“It took eight years of repeated attempts to escape before she finally was able to break away.”
Lynette Warner has made a new life since literally escaping from the FLDS. After her flight she was aided by Shield and Refuge Ministry and by our very own director, Kristyn Decker.
“Warner confirmed that [since his incarceration]. . . Jeffs continued to exert his power. It just got stricter and stricter since he was caught. ‘He said it was the people’s fault that he was caught because he’s perfect, he can’t do anything wrong,’ Warner said. ‘It just got stricter and stricter since he was caught. A lot of people have been sent away from Colorado City. He split up a lot of the families and told all the parents they were no longer married to each other, that they shouldn’t even desire to be together. And he assigned 15 guys to continue reproduction. He called them seed bearers. If the ladies don’t get pregnant they get kicked out, if they do get pregnant the baby is given to a caretaker.’ “
Our hearts go out to Lynette and we wish her better health and a brighter future.
Read the entire article by Ed Kociela in the St. George Spectrum http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/11/21/exclusive-on-the-edge-former-jeffs-wife-talks-about-escaping-polygamy/#.VlHGfd-rQcg