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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sons and Daughters of Perdition

The above movie is about young boys thrown out of their polygamy community into a world they are not prepared for.

The story below is about a young woman who escaped the forced marriage she was in. Christian Churches are working in Utah and Wyoming to help these people escape this terrible life.

"I left my polygamist community suddenly in response to an abusive situation. I did not have a clear plan in place as to how I would be able to take care of my four young children and myself. In much dismay, I found myself on the doorstep of a wonderful family of strangers willing to help us. We had not much more than a few garbage bags full of clothes and belongings. Due to the teachings that I had been exposed to over the years, I had a profound distrust of "gentiles." In contradiction to this, we were instead surrounded by love, and all our needs were met too. We were provided with food, shelter, guidance, counseling and new found friends. Without this support, it would have been near impossible to transition into a world of normalcy and acceptance. I will be forever grateful for this help, and hope that many more to follow will find this same kind of encouragement and tangible support."

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