Free Me, or Face Doomsday: Warren Jeffs

Sect leader writes bizarre 9-page letter about coming catastrophe
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2011 8:11 AM CST

(Newser) – If Texas authorities don't free polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs from jail, the world will soon end in an apocalypse of earthquakes and storms ... or so warns Warren Jeffs. In a bizarre nine-page letter titled "A Warning to the Nation—A Petition to the President of the United States of America," Jeffs writes, "Let this nation know I am with my people, and shall sweep the wicked from the face of the Land of America." The document was allegedly sent to the White House and federal officials.

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Secret Service officials wouldn't confirm this, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that one passage did zero in on Obama's previous home state: "I the Lord am soon to send the shaking of the earth in a place in thy land not known as a usual place of violent shaking, unto the loss of many lives. I shall cause a great destruction in the land of Illinois, to the loss of life and to your awakening..." The Review-Journal notes that two high-ranking Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members signed the document as witnesses "to the word of the Lord" as delivered by Warren Jeffs. (Click for more on Jeffs, who was accused of importing child brides from Canada...)

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