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Thursday April 26, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Colorado City State Attorney General Tom Horne had championed the bill, saying Colorado City officers who are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints flout the law and are simply replaced by other followers of imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs if removed individually.

FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs Cult leader Warren Jeffs has filed an appeal for his release. The appeal is in the form of three ‘revelations from Jesus Christ.’

The revelations threatens God’s “full whirlwind judgements” if he and other imprisoned leaders of the polygamous FLDS sect are not released.

Wednesday April 25, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS amphitheater A new set of aerial photos shows a couple of new buildings at the amphitheater under construction at the FLDS’ Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas.

There is speculation that the amphitheater will serve as a baptismal site.

Monday April 23, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Lorin Holm An exiled former member of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was granted increased visitation rights with his estranged children, including overnight custody, Friday during a 5th District Court hearing.


Friday April 20, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Raymond Merrill Jessop A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of a member of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who entered into a spiritual marriage with a 15-year-old girl in 2004 at the sect’s Yearning For Zion Ranch.

Raymond Merrill Jessop was sentenced to 10 years in prison and an $8,000 fine.

Sunday April 8, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs Trying to keep up the appearance that he is a ‘prophet from God,’ Warren Jeffs has issued another ‘revelation’ regarding impending dissasters.

The cult leader also has had his prison phone privileges restored.

Wednesday April 4, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS In the four years since Texas authorities raided a ranch belonging to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) state prosecutors have spent more than $4.5 million racking up swift convictions against him and 10 loyal followers on child sex and bigamy charges.

The total amount nears $20M if costs for the raid on the sect’s ranch are included.

Sunday April 1, 2012
BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Bountiful Last week a special prosecutor was given the go-ahead to consider polygamy crimes in Bountiful, the Canadian branch of the polygamous FLDS sect. Now Canadian police have renewed their investigation into allegations that dozens of teen brides were spirited across the U.S. border to marry older men.

Friday March 30, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Wendell Loy Nielsen A jury in Midland, Texas, has sentenced Wendell Loy Nielsen, a former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and erstwhile close associate of its imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs, to the maximum 10 years and $10,000 fine on each of three counts of felony bigamy.

Last November Nielsen revoked a plea deal in which he was sentenced to 10 years probation.

FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Wendell Loy Nielsen Illegal marriage abetting, fugitive hiding, and breaking up families — the allegations rained down heavily in the courtroom against the former leader of a polygamist sect.

Last Wednesday Wendell Loy Nielsen was found guilty on three counts of felony bigamy.

FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs A Texas judge denied the appeal of fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs on Thursday, the same day a jury considered testimony to determine how to sentence a key figure in his church after his own bigamy conviction.

Instead of the necessary paperwork Jeffs filed ‘prophecies’ with the court.

Wednesday March 28, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Wendell Nielsen A jury today declared Wendell Loy Nielsen, the 71-year-old former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, guilty on the three counts of felony bigamy brought against him by the state of Texas.

Last October Nielsen was sentenced to 10 years probation, but he revoked his plea because he objected to the terms of his probation.

Tuesday March 27, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Wendell Loy Nielsen Former FLDS president Wendell Loy Nielsen is on trial on three counts of third-degree bigamy, punishable by two to 10 years in prison.



According to documents from the state, Nielsen allegedly married 34 women in addition to his legal wife. Among those he allegedly married were sets of mothers and daughters and groups of sisters.

BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Bountiful, B.C. A special prosecutor looking into potential crimes linked to the community of Bountiful, British Columbia, now has the mandate to weigh polygamy charges after the Canadian province decided a recent court ruling is strong enough to make them stick.

The sect in Bountiful is the Canadian branch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Thursday March 22, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Wendell Loy Nielsen The former leader of a breakaway Mormon sect charged with being married to more than one woman at the same time went on trial in Texas on Wednesday, putting a spotlight on the rarely prosecuted crime of bigamy.

A five-woman, seven-man jury was seated after seven hours Wednesday in the bigamy trial of former polygamist sect leader Wendell Loy Nielsen.

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