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Tuesday May 1, 2012
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Warren Jeffs A Utah Attorney has a series of criminal investigations under way into members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous sect led by jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs.

Authorities in Texas have begun sharing some of the billions of pages of evidence seized in an April, 2008 raid on the sect’s ranch.

Thursday April 26, 2012
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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
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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.


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:
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 7, 2012
FLDSRNB's Religion News Blog:
Colorado City A Utah bill that would have disbanded a police department in a town populated by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was short-lived.

Though aimed at the marshal’s office that serves the combined border community of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, it could have “unintended consequences” on small police departments in Utah, said Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General Kirk Torgensen.

Monday February 27, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned cult leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, may be preparing another purge among the members of his sect.

Citing non-profit groups that work with people inside the sect’s insular communities, Ben Winslow at KSTU FOX 13 in Utah says Jeffs has reportedly set a new deadline to purge more people he has declared to be “unfaithful.”

Wednesday February 22, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS A man excommunicated from the FLDS cult won a partial court victory in a lawsuit he filed against Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Lawyers say the ruling could open the door to more lawsuits from those ousted by Jeffs.

Friday February 10, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Willie R. Jessop The former spokesman for the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs says in a new lawsuit that sect leaders arranged a nighttime burglary that gutted his business after he was excommunicated for refusing to falsify sect records on Jeffs’ marriages to underage girls.

Willie Jessop, a onetime Jeffs bodyguard and sect spokesman, is seeking more than $100 million in damages for business losses, repayment of money he loaned for sect legal expenses and compensation for abuse his family has suffered since leaving the group.

Thursday February 9, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Colorado City A bill under which Colorado City, Arizona — a town controlled by leaders of the polygamous FLDS cult — would be forced to disband its police force has advanced in the Arizona Legislature.

While the bill does not mention the town by name, Attorney General Tom Horne says that officers in Colorado City have actively interfered with the law.

Monday February 6, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News BlogUnited Effort Plan:
United Effort Plan Leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs, have paid Arizona county treasurers about $930,000 in back taxes.

In making the partial payment they avoided possible evictions of sect members.

Friday February 3, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS An unusual building is under construction on the FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas.

Speculations regarding its purpose range from a place to house a statue of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs to a new temple.

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