The most pure man on earth …(General Discussion #61)
All of us following the FLDS goings on are still riding the wave of Warren’s conviction and life sentence, but what does this really mean for the rest of the FLDS community and the jurisdictions where the abuses are taking place? Warren has been incarcerated for five years already, so it’s not like he’s suddenly being removed from his flock. Warren has remained in control of the FLDS even from behind bars, and there’s little hope that will change now that he has been convicted (again) and handed a life sentence.
According to sources within the FLDS and related to Warren and Lyle Jeffs — Lyle called the community on Sunday and announced that Warren is the most pure man on earth and is worthy of the flock’s continued support. End of discussion. At least that is the end of the discussion for most of the flock. They simply needed a leader with authority to tell them what to think and how to respond to Warren’s latest travails. The official dogma has been delivered by the acting Bishop and leader, Lyle Jeffs, who apparently speaks with Warren’s authority and on his command.
How long could it be before Lyle “pulls a Warren” and begins giving commands based on Lyle’s own sadistic desires and motives, claiming authority from the absent Warren? I’m not sure the FLDS community is any better off with Lyle in the prophet chair.
Make no mistake.. It’s a blessing that justice has been delivered to Warren Jeffs, and we are all so thankful for the determined and committed men and women of Texas who made that happen. But this ain’t over folks ….