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Dr. John Walsh, expert for the defense:
-They make their own clothes, grow their own food and pray in their spare time.
-Boys start to rebel about singing church hymns in their spare time. If they rebel, they could be ex-communicated from the church, thus term lost boys.
-Youngest I have heard of boy being subject to being thrown out is 14.
-We would find that lost boys had been unfairly shunned. But it would be harmful to keep him in community if they did not like the lifestyle.
-Have not spoken to anyone at YFZ ranch.
-Sexual relations would not be discussed in home. They don’t talk about sex with their children.
-Marriage they talk about all the time in their household and when they go to church. If you take away the polygamy aspect, their teachings about marriage would be the same as in a Baptist or Catholic Church.
-Traditional FLDS community out in Eldorado.
-Because of the persecution over last 50 years they developed an aversion to keeping records. So a lot of their history is going to be kept orally.
-What is the most accurate documentation to determine child names and biological ages on any flds compound?
-Oral history would be more accurate than written records. You would really have to go family by family. Some families keep accurate records of life events. Other families would not keep written records to determine name or birth records for fear of legality of polygamy.
-Whether a child engaged in underage sexual activity would depend on influence of parents.
-I have no knowledge of the impact of Warren Jeffs on this particular community. I can only speak in general terms.
-Believes flds members give children a reasonable education.
-Believes that a child who grows up in an flds community is fully capable of making decisions for themselves.
-Church teaches that those who are born with a disability they believe it is their responsibility to care for every individual.
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