Thanks to an anonymous commenter who provided a link to the AP article containing this unique and creepy photo. This is apparently the bed that was found in the Temple at the FLDS Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. When asked by Oprah if the rumors of a bed in the Temple were true, Willie Jessop, Spokesman Extraordinaire, answered that the bed in the Temple was for the Groundskeeper. I don’t think Willie was anticipating the release of this photo.
Note the fold-down side rails and cushioned kneelers. (HUH??). And then there’s the Altar, which appears in this picture to be some sort of observation deck.
I can’t think of any explanation for this kind of bed in Warren Jeffs’ Temple. This has every appearance of being a ceremonial or ritual bed — for activities that are observed by various and multiple kneeling others.