm ever asked when I try to track down my birth mother.
MaybeNever- Perhaps the solution then is to throw the chihuahua at the bad guy, then pump the shotgun while eating a big slice of cantaloupe. Am fear nach glèidh na h-airm san t-sìth, cha bhi iad aige 'n àm a' chogaidh.