Posts Tagged ‘polygamy’

Amy Berg’s “Prophet’s Prey” and the FLDS

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

FLDS wives of warren jeffs

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Hello 2015! We’re back. (We were never gone, really. We’re still answering all your emails)

One of the questions we continue to get is about our religion. Do we belong to a particular denomination? Are we Mormons, Christians, Muslims, or atheists? The simple answer is that we are plainjane Christians. There are a few atheists in our organization. We let them be, of course.

The articles on Stepford Wives Organization reflect a broad range of religions because we research many different cultures and aspects of religion to edify the tenets of the traditional family unit. We believe the man is the head of the household, and the wife is his helpmeet.

There’s a huge pool of information to draw from. We are particularly acquainted with the teachings of the Mormons and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because as you know, our beloved guide book Fascinating Womanhood and the companion book Man of Steel and Velvet were written by the husband and wife team of Aubrey Andelin and Helen Andelin, both Mormons.

From that launching point, we went and researched historical sermons from the LDS library, including the devilishly difficult to obtain book “In Light and Truth: Raising Children in the Family Order of Heaven. The Word of the Lord Through is Servants, the Prophets.” A book only available to FLDS members. It is composed of sermons from decades of Mormon and Fundamentalist Mormon figures.

Now, we obviously do not condone the numerous illegal activities practiced by the now imprisoned leader of the FLDS, Warren Jeffs. But it should be remembered that the FLDS at one time, were mere polygamists. Though polygamy is a strange concept to us, it is worth noting that the FLDS, like the Amish, existed for decades as an insular religious group in America.

We draw on anachronistic groups like the Amish and Mennonites purely for their old fashion beliefs regarding men and women, husband and wife. At the Stepford Wives Organization (http://www.stepfordwives.org) we see everything right about the traditional roles a man and a woman upholds in marriage.

Filmmaker Amy Berg debuted her documentary Propehet’s Prey at the Sundance Film Festival recently. The film is based on the Sam Brower’s book _Prophet’s Prey_. You can see a clip of it below. It will eventually be shown on Showtime Cable TV Channel. There is talk of a limited release in cinemas across the country. It caught our eye because Berg comments that her film “shows how these tactics can destroy all freedoms and mold a person into a robot.”

Click Here to Read About Amy Berg’s movie Prophet’s Prey

“In Front Of Every Successful Woman Should Be A Man”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

As avid followers of the evolving ideas of traditional marriage, we at The Stepford Wives Organization are constantly scouring the internet and printed book matter for ideas and new information.

We have mentioned the polygamous FLDS (Fundamental Latter Day Saints) group, purely out of interest for their anachronistic ideas of traditional marriage and their views of the man as the head-of-the-household. After all, our favorite “bible” of marriage was written by a Mormon.

Now to be clear, none of us at the organization support polygamy, and we certainly do NOT condone underage marriage or child brides in ANY form. From a purely historical historical however, legal marriageable age in 13th century England was 12 yrs old, without the consent of parents! Up till the 18th century, girls at 13 yrs old married without the consent of their parents. Girls in the American colonies married as young as 9 yrs old. So whether you agree with it or not (we don’t), legal standards are a fluid concept that keeps fluctuating with the times.

Here is a wonderful idea from the FLDS group:

If somebody says, ‘You look pretty today,’ you’re to say, ‘Well, it’s because of my husband,’ or ‘It’s because I have such a wonderful father.’ ”

All glory, she says, must be passed on to the priesthood head, or the male with the highest level of religious authority in a woman’s family.

source: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/04/21/20080421polygamydress0421.html#ixzz3878Xs2Zj

We at The Stepford Wives Organization are delighted to give all credit to our men, even in instances where we were responsible for the praise. We see this as an additional dimension in supporting our men and placing them in a positive light. Because at the Stepford Wives Organization, we have a favorite saying: “in front of every successful woman should be a man!.

Obedient Wives Club OWC and Global Ikhwan

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Stepford Wives Organization has often been stated on the internet as the inspiration behind Malaysia’s OWC (Obedient Wives Club).

Because we do not support polygamy (but accept it if other groups chose it as their way of life) and none of us are Muslims or Jews, we can’t take credit for giving birth to the OWC. However, many of the traditions we observe – pleasing our husbands, agreeing with everything he says, and satisfying his carnal needs in every way, at any time, we do have many parallel goals with the Obedient Wives Club.

The transcript for the above clip is here: SBS Dateline Obedient Wives Club

The Stepford Wives Organization, which began in the 80’s feel that The Obedient Wives Club- which have been attacked by feminists and women’s rights groups, as well as the politically-correct-leaning internet pundits – have been given unfair criticism. Their book Seks Islam, Perangi Yahudi Untuk Kembalikan Seks Islam Kepada Dunia (Islamic Sex, Fighting Jews to Return Islamic Sex to the World), initially offered to the public, has now been withdrawn from sales, and is only available to members.

We feel the OWC’s teachings, like the Stepford Organization’s philosophy towards marriage, have been profoundly misunderstood. We have sent one of our programmers out to Malaysia and Singapore in search of a copy of OWC’s book, and we hope to review it and give it due credit and justice as a source of reasonably good advice.

If you are a member of Global Ikwhan or the Obedient Wives Club (OWC) and can help our person obtain the book, please write us at homemaker@stepfordwives.org.