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FLDS faithful may be moving here

Published: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Nobody outside the FLDS knows exactly what this massive structure at the Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, is for, but it may be subject to seizure and forfeiture if the State of Texas has its way.

 

According to a Dec. 4 article by Matthew DeLuca in Newsweek/The Daily Beast, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) may be making their way to the Custer County compound.
As Texas moves to seize the FLDS Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, FLDS members may look for a safe haven here.
Kathy Mankin, co-owner of The Eldorado Success with her husband, Randy,  said the FLDS businesses there and in San Angelo, Texas, have moved away. “They are gone,” she said. No one knows for sure where they went. 
According to DeLuca, Isaac Wyler, a former FLDS member who lives in Colorado City, Ariz., said he had heard that a lot of FLDS members, especially the workers, have moved to the Custer County property. This property contains six residential structures with a total of 61 bedrooms.
Sam Brower, private investigator and author of “Prophets Prey,” said, in DeLuca’s article, “We only know this heavy equipment has left Texas and there is a lot of heavy equipment now in South Dakota.”

According to a Dec. 4 article by Matthew DeLuca in Newsweek/The Daily Beast, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) may be making their way to the Custer County compound.

As Texas moves to seize the FLDS Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, FLDS members may look for a safe haven here.

Kathy Mankin, co-owner of The Eldorado Success with her husband, Randy,  said the FLDS businesses there and in San Angelo, Texas, have moved away. “They are gone,” she said. No one knows for sure where they went. 

According to DeLuca, Isaac Wyler, a former FLDS member who lives in Colorado City, Ariz., said he had heard that a lot of FLDS members, especially the workers, have moved to the Custer County property. This property contains six residential structures with a total of 61 bedrooms.

Sam Brower, private investigator and author of “Prophets Prey,” said, in DeLuca’s article, “We only know this heavy equipment has left Texas and there is a lot of heavy equipment now in South Dakota.”

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CaboCara
December 13th, 2012 at 13:40pm

People need to understand that polygamy is NOT all “sister wives” and “big love” or the Dargers. UT, AZ and other states in fact DO "turn a blind eye" to FLDS polygamy where children (girls as young as 12) are married off to much older men and then live off of welfare, food stamps and Medicaid (known as "bleeding the beast")... as discussed in new book "plygs", a fact based journalistic view at the REAL world of polygamy... Warren Jeffs, the leader of this group (serving a life sentence for child rape) has recently ordered that only 15 men in the group can procreate with ANY of the women of their choice within the group… and just 2 weeks ago from his jail cell in TX he has ordered the businesses on the UT/AZ border be closed, apparently predicted an apocalypse and told his followers to build backpacks and be ready to go at a moments notice. He has banned consumption of oatmeal, corn, turnips and dairy products....This ALL after the findings of his journal about a bed ordered to be specially made for the purpose of sexually assaulting hundreds of young girls were outlined in pages of a diary he referred to as 'priesthood records'. He told his followers the bed must be made of hardwood, sturdy so it wouldn't rattle, long enough to hold his frame and covered with a plastic sheet to 'protect the mattress from what will happen on it'.... now a lot of the families from TX have moved out of the ranch... this means that many young girls are being moved across state lines to SD and CO or even across the border to Canada this is human trafficking for sexual reasons... another federal offence... the government does NOT seem to be doing anything at this time...this group in UT / AZ / TX are nothing but pedophiles and welfare cheats...

LBuzz
December 23rd, 2012 at 01:37am

After reading this I took a look at YFZ Ranch on Google Earth. The most recent images is dated 10/18/2011 and does not show this structure. As a civil engineering professional with some experience at aerial photo interpretation this is a very interesting site. Historical imagery shows that all the considerable development there has occurred since '04. There are two substantial surface mining operations, several large and busy equipment and storage yards hosting several tens of millions of dollars worth of rolling stock and materials, and a substantial waste water treatment plant. A quick search shows YFZ Land & Construction, with HQ at County Road 300, Eldorado, TX. Where did the money come from to set this whole thing up in seven years? They are obviously very well organized, well funded and have a clear goal in mind. Their engineer(s) have been busy.

Jennifer Fleischer
December 23rd, 2012 at 05:45am

The State of South Dakota needs to do something to stop this. Follow the pattern of TX and AZ and start seizing property. Those of us who work in ministry to the FLDS are very concerned about the silence from this compound and many have suggested it is one of their re-education camps.

These people are proud of 'bleeding the beast' through government and welfare fraud.

Les
December 31st, 2012 at 12:18pm

Here are a few things concerning celestial marriage and Polygamy. They never have been, are not now, and never will be the same thing. Many celestial marriages (sealings) are with one man and one woman. That was done in the early days of the LDS church as only about 2% of the members practiced polygamy! All others were non-polygamist marriages done in the temples.

When John Taylor was the President or the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he was also a polygamist with nine (9) wives. It is claimed that fearing the practice would be abolished; he secretly had certain men ordained to continue the practice. Their descendants are those people in the FLDS church. The problem with this claim is that only one man; the Prophet of God holds the keys to the kingdom at any given time, not many as is claimed.

When John Taylor died, the new prophet received the keys to the kingdom. These keys make it so that whatever he does in righteousness, is recognized and approved of in heaven, including discontinuing the practice of Polygamy. So when the practice was discontinued, those persons who rebelled and continued the practice literally stepped outside the boundaries of the true priesthood authority, and their descendants remain outside to this day. I dare say that if John Taylor had been alive and just a member of the church when the church abandoned the practice, he probably would have rebelled also. Who would want to quit after obtaining nine wives?

Polygamy is a family organization option that can be instituted by the proper authority. It is a principle practiced all through Old Testament times and ancient prophets practiced it with great regularity and were counted as righteous men and friends of God. However, in the New Testament, in his letter to Timothy (1 Timothy), Paul tells him the bishop and other officers of the church are to be the husband of one wife, not many. The reason Paul says this, is because at that time it was against Roman law to practice polygamy. He was simply encouraging members who were under Roman law to follow the law of the land, not disobey it. We cannot say the same about Warren Jeff who encourages disobedience and even criminal activities. By their fruits ye shall know them and God is not a liar.

Considering the very high tolerance level in our society concerning religious freedom, if it had not been for the rotten actions and selfish leadership of Warren Jeff which has shed an ugly light on the practice, who knows, things might be different for all, both inside and outside the FLDS church.

Here is another point of fact. It has been accurately pointed out that any church that does not have prophets and 12 living apostles in it at its foundation and calls itself a “Christian Church,” is absurd. Even though the FLDS claims a prophet, it does not have 12 living apostles. The LDS Church based in Salt Lake City Utah is the only Christian church with a Prophet and 12 living apostles at its foundation.

gretchen
March 17th, 2013 at 16:04pm

flds is a felony-based organization. sex offense felonies, money laundering, welfare fraud, and a string of other crimes. Whatever South Dakota can do to see what's going on at their Pringle camp (I see it as a prison camp)would be advisable. It's truly a shame. They have lots of innocent kids. Here we go again.
The law enforcement dudes in Texas are glad they have left down there. "They have hurt this community" and other remarks not flattering to them such as "they are not to be trusted" are in an article from a few months ago in El Dorado, TX.

Street
May 6th, 2013 at 00:18am

THE CHRISTIAN TRUTH

There is so much misinformation and outright lies in these articles and criminal alarmist sabre-rattling comments, as to make governments and even the worst criminals cringe and run.

Where do you start? The facts, the truth, will do fine:

1. It is universally known that for a long time now, the FLDS saints have restricted all sexual relations with young and old alike, while the masses have not done so, but continue in their crimes.

Whosoever looks on a woman in lust, in sexual desire, is an adulterer, a criminal, says Christ himself (Matt. 5:28).

To lust in the body is corruption and death (Gal. 6:8).

Few there be that find it, life eternal, NOT the masses, but few (Matt. 7:14), and that is achieved by sowing to the life of the spirit, NOT to the lust of the body (Gal. 6:8).

That clears up the sexual issues with the FLDS, and places those crimes right in the dirty laps pf their enemies, the enemy of Christ.

2. Now as for the other alarmist cries of dogs and addicts, it has also been established after investigation on investigation that points of fraud in the most faithful FLDS don't exist. Charge after charge has fallen flat, even with the fringe FLDS of Short Creek (non-chosen UO), where just last week charges of fraud were probationed after YEARS of wasted investigation, while the sex and fraud of their enemies grow and spread like a deadly cancer, as one of the plagues of Revelation (11:6; 15:1).

The end has come, the last plagues of Revelation begin, and the saints are about to be raised into heaven (Rev. 12:10, 14, 17), for the giving of life abundantly, while their enemies sustain the law of the land in the mass murder of little children.

God defends the FLDS wherever they go, even in prison. One ten year prison term last week ended after 13 months, and the caravan of innocent saints moves on (Rev. 11:11,18; 12:5):

We know this speaks of our day, not of Christ, since this was spoken after Christ had already been resurrected.

Only virgins are being redeemed (Rev. 14:4).

Yes, you will seize their property for 42 months (Matt. 21:38; Rev. 11:2). Then the end.

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