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Laws Restricting Polygamy to be Nullified

(CNN) — It’s not often that the issue of polygamy makes it to the top of the political agenda. But in the past week it’s become a litmus test for the course of the Arab spring, and part of the debate about the compatibility of Islam and democracy. Declaring that Libya was liberated, interim Prime [...]

Sam Brower on book-signing tour

A private detective who lives in Cedar City, Sam Brower pushed the investigation into Warren Jeffs. His book includes writings from Jeffs’ personal journal. Via Author of book about Warren Jeffs will speak, sign / Salt Lake Tribune

Former FLDS Leader Pleads No Contest

Former polygamous sect leader Wendell Nielsen, 70, on Tuesday pleaded no contest to bigamy and was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation. As part of the agreement with prosecutors, Nielsen also will not file an appeal and drop his challenge to Texas’s bigamy statute, said his attorney, David Botsford. Via Former FLDS Leader Pleads [...]

Book Review: “Prophet’s Prey”

Connie Reece review’s Sam Brower’s “Prophet’s Pray: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints.” via The “big picture” behind the Warren Jeffs trial and FLDS abuse and fraud / Amazon.com

Book Review: “Breaking Their Will”

There is a broad range of topics covered in “Breaking Their Will” yet the common theme is maltreatment, what constitutes it, and when and how it goes from parental and religious authority to criminal behavior. via Barbara Quirk: An insightful look at maltreatment of children / Madison.com

Is ‘Sister Wives’ Hiding The Disturbing Truth About Polygamy?

Despite the recent well-publicized and deeply disturbing child molestation trial of self-proclaimed polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs, TV reality show polygamist Kody Brown and his trendy wives and family seem to be everywhere these days. Via Is ‘Sister Wives’ Hiding The Disturbing Truth About Polygamy? / The Huffington Post

Horrifying ordeal of a child bride

A woman who was forced into marriage at the age of 14 while under the control of paedophile Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs’s cult has recounted her harrowing ordeal. The woman, Elissa Wall, revealed how her own mother resorted to holding her daughter’s hand at the altar in a bid to calm her down as she [...]

Jeffs’ condition improves

HOUSTON — The condition of convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was upgraded from critical to serious following his move Tuesday to a Texas prison hospital for additional treatment after he became sick while fasting, a state corrections official said. via Jeffs moved to prison hospital; condition improved/ Forbes

Jury Hears Rape Tape in Jeffs Trial

In an audio tape played today at the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, jurors heard the religious leader allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl and telling her to feel “the spirit of God.” via Warren Jeffs Rape Trial Hears Audio / ABC News

Jeffs seeks to control sect from jail

Authorities say Jeffs has received money from loyal followers and that he uses much of it to buy phone time to deliver lengthy sermons to acolytes in Texas, Utah and Arizona. Some Jeffs experts say the calls are proof that he’s running his church from behind bars. via Warren Jeffs seeks to control polygamous sect [...]

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