The members who were perhaps most affected by the raid were the children, so Oprah was eager to talk to some of them and see their school. She was unsure, however, of how the students would react to an African-American. "What does your faith and religion teach about black people?" she asks Willie. "Do you teach that we are not human and if you marry one of us that you are punished by death on the spot?"
"Absolutely not," Willie says. "That is not true, but one of the things [the media] likes to do is to sensationalize something out of context." Willie says FLDS is accepting of people of all backgrounds. "We believe in people respecting race."
Published on March 30, 2009