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Church of Lies

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Church of Lies by Flora Jessop
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From the Preface: "My name is Flora Jessop. I've been called apostate, vigilante, and crazy bitch, and maybe I am. But some people call me a hero, and I'd like to think they're right too. If I am a hero, maybe it's because every time I can play a part in saving a child or a woman from a life of servitude and degradation, I'm saving a little piece of me, too. I was one of twenty-eight children born to my dad and his three wives. Indoctrinated to believe that the outside world was evil, and that I resided among the righteous, I was destined to marry a man chosen for me by the Prophet. I would then live in harmony with my sister-wives, bear many children, and obey and serve my future husband in this life and throughout eternity. But my innocence didn't last long. While still a child, I understood that the church of the righteous was nothing but a church of lies. When I was eight years old my father sexually molested me for the first time, raping me when I was twelve. I tried to kill myself. Beaten, molested, taunted, and abused by family members alleging they only wanted to save my soul became a daily routine, I ran from this abuse more than once in my early teens--even attempting to cross the desert on foot. My family hunted me down. I thought government agencies would provide me safety if I reported my father. Instead, police and social services colluded with the FLDS to return me to my family and I ended up back inside polygamy, right where I started." Flora goes on from there to tell the dramatic true story of how she ultimately escaped and has been fighting against frustrating obstacles with hard fought successes in rescuing women and children from the FLDS. It's a story you can't put down.

Author Biography

Flora Jessop has recently appeared?as?one of the leading spokewomen on?cult of polygamy?on CNN, Fox, Nancy Grace, USA Today and elsewhere regarding the?controversial rescue and removal of 400 children from the FLDS stronghold in Texas. Has 15,500 separate pages in Google related to her activities as the main force behind Warren Jeffs' arrest and conviction.?Appears in Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven as a stunning and dramatic young girl who?grew up in the notorious Warren Jeffs' polygamy cult. At 13 she?took?her sexual abusive father to court, but the judge?called her?"a liar." After two years of solitary confinement at her uncle's home, she was forced to marry a cousin, but escaped shortly thereafter. Spent five years on the road as a fugitive in hiding, then married, settled down and put her anger to work, trying to rescue her sister Ruby Jessop (still in cult confinement) and eventually gaining widespread support for her action oriented helpthechildbrides.com and Child Protection Project. Has appeared and been interviewed on 60 Minutes (CBS), America's Most Wanted with John Walsh, Dr. Phil, Deborah Norville, O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, Larry King Live, Court TVV, the LA Times, New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, People and in several documentaries about Mormon polygamy and the criminal cult?of Warren Jeffs. She has been approached by several movie companies and book publishers, but never before now agreed to tell her story. Paul T. Brown, co-author's?most recent book Escape in Iraq: The Thomas Hammil Story, was on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Release date Australia
March 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Jossey Bass Wiley
Pages
320
Dimensions
153x227x22
ISBN-13
9780470565469
Product ID
3881760

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