September 20, 2007
On September 20, 2007, Mark Henkel, the Founder of the TruthBearer.org organization, appeared as a phone-in guest on the pay network CourtTV's news talk show, OPEN COURT: Bloom & Politan. Speaking over a backdrop of his own picture and a satellite image of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Mr. Henkel was there to provide a national perspective in the then-current trial, Warren Jeffs.
The discussion was lively and went very well.
In this interview, Mr. Henkel repeated one of his well-known sound-bites, "Nobody in the history of the universe has ever 'escaped from polygamy,' any more than anyone has ever 'escaped from monogamy. ' All they have escaped is abuse, or a sect with cult issues of abuse. But no one has ever escaped from polygamy. It's like saying you have a woman who has been battered by a monogamous husband; she escapes from him, and suddenly tells the world, she's escaped from monogamy. That's ridiculous." (Mr. Henkel has repeatedly declared in numerous interviews his total compassion for al who have been abused, even as those who have been abused incorrectly associate their abuse as if polygamy was the cause. Polygamy was not the actual problem - abuse or cult-control are the real issues at work.)
As well, in the interview, co-host, Lisa Bloom, also openly declares the positive statement, "I, frankly, don't care what consenting-adults do." To that, Mr. Henkel replied, "That's all we're talking about. That's all I am talking about." This was a very positive interview, indeed!
So that polygamy rights supporters may hear this entire interview, an audio-recording of this interview is now freely available in the TruthBearer.org Members Area. (For anyone who is not yet a member, simply JOIN TODAY!, and then you may hear it right after you log in!)
Both Mr. Henkel and the entire TruthBearer.org organization are grateful to CourtTV for providing the opportunity to let the real issues about polygamy to be presented.
The entire TruthBearer.org organization is grateful indeed.
February 14, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Entire Transcript]
September 20, 2007 - Bloom & Politan: OPEN COURT [Members, Hear it online]
September 20, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 21, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]
September 24, 2007 - CourtTV.com Online Chat Guest
September 26, 2007 - Jami Floyd: BEST DEFENSE [Members, Hear it online]