Sunday, August 31, 2008

ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

Good morning, Blog Buds! We don't have a review scheduled for today, so I thought I'd post about this. I've never actually read this book, so I can't review it. Reading the reviews of others made me angry so much that I knew I would have nightmares if I read the real thing. To clue you in, this is the true life account of a woman who escaped the FLDS cult with her eight children. The FLDS cult is the same one Texas has uprooted on charges of bigamy and, most importantly, sexual misconduct with a minor (child rape). Charges were added to their jailed leader, Warren Jeffs, list of crimes as well. You can follow the story by popping over to the websites of any of the major Texas newspapers.

This past week saw the possibility of having our first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the possibility of the first woman Vice President of the United States, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. Yet, even in this free nation there are those who twist religion to advance their own selfish ambitions. Check out this book at


There's an organization which helps women and girls wanting to escape and to build lives after escape. Also, boys are thrown out of the cult so the girls can't choose them instead of the dirty old men. Help the Child Brides has information on helping these Lost Boys too. Pop over to their website-
While you celebrate the incredible advancements of womankind in our country in the coming months, please, let's remember those who still long to be free and safe.

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