Warren Jeffs Claims to Channel Christ in Print Ads

By Annysa Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 23, 2012

While evangelicals debate whether Mormons are Christian, Jesus Christ Himself apparently is speaking through a disgraced fundamentalist Mormon leader, or so he says.

Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who’s been mailing bizarre prophesies to public officials and media in recent months (I got a few), is now taking out quarter-page ads touting a revelation from Jesus Christ in newspapers around the country — including Milwaukee.

The local ad appeared in two parts, on pages 8A and 9A in Sunday’s Journal Sentinel, the latter under the jump of a story on the South Carolina primary, featuring a photo of Mormon presidential candidate Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (And, no, he's not FLDS.)

The revelation says, in part, “Repent ye; now be full of humbling; all peoples shall be humbled in full way; as I send full judgments.” And it’s signed by two top leaders of the FLDS.

The ads have appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune and other papers around the country.

Jeffs is serving a life sentence in Texas for sexually assaulting two girls he married as “celestial brides” when they were 12 and 14. He’s retained leadership of the fundamentalist sect while in prison, excommunicating hundreds of “unworthy” members and passing on a litany of apocalyptic revelations, including a tsunami on the East Coast, earthquakes and volcanoes in Utah and Arizona, and the melting of Idaho into a sea of fire. Harsh.








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