Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Good news, I am sure, that the Nevada police have arrested Warren Jeffs, the Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the man with 80 wives. Read all about him here. I could discourse at length on the strange way in which such characters routinely appear in America. I could also go on about the alarming Jeffs women who screamed at TV cameras that they will worship what they "damn well like". The theological implications of such a posture are fascinating - "like" replacing "believe" or "know" is an astounding conception. But, for the moment, what is really striking about this story are the circumstances of the arrest. Jeffs, on the run and incognito, was stopped driving a red 2007 Cadillac Escalade. This is what we are talking about. I suppose that, in Nevada, passes for deep disguise.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:19 am