It had padded sides too. Seriously, this religion was founded for the mere purpose of allowing men to get their hands on young, underaged girls and boys. I'm convinced that was the only purpose in Joseph Smith doing this. Okay, well total power too.
Joseph Smith's purpose, as far as I have read, was definitely more along the lines of making money and wielding power.
Obviously, a facet of power is sexual control over young women. Warren Jeffs isn't really Joseph Smith 2.0. Although Mormonism has always been a cult, Warren Jeffs is closer to the sociopathic cult leader, while Joseph Smith was more like a con-man in a time when new religions were popping up all the time.
I think J.S. cared only about money. B.Y. was in it for power.
I don't understand the need for the table bed.
Easily cleaned (plastic cover) and put away in case someone is looking for dna evidence R3.
Joseph Smith used to say that spirits were made of traditional matter, but that only eyes that were 'fine' and 'pure' could witness them.
Didn't I exist before he made this bizarre statement?
Thank God Romney wasn't elected.
Ew, who the hell builds a rape bed?
Eeeeww, the "table bed" has a plastic cover... "to protect the matress from what will happen on it"!
Those monsters wanted to see the little girls bleed, that's the only explanation.
Picture at the link below, showing TX evidence technicians going over it during the raid (they found very long head hairs, 1 foot plus - FLDS girls are not allowed to cut their hair.)
This is inside the 'temple', their most sacred sanctuary, reserved for sacred ordinances. Yeah, like statutory rape and child molestation.