On today's episode, Oprah personally visited the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, TX. When asked, Willie Jessop denied that church members are taught that nonwhite people are evil. We have proof to the contrary.
It seems like every time these people are questioned by the press, they are lying through their teeth. The same goes for Betty Jessop (no relation to Willie Jessop, although who the hell knows because FLDS family trees look more like braids), whose mother Carolyn escaped from the sect with her children, only to have Betty return to the compound, of her own volition, four years later. In this clip, Betty tells Oprah that she doesn't know any females who were married under the age of 16, despite the fact that it's well documented that during the raid, 12 underage girls who were removed from the ranch were married, more than half of them already mothers.
Last May, Oprah had Elissa Wall on her show, the star witness in the trial against Warren Jeffs, that ultimately led to his conviction. She was forced to marry her first cousin when she was 14, despite her begging not to. Throughout her two-year marriage to the man that Warren Jeffs assigned her, she was raped repeatedly. Elissa wrote about her experience growing up within the FLDS, becoming a child bride, and how she escaped in the book Stolen Innocence.