Carolyn Jessop: Crimes of "Religion"-6/6

Sunlight Oxygen

by Sunlight Oxygen

“ We need federal legislation. Whenever a state starts coming down on these groups and starts putting laws in place that apply to the Human Rights violations and the child abuses that they're committing, they pack up and move to another state that's unaware. We need federal legislation. If you're in this country, people have rights in this country. Children have rights in this country.”

Carolyn Jessop is a former member of the radical polygamist FLDS cult. Working with the Utah attorney general on church abuses, she was crucial to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of FLDS leader, Warren Jeffs. Ms. Jessop’s memoir Escape traces her life, born into the sixth generation of polygamists and forced at 18 to become the 4th wife of a 50 year old man who fathered her 8 children in 15 years. She is the first woman to be given full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the closed world of the FLDS, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints