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Pro-Polygamists Glad that Fugitive Lyle Jeffs was Caught

     By: TruthBearer.org
Date: Jun 25, 2017
Word Count: 500 words
Cross-Reference: Lyle Jeffs, Warren Jeffs, FLDS


*It's like déjà vu all over again.*  Mark Henkel, National Polygamy Advocate and founder of the TruthBearer.org organization, responds to the news and is available to media for comment.


"It's like déjà vu all over again." Mark Henkel, National Polygamy Advocate and founder of the TruthBearer.org organization, responds to the news and is available to media for comment.

Old   Orchard   Beach,   MAINE,   June   25,   2017   -   Pro-Polygamy.com   -   Mark   Henkel   is   the   National   Polygamy   Advocate   ™   of   NationalPolygamyAdvocate.com.     For   over   20   years,   educating   as   a   professional   speaker,   writer,   and   proven   major-media   expert   giving   countless   interviews,   Mark   Henkel   has   been   the   established   voice   of   the   National   Polygamy   Rights   Movement   for   Unrelated   Consenting   Adults.   Representing   the   broader   demography   of   all   forms   of   polygamists   throughout   America   (beyond   Utah   and   Mormonism),   Henkel's   proven   experience   with   the   media   about   polygamy   has   helped   bring   the   movement   to   where   it   is   today. 
 
On   June   14,   2017,   FLDS   (Fundamentalist   Latter   Day   Saints)   cult   leader   Lyle   Jeffs   -   a   fugitive   wanted   by   the   FBI   for   this   last   year   -   was   found   and   captured   in   South   Dakota.   He   was   not   wanted   on   charges   for   polygamy. 
 
In   response,   Mark   Henkel   issued   the   following   statement: 
 
"Here   we   go   again.   Most   pro-polygamists   around   the   country   are   unquestionably   glad   that   fugitive   Lyle   Jeffs   has   been   apprehended.     Lyle   Jeffs   is   the   brother   of   Warren   Jeffs   who   replaced   his   now-jailed   brother   to   lead   the   FLDS.   Almost   11   years   ago,   we   adamantly   voiced   our   exact   same   opposition   to   that   cult   and   its   then   leader,   Warren   Jeffs,   who   had   also   been   on   the   lam   back   in   2006. 
 
"In   the   famous   words   of   Yogi   Berra,   'It's   like   déjà   vu   all   over   again.' 
 
"Now   in   2017,   just   as   in   2006, 
*   a   criminal   named   Jeffs   (this   time   Lyle   instead   of   Warren), 
*   leader   of   the   rogue   Mormon-based   FLDS   cult,    
*   fled, 
*   was   wanted   by   the   FBI   (but   not   for   polygamy), 
*   and   was   caught, 
*   about   whom   the   media   mis-reported   as   a   captured   'polygamist   leader,' 
*   and   to   which   I   repeatedly   informed   the   media   of   the   corrected   pro-polygamy   perspective.     Pro-polygamists   were/are   glad   Jeffs   was   caught. 
 
"As   I   said   in   2006,   I   say   again   now   in   2017.   The   FLDS   is   not   a   'polygamist   sect'   and   neither   of   the   Jeffs   brothers   is   a   'polygamist   leader.'     Around   the   country,   normal   otherwise-law-abiding   consenting   adult   pro-polygamists   of   all   forms   (whether   Christian   Polygamy,   Secular   Polygamy,   other   forms,   or   even   independent   Mormon   Polygamy)   have   always   opposed   the   FLDS,   the   Jeffs   brothers,   and   the   specific   non-polygamy   crimes   with   which   both   were   charged. 
 
"The   national   polygamy   movement   has   also   always   clarified   that   the   FLDS   has   vastly   more   in   common   with   the   'mainstream'   LDS   ('Mormons')   than   any   shared   commonality   with   Unrelated   Consenting   Adult   Polygamy   (UCAP)   around   the   country.     As   most   media   reports   additionally   include   a   caveat   that   the   'mainstream'   LDS   is   not   associated   with   the   FLDS,   a   likewise   caveat   should   -   and   must   -   also   be   added:     UCAP   polygamists   are   not   associated   with   the   Jeffs   brothers   and/or   FLDS   either.     With   the   same   vehemence   that   the   LDS   rejects   the   FLDS,   so   too   does   the   National   Polygamy   Rights   Movement   for   Unrelated   Consenting   Adults   likewise   reject   the   FLDS.     If   accuracy   requires   not   labelling   the   Jeffs   brothers   as   'Mormon   leaders,'   even   better   accuracy   mandates   not   labelling   them   as   'polygamist   leaders'   either. 
 
"Just   as   history   repeats   'like   déjà   vu   all   over   again,'   I   repeat   this   too:   around   the   country,   normal   pro-polygamists   are   absolutely   glad   that   fugitive   Lyle   Jeffs   was   caught." 


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Bibliographic URLs:

Polygamous leader hit with new felony charge after capture 
June 21, 2017 
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=44731592&nid=148 
 
 
 
Pro-Polygamists Glad that Fugitive Warren Jeffs was Caught 
Aug 29, 2006 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0046 
 
 
 
Fugitive's Arrest Good for 'Normal Polygamists,' Activist Says 
August 31, 2006 
https://web.archive.org/web/20060901145523/http://www.cnsnews.com/Culture/archive/200608/CUL20060831a.html 
 
 
 
Utah criminal case worries polygamy rights advocate 
November 25, 2006 
http://web.archive.org/web/20081205015729/http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/11252006/mainenews-ph-me-polygamy.html 
http://www.truthbearer.org/media/ap/2006-11-24-polygamists-say-jeffs-case-paints-distorted-picture/ 
 
 
 
Polygamy Movement Opposes Warren Jeffs, Says National Polygamy Rights Leader 
September 8, 2007 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/9/prweb552208.htm 
 
 
 
Warren Jeffs was Always Opposed by National Polygamy Movement 
Date: Sep 27, 2007 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0056 
 
 
 
FLDS was Always Opposed by National Polygamy Movement - Quotes 
Apr 08, 2008 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0058 
 
 
 
FLDS is far more "Mormon sect" than "Polygamist sect" 
Apr 08, 2008 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0059 
 
 
 
More Media interviews 
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http://www.truthbearer.org/media/ 
 
 
 
National Polygamy Advocate ™ 
http://www.nationalpolygamyadvocate.com 
 
 
 
 
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