“Shiny Happy People” Cult VS the FLDS (STRIKING Similarities) ft. @GrowingUpinPolygamy

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**Content Warning: various mentions of CA** Upon watching the Shiny Happy People documentary, I realized they essentially had all the same rules as the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints group (FLDS) aside from practicing polygamy. Joined by Sam and Melissa from @GrowingUpinPolygamy , we dissect all the ways the IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles) mirror the FLDS.

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Chapter Markers
00:00:00 Intro
00:03:15 FLDS, explained
00:05:35 Purity Culture: saving first kiss for wedding day
00:07:15 When Sam decided to leave the FLDS
00:08:44 What Sam thought about Purity Culture
00:09:54 How did Melissa feel about Purity Culture
00:11:09 Woman in Mormonism, and Object Lessons
00:12:26 IBLP’s version of Purity Culture – women as “eye traps”
00:13:11 The types of clothing in the Warren Jeffs cult
00:15:13 The origin of Mormon garments
00:18:58 In IBLP, a woman getting attacked is “her fault and a sign of God testing her”
00:19:31 FLDS Warren Jeffs called forced sexual acts as “heavenly sessions”
00:20:25 IBLP’s leader, Bill Gothard’s predatory behavior
00:22:06 “God can’t let the prophet be wrong” so obey
00:23:21 These cult leaders predatory behavior with children
00:24:55 IBLP shaming women – accusing tampons of being “devil sticks taking away women’s virginity”
00:26::40 Tampon usage in LDS vs FLDS
00:28:24 The boys in Sam’s FLDS childhood would make up names for body parts, because they weren’t taught
00:29:31 Multiply and replenish the earth – IBLP’s extreme reproduction
00:30:49 FLDS – birth control not allowed / woman’s main purpose is to produce children
00:32:30 “the murdering of unborn children”… if you had sex while pregnant
00:33:45 IBLP sees their children as property
00:34:42 Did the FLDS have extreme punishment toward children
00:36:09 Similarities in family/prophet/God hierarchy between FLDS and IBLP
00:37:06 The women in charge of the husband’s “worthiness”
00:38:36 Narcissism and God-like distortions in men in IBLP
00:41:42 Forced labor, when it comes to IBLP and FLDS
00:44:55 IBLP’s reason for encouraging having as many children as possible
00:46:47 Keep Sweet Pray Obey vs IBLP
00:49:45 the world is coming to an end, live in fear
00:52:18 Solitary confinement and child punishment – IBLP vs Sam’s FLDS experience
00:56:55 IBLP – having to stay silent if assaulted
00:57:54 IBLP vs FLDS homeschooling practices
01:02:52 Isolation from society – IBLP vs FLDS
01:05:57 “Dedicating” (blessing) homes and vehicles
01:09:21 Glorifying biblical/medieval times…
01:13:20 How cult leaders Bill Gothard and Warren Jeffs are the same
01:17:58 Not all homeschooling is bad
01:20:16 Linda, listen

Theme Song Produced and Composed by Christian Guevara

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Title: “Shiny Happy People” Cult VS the FLDS (STRIKING Similarities) ft. @GrowingUpinPolygamy
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