Check out this video. Watch until the end. It's not long.
Apparently, after some of the mothers were returned to the YFZ Ranch, without their children, they called a press conference. For the first time since YFZ was built, reporters were allowed in. None of the men presented themselves for interviews...only the women.
I would love to say that I believe the last woman ("Marie") on the clip. But, her mannerisms and intonations seem exceedingly insincere. Her body language suggests that she's lying. What do you think? What clenched it, for me, was the fake crying (note that she's squenching her eyes and giving the appearance of chest heaving sobs, wiping at her eyes, but...there are no tears, no red eyes, no ACTUAL sobs, no runny nose, etc.,.).
"Ohhhhhh...forgive all man kind. And, I'm grateful for the many kind
people who truly cared. There were many who truly cared. There was one CPS
worker who said...*dramatic pause*..."We messed up."" - Marie
Rrrrrrrrrright. I didn't know that the FLDS gave out Oscars.
I can empathize with a mother who loses her child. I, honestly, can't imagine how horrible that would be. In a perfect world, children would never have to be removed from their families. And, as I've said before, I have no doubt that some of these FLDS mothers are brainwashed every bit as much as the children are. They're victims, too. However, these are the same mothers who've lied to state officials about the ages and relationships of the women and children collected in the raid. These are mothers who have proven, time-and-time again, that they will protect their husbands and the principle before they will protect their children. Marie - you really want your children back? Leave the religion wherein your six year old is pre-promised to a fifty year old. Simple as that. You can practice polygamy. You can practice fundamental mormonism. I think it's all crap, but just doing those things isn't breaking any laws or hurting a child. However, what has been done on that ranch and in that temple is flat-out wrong! Find a fundamental polygamous sect where women have to be 18 to be married and do so willingly and no one will give you a second glance.