Pt 41-E:
Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
and “More on” LeBaron Madness

My Aunt Thelma Cox and Uncle Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
(Thanks to Mary B. Taylor, Courtesy of the Cox family)

People who don’t have the ability to discern truth
will never be able to recognize me as

the world’s greatest prophet”

Ross Wesley LeBaron sR
Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr:
, clip #1
(Courtesy of Historian Kris Wray)

Recently on FaceBook Tom Green, modern-day fan
of the late Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr, commented:
Ross was a defender of beautiful women.”

I responded:
Tom, how did Ross “defend beautiful women”?
He was as likely to molest them. I only know he married a few beautiful women; even begat some of his own. E.g., His daughter Rosa Linda was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen!

But his gorgeous wife Thelma Cox and he were
the “Elizabeth Smart” news of their day!
That wasn’t “smart”!
My heart still “smarts”
over this rape
on their parts:

They spent time in jail for kidnapping a thirteen-year old girl they then FORCED to join Ross’s marriage bed—while Thelma looked on, I’m told by one of Ross’s close relatives.

Says my mother Esther LeBaron Spencer (Ross Wesley Sr’s sister):
“Because of this, our father [Dayer LeBaron] wouldn’t ordain Wes as the OM&S. Pa told Wesley he’d better get his own house in order before expecting to be ordained to the lofty position of the one mighty and strong.”

The following article is from a VERY old Newspaper Feed found on Tumblr (see Tumblr for accompanying photos– they didn’t copy along with my copied news briefs below):

“In 1941, Thelma [Ross’s wife] helped Ross LeBaron abduct a 13 year old girl (about to turn 14) for Ross to take as “plural wife”, Elizabeth Smart-style. The girl was Alice Balefske Jr (later married name Alice Caldwell).

“Thelma actually grabbed Alice and pulled her from the arms of a friend who was trying to save her. Fellow plygpedo Charles F Zitting arranged a fake marriage ceremony for the little girl and Ross LeBaron.

“Alice’s father Carl Balefske confronted Charles F. Zitting after he had found and freed Alice from Ross’ and Thelma’s home 12 days later. ” [1]

My Commentary:
In the above newspaper-article scenario, I believe Aunt Thelma Cox did what her self-proclaimed Prophet and Patriarch husband Ross Wesley Sr commanded her to do. (And Ross Wesley Sr was possibly following voices in his head that commanded him what to do.)

Note: As a good Mormon-fundamentalist woman in a patriarchal system, Thelma was under the thumb and direction of her husband Ross Sr whom she believed was righteous, and guided by his priesthood ordination…and God’s revelation.

[1]. See Luna Lindsey’s book “Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control,” page 25.

In this book, Lindsey says:
“On June 2, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home by Brian David “Emmanuel” Mitchell.

“She was held captive and repeatedly raped for nine months. The Elizabeth Smart case is particularly interesting for two reasons:

“One, Mitchell (and his wife Wanda Barzee) sincerely believed they followed the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

“In the LDS context of personal revelation and spiritual gifts, Mitchell thought he was a prophet. Following the example set by the former prophets, he obeyed God’s revelation, went against society’s laws, and took an especially young second wife.

“BYU professor Daniel Peterson studied Mitchell’s writings and called Mitchell’s book ‘an impressive production in many senses,’ and said Mitchell uses scriptural language well and makes many references to both fundamentalist and mainstream beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

” ‘I don’t share his belief, but there’s logic to them,’ said Peterson… ‘The logic makes sense when you buy into the presuppositions.’ ”

(For further details, see Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control)

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand.
In her bestselling classic An Unquiet Mind:
Personal and Professional Perspectives on Bipolar Disorder,
Dr. Jamison has changed the way we think about moods and madness.

As she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison simultaneously found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients.

The above video discusses in detail Author/Professor Jamison’s experiences and knowledge in the field of clinical depression, madness, and more.

(Continued November 28, 2019,
“Pt 41-F: Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
and ‘More on’ LeBaron Madness”)

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