Rep. Cutler in the news discussing cult activity in SD
With polygamists being a hot feature in the news this weekend, KELO is out talking to people who used to be involved in cults. One former victim is State Representative Joni Cutler, who is in the news today at KELOland.com discussing the end-time ministries:
Once End Time member Joni Cutler is now a South Dakota lawmaker. It's a journey that's taken years, and she says when she heard the news of a polygamist sect in South Dakota...her heart went out to the women involved because her membership in end time ministries took away something she can never get back.Read it all here.
In late 1980s, End Time Ministries thrived in Sioux Falls. Cutler came to the church shortly after getting married. She says it was almost like she was brainwashed as she spent 13 years strictly following her leaders orders.
She says they told her, " how high the heels on my shoes could be..how curly my hair could be."
But when she saw how the group wanted her to bring up her family, she knew she had to leave.
"When I was asked to raise my daughters in the same manner...then it became clear to me...this is nothing I want for them," she says.