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Ex-sect members escape polygamy but not pain

Date: April 17, 2008
Author: Eliott C. McLaughlin
QUOTE: Religion...is also used to validate the brainwashing and, in some cases, physical abuse employed to keep women and children submissive, said Marci Hamilton, author of "Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children."  The women are wholly dependent on the patriarchal community, Hamilton said. They often lack education and marketable skills, and they're told of "terrible forces outside the compound," namely evil people who wish them harm, she said.

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