AP (Associated Press)
On November 21, 2007, the Associated Press reported the sentencing of Warren Jeffs. In the report, Mark Henkel, the founder of the TruthBearer.org organization, was quoted as well, providing the reaction of the National Polygamy Movement. Among other media outlets, the report was picked up by CNN, for example.
As in other previous AP reports about the case, this Associated Press report was also written through a local Utah/Arizona perspective because Mormon Polygamist FLDS sect leader Warren Jeffs was from that geographic area. After reporting from such smaller, local perspectives, the report then also included the pro-polygamy reaction from the larger national movement. That's where the report quoted Mr. Henkel. The portion of the report, therefore, which directly pertains to Mr. Henkel and the TruthBearer.org oranization is as follows:
Advocates both for and against polygamy lauded the sentence.
"We're very glad he's going to prison," said Mark Henkel, founder of the polygamy-advocacy group TruthBearer.org. "The case was about arranged marriage, underaged marriage and incest. He's going to prison for crimes we all oppose."
This was a crucially important message to get out to the mass public. The TruthBearer.org organization is genuinely grateful to both the reporter, Jennifer Dobner, and the AP for reporting this essential information.