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Rebuilding life after leaving a polygamist sect

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormon church, practiced polygamy until 1904 shortly after Utah was admitted into the union as a state. While the main LDS church abandoned polygamy, some offshoots maintained the practice. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS, emerged in 1929 precisely because of the LDS’ abandonment of polygamy. This video tells the story of one family––comprised of many wives––who are trying to rebuild their lives after their husband was arrested.

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  • Leslie A Baird

    I think they have possibly been treated unfairly by the system. The girls seemed to take care of the kids even though underaged.

  • Charles

    I hope when people see this that they don’t think all Mormons live this way. I have been a Mormon in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for about 20 Years and never met a Mormon that believed in or lived in polygamy.

  • Areil

    I think the title should not say The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at all. This group has nothing to do with us at all. That crazy Warren Jeffs is not and has never been a Prophet of God. He put together his own sick group and molested a lot of kids and brain washed a lot of women. Our church would not stand for that sick way of thinking. He was sentenced to jail for a good reason. Our Prophet is a good righteous man who leads the church in love and light not darkness.

  • TOM

    Mainstream Mormons believe polygamy is practiced in Heaven. Its top two leaders (Russell Nelson and Dallin Oaks) will each have two wives in Heaven per Mormon beliefs. I do not believe this but they do. I am not Mormon.

  • Very interesting! Good luck to you for upcoming post and I look forward to reading more about your work in future.