Since the trial of Warren Jeffs has begun, many shocking allegations of child abuse have come to light in the FDLS Church, among them are water boarding babies and in some cases smothering babies. Laurie Allen a former member of the sect describes how they treat babies after birth;
"They take children from the time they`re born and they just strip them of all their emotions. Like babies, for example, they water board them. When a baby starts crying they`ll hold its face under water so it will stop crying."
While I agree religious freedom is precious, water boarding a baby is not about religion it is about mind control and indoctrination. This type of abuse is about traumatizing babies and young children to warp their minds for the selfish purposes of the men leading this sick group. The scars caused by being water bordered at such a delicate time in any person's life will never heal and will have a deep psychological impact.
People often wonder why the woman in the FDLS appear to be such zombies, water boarding babies is just one tactic they use to control the minds of their members. Another parenting method in the FDLS to get babies to stop crying is cutting the babies breath off from the nose and mouth with a cupped hand, basically they smother the baby. When a baby cries in the FDLS, the caregivers are taught to place their hand over the baby's nose and mouth and smoother the baby so they cannot breath they do this until the baby stops crying. They do this to all babies for the first three to four months and eventually the baby learns not to cry.
This is just so sick it turns my stomach to think about how the baby must feel, just think about how helpless babies are in general. Their only method to signify that something is wrong is crying. Why the hell are we giving this sick group ten to twelve million dollars a year in welfare when they are breaking so many laws?