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  • 01:31

    The Writing Mama show: New York Times Best-selling Author M. Bridget Cook

    in Books

    Welcome to The World of Ink Network on Blog Talk Radio. Our mission to bring authors, illustrators and publishers together, but also help them reach their readership.

    Listen today September 22nd to The Writing Mama Show at 1pm Eastern - 12pm Central - 11am Mountain - 10am Pacific for a special show with New York Times Best-selling Author M.Bridge Cook. Mom's Choice & Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier will be talking with Bridget about penning riveting tales of transformation.


    M. Bridget Cook's powerful work has been showcased on Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, and in People among others. Bridget’s new release took the world by storm in September of 2013: The Witness Wore Red, the 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice with FLDS survivor, Rebecca Musser.  She is also co-author of best-selling Shattered Silence, the Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter with Melissa G. Moore, and Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope with former neo-Nazi TJ Leyden. Bridget’s stories continue to rock readers around the world.


    M. Bridget Cook will be at the St. George Book Festival October 24th and 25th. You can learn more at http://stgeorgebookfestival.org


    Learn more about our network at http://worldofinknetwork.com
    Find great books and articles on our blog or follow us on our Facebook Fanpage!

  • 00:50

    FLDS case 2008 - 2012

    in Blogs

    The FLDS is under attack!  Illegal raid, land seizure and polygamy prosecuted as bigamy!  Is this Texas or Utah?  Is this the United States with a constutitional protection of religion or some Totalitarian Regime?  While 'the people' are distracted with sensationalized stories of 'child brides' and abuse, this group is being persecuted as a political move.
    Tune in Friday Night, 7pm Eastern for the SIN-pin of the week:
    WITCH HUNT!
    http://www.paganspace.net/forum/topics/flds-controversy-case-updates

  • 00:59

    BTR Guest: Part Two - Former FLDS Polygamist Rebecca Kimbel

    in Religion

    Saturday 03/01/14 !2pm ET/11am CTRL/10am MTN/9am Pac Call in and listen, share comments or questions at 1-347-934-0379 or by podcast via the internet at this link:

    We had some technical difficulties on our February 8th program with Rebecca Kimbel that limited that interview to 40 minutes but what a great deal was learned before we were cut off. I am glad that we were able to re-schedule her for the conclusion and continuance of that interview! She was a former Fundamentalist Mormon Rebecca Kimbel who suffered under the victimization of polygamy. Rebecca who was married by Rulon Jeffs (who is the father to Federally indicted Warren Jeffs) will share her story and the beliefs of the Fundamentalist branch of the Mormon Church. How women are treated as objects for profit and much more! Please call in and talk to Rebecca for this special episode! She has her own website which you can aid in her efforts at www.RebeccaKImbel.com and a you tube channel where she has interviewed other polygamist survivors at http://www.youtube.com/user/rebeccakimbel/featured

  • 00:13

    The Witness Wore Red

    in Women

    What if you grew up knowing that God ordained the female gender to be ever obedient to men? What if you were reared to gratefully accept your role as acquiescent and subservient to your mate—never to speak out or complain? What if you had no voice and no vote?


    Rebecca Musser, the courageous young woman who stepped forward and, against the wishes of her family and the tenants of her faith, testified against Warren Jeffs, joins us to share her harrowing story. The Witness Wore Red is her riveting account of the atrocities committed against underage women and the men who dared to challenge the authority of the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.


    You won’t want to miss her spellbinding story of unquestioned power, unrestrained revenge and ultimate justice!

  • 01:05

    Parenting Abused and Neglected Children

    in Parents

    Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist and founder of Child Trauma Academy, and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Dr. Perry has been consulted on how to help children involved with the following high profile incidents involving traumatized children such as the Branch Davidian siege in Waco (1993), the Oklahoma City bombing (1995), the Columbine school shootings (1999), the September 11th terrorist attacks (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), the FLDS polygamist sect (2008), the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the tsunami in Tohoku Japan (2011) and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings (2012). 


    foster care adoption, international adoption, special needs adoption, older child adoption, toddler adoption, orphan care


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption can be found here.

  • 00:58

    Letter Of Courage & Activism From Rena Mackert!!!

    in Religion

    Join host Kristyn and her producer Paula on the letter of courage & activism from Rena Mackert!!!


    Excerpts from the letter:


    "My name is Rena Mackert. I am a child of polygamy and a former member of what became the FLDS. I am a seventh generation polygamist, the sixth born into it, on my mother's side of the family. My fourth great-grandfather, Isaac Allred, was on the first High Council of the Mormon Church."


    "In July, 1976 my assigned husband, my step-brother, announced he wanted nothing to do with polygamy or the FLDS. The prophet, at that time, (Leroy Johnson,) told me to divorce him. About six months later I was summoned to his office. I was ordered to marry the prophet's brother. I refused. I was ordered to submit to his authority, to 'keep sweet... Again I refused. During this meeting he contradicted religious doctrine at least four times. When I told him that Father had been molesting me, he said I was a liar and had the spirit of apostasy. Those words changed my life forever. I knew he was a fraud. "


    "I truly believe that decriminalizing polygamy would set human rights and civil rights for women and children in Utah back 100 years. We might as well bring slavery back.


    Polygamy is a felony and should remain so."


     


     

  • 02:59

    A look at religious shunning

    in Religion

    Religious shunning bars association with people who have been labeled as apostates, whistleblowers, dissidents or anyone the religion perceives as a threat or source of conflict.   Rob Robertson’s guest, Janette, has experienced shunning and will discuss this practice and the damage that it can do.   After twenty years of involvement in Scientology, she and her husband concluded that the organization was a sham.  They left … and were ostracized by the entire Clearwater, Florida Scientology Community. They lost their jobs, friends and even contact with some of their family members.  ”It was a very public witch hunt against us,” Janette says.   Since then, Janette and her husband met many people from various religious backgrounds, all with similar stories of shunning and corruption. Janette created a website called Truth Rundown  to expose the abuses and corruption going on in not only Scientology, but in several religious organizations and cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS).   Please visit GodDiscussion.net for more information and links.   ~~~   World Cult Watch, a weekly program that airs every Sunday night, is intended to not only offer news and information about cults, but to provide a forum where cult survivors — and those wanting to leave — have a chance to talk and receive emotional support.  Rob runs the “World Cult Watch” website. 

  • 01:00

    The Ramifications Of Judge Waddoup’s Decision To Decriminalize !!!

    in Women

    This is one of Kristyn's best show.  1st airing 12/18/13.


    Marion Munn, Ed Kociela and Kristyn Decker will have a discussion about the ramifications of Judge Waddoup’s decision to Decriminalize Polygamy in Utah.


     Marion Munn is a graduate student in the Communication Department of the University of Utah.  She is currently completing her thesis that examines media rhetoric in the reporting of Arizona's Short Creek police action of 1953. Marion focuses on how attention was distracted from the child victims of statutory rape in a community that later spawned Warren Jeffs and the FLDS. This raises questions about children's rights in polygamist communities today, and the discomfort that authorities seem to experience in prosecuting child abuse within religious contexts.  Marion has also worked with Holding out HELP as an educational advisor for those leaving polygamy, and is a member of SCC.


    Author Ed Kociela who has a knack for taking his readers behind closed doors.


    He has taken readers into the home of a family victimized by the nuclear fallout of the Cold War Era nuclear blasts at the Nevada Test Site in "Downwinders...the play," opened the doors to some frightening secrets locked away within a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous cult in "plygs," and can walk you backstage to hang out with some of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history in "It Rocked! (Recollections of a reclusive rock critic)."-- 


    “Disasters and hardships can be good fortune; each rousing awareness for the necessity of change.” 


    Kristyn Decker

  • 01:01

    Polygamy Uncensored: Conversations

    in Women

    with Kristyn Decker.
    Topic: "Surviving & Recovering" From Polygamy- a Man's POV"
    Willie Steed stared in Breaking Polygamy and Runaway Project on 20/20. He was recently featured in a pilot project with VH1, and was on the UNLV panel discussion with Kollene Snow, Christine Katas and I.
    After Willie’s father was kicked out of the FLDS cult, his mother left with her daughters to keep them from being stolen from her and trafficked to anther polygamous commune.
    At age 18, Willie also left the FLDS cult with nothing but the cloths on his back, to reunite with his mother and sisters.  

  • 00:31

    The Gift of RESPECT with Rebecca Musser and Mike Domitrz

    in Relationships

    Rebecca Musser is the 19th wife who brought polygamist cult leaders to justice.
    She has spent the last ten years of her life creating a new existence for herself and her family; as well as advocating on behalf of oppressed women and children worldwide.  She grew up in fear and shame while having to conceal her family's polygamist lifestyle.  As a teenager she was forced to become one of the 67 wives of 85 year old  FLDS prophet, Rulon Jeffs.  
    In 2002 Musser pulled off a daring escape.  "I scaled the tall fence that protected the Jeffs family from 'outsiders and wicked apostates'. In doing so, I became one of them."  
    In 2007, with the realization that her own sisters were at risk, she was no longer able to stand for the abuse.  Rebecca took the stand as a key state witness against Warren Jeffs, the new, self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS.  In 2011 Jeffs, who counted a 12- and 15- year old among his reported 80 wives, was convicted of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault of a minor and is serving a life sentence plus 20 eyars in a Texas prison.
    As the founder of ClaimRED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing dignity, hope and healing to victims of human trafficking, Rebecca Musser speaks nationally on behalf of victims of human traficking.  She continues to advocate for the oppressed, to educate communities on the plight of millions in bondage, and to inspire individuals and organizations as to the power of one person to change the world.
    Her book, "The Witness Wore Red" is the first time a wife of a modern prophet has spoken out in public.  It is an expose of the FLDS culture.
    You can learn more about ClaimRED and "The Witness Wore Red" at:  http://www.rebeccamusser.com/claim-red-foundation/

  • 01:00

    Discussion On The Ramifications Of Judge Waddoup’s Decision To Decriminalize !!!

    in Women

    Marion Munn, Ed Kociela and Kristyn Decker will have a discussion about the ramifications of Judge Waddoup’s decision to Decriminalize Polygamy in Utah.


     Marion Munn is a graduate student in the Communication Department of the University of Utah.  She is currently completing her thesis that examines media rhetoric in the reporting of Arizona's Short Creek police action of 1953. Marion focuses on how attention was distracted from the child victims of statutory rape in a community that later spawned Warren Jeffs and the FLDS. Marion has also worked with Holding out HELP as an educational advisor for those leaving polygamy, and is a member of SCC.


    Author Ed Kociela who has a knack for taking his readers behind closed doors.


    He has taken readers into the home of a family victimized by the nuclear fallout of the Cold War Era nuclear blasts at the Nevada Test Site in "Downwinders...the play," opened the doors to some frightening secrets locked away within a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous cult in "plygs," and can walk you backstage to hang out with some of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history in "It Rocked! (Recollections of a reclusive rock critic)."