Well, Trappees, this is a “victory celebration” kind of night, as a jury has convicted Weenie Rat Face, aka Warren Jeffs, of being an accomplice in the rape of a 14-year-old girl he ordered married to her cousin.
This is a HUGE day for opponents of polygamy, as it is practiced by Warren Jeffs and his clan, along with other Weenie Rat Faces.
Perhaps because of this ruling, a few teenage girls will sleep a little better tonight. Perhaps.
The LA Times said:
Much of the weeklong trial centered around dueling interpretations of the theology taught by Jeffs. He instructed women to be “submissive,” and said that husbands ruled by their wives were “weak.” He said women needed to follow their husbands “in righteousness.” He also lectured that women were to initiate sexual relations in marriage.
The accuser testified that she vehemently protested her arranged marriage to her cousin Allen Steed in April 2001, but that Jeffs turned down her pleas. At one point, she said, he told her “your heart is in the wrong place.”
She said Steed forced himself on her a few weeks after their wedding, demanding she obey him. Steed, who has not been criminally charged, testified that his wife was unhappy with the marriage but she initiated sex. He said he never forced her to do anything.
As is often the case, the “victim” had to go on trial here, and that irks me to no end, but I do applaud her courage.
Weenie Rat Face? Hope you like big boys named Bubba, because where you are going, you’re going to meet a few of them….. And you’ll probably enjoy it, too.