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These articles cover the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) — a sect of the Mormon Church.

This is our archive of news items tagged FLDS.

 memo You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.
Thursday April 17, 2014
FLDSRNB's Religion News Blog:
Authorities in Texas have today taken physical possession of the 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch that until recently belonged to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

Under Texas law, law enforcement can try to seize property that was used to commit or facilitate certain criminal conduct.

Friday January 10, 2014
FLDSRNB's Religion News Blog:
The state of Texas is one step closer to seizing the Yearning For Zion Ranch — a 1,691 acres property owned by the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Under Texas law, law enforcement can try to seize property that was used to commit or facilitate certain criminal conduct.

Monday November 25, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
The TLC series ‘Breaking the Faith’ purports to show life inside and outside the destructive, polygamous FLDS cult. But are the stories real?

In December TCL features a second series that focuses on the FLDS, featuring a woman who helps people escape the cult.

Also: Former FLDS plural wife Rebecca Musser wore red when she testified against cult leader Warren Jeffs. Here’s why.

Tuesday November 5, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
L. Ron Hubbard foresaw a day when followers of his fantasy religion would create a new world. The cult is almost ready to take on that challenge.

Propeties belonging to imprisoned cult leader Tony Alamo will be sold in order to pay two of his former victims. And like Alamo, cult leader Warren Jeffs still controls his followers from behind bars.

Also: The Child-Friendly Faith Project is holding a conference on child abuse occurring in faith communities and cultural groups.

Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her involvement in a cult.

Thursday October 3, 2013
FLDSRNB's Religion News BlogUnited Effort PlanUnity-States of Our World:
A judge will look for five to seven qualified people to create a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and other property within the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The state of Utah seized the cult’s property trust fund in 2005 over concerns of mismanagement.

Thursday May 9, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Jediism is losing followers in Canada, according to the latest census. Also: the arrival of religious immigrants has worked to offset the country’s growing secular population.

Scientology troubled front group Narconon now has the Oklahoma government looking over its shoulders.

Also: Vactican official says worshipping Santa Maria is blasphemy.

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Brazilian evangelist Valdemiro Santiago, who refers to himself as an ‘apostle,’ is the founder of Igreja Mundial do Poder de Deus — Worldwide Church of God’s Power.

He’s got big expansion plans for his movement in the U.S., so keep your hand on your wallet…

Look to the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a Chapel!

Thursday March 28, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Leaders of Warren Jeffs’ church have re-filed a lawsuit accusing the man appointed to run a controversial polygamous trust of fraud.

The trust has been taken over by the State of Utah, which currently wants to get rid of it.

Saturday March 23, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Three men who were sentenced to death for their part in the Aum Shinrikyo cult’s 1995 Sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway may be called to testify in the trial of fellow cult member Makoto Hirata.

Hirata faces trial for the fatal abduction and confinement of a notary clerk.

Also: ‘Hot Yoga’ guru Bikram Choudhury faces a sexual harassment lawsuit. Plus, more trouble for Narconon Arrowhead: Lawsuits allege its counselors traded sex for drugs.

Plus: Citizens of a polygamous cult’s town are being watched by surveillance cameras.

Thursday March 21, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Eighteen years ago today, the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult released Sarin, a deadly nerve gas, on five subway trains during Tokyo’s early-morning rush hour.

A handful of misguided sociologists of religion traveled from America in defense of the cult.

Wednesday March 13, 2013
FLDSRNB's Religion News BlogUnited Effort Plan:
The Utah Supreme Court says that 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg made an error when she secularized a polygamous church’s property trust.

The ruling will not benefit the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since the sect missed the deadline to challenge Lindberg’s decision.

Tuesday February 19, 2013
FLDSRNB's Religion News BlogUnited Effort Plan:
The state of Utah wants to divest control of a religious sect’s property trust fund .

We’ll tell you what the United Effort Plan (UEP) property trust is, why Utah seized control of it, why the UEP has been the subject of ongoing legal battles, and why the state is looking for exit strategies.

Thursday January 31, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
‘Psychic’ James van Praagh is concerned that the public will be confused and deceived (but not in the way you might think).

A court has rules that the polygamous cult known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) cannot intervene in the way the State of Utah runs the sect’s property trust.

And Narconon of Georgia, a Scientology front group, is being investigated for insurance fraud.

Friday January 25, 2013
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
A polygamous cult of Mormonism, whose prophet is serving life in prison, is coming under increased scrutiny by U.S. authorities.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has announced a criminal probe to determine whether marshals in the FLDS cult-dominated town of Colorado City are preventing women from leaving the polygamous sect.

Thursday November 29, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS Temple The State of Texas on Wednesday took steps to seize the Yearning For Zion ranch where underage girls were involved in marriages to adult followers of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS).

Last year the cult’s leader, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting two underage followers he took as brides in what the FLDS considers “spiritual marriages.”

Under Texas law, law enforcement can try to seize property that was used to commit or facilitate certain criminal conduct.

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