Katie Couric: Escaping My Religion
Katie Couric has a very moving episode planned for June 4 2013. She is talking with four different women who all left restrictive religious sect in an attempt to break free from the religion and to start carving their own paths in life. She even talks with one woman who was able to get away from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Two Woman Escape Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The first two women Katie Couric talks with is are women who escaped from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and are on the show to talk about the experience for the first time. From what it was like to live with such a cult like organization to the struggles they faced trying to escape the compound and follow their dreams of living in a free world.
Ruby Jessup, one of the women who escaped the FLDS Church, will be opening up for the first time about how she was abused started at the age of 5 and how she was able to escape.
Woman Grows Up in Ultra Conservative Religious Community
The next woman Katie Couric is talking with was abandoned when she was 16-years-old. She elaborates on the story of how she wanted out of the ultra conservative religious community she was brought up in only to be abandoned by her parents when she was just a teenager.
Woman Breaks Free of Westboro Baptist Church
Katie Couric is also talking with a woman who escaped the clutches of the Westboro Baptist Church, the same church that protests at military funerals around the country.
All four of the women are going to be opening up about their religious experiences and how they were able to break free. More importantly they will be talking about their faith now and what it took for them to overcome their fears of leaving a “home” they always knew to strike out on their own in the free world.
Most importantly, Katie Couric will be shining a light on why religious organizations are filled with so much hate.