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Sunday April 8, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • RNB's Religion News Blog:
A Utah bill that would have disbanded a police department in a town populated by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Friday February 10, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog • 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 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
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.
Six months after he was jailed for life plus 20 years for his so-called ‘spiritual marriages’ to two teenage girls it’s clear Jeffs continues to pull the strings, call the shots and rule with an iron fist in the twin border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.
Mike Watkiss reports.
Saturday January 28, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Aa Salt Lake City-based nonprofit for people leaving polygamous groups held a fundraiser Friday.
The organization has seen its numbers grow significantly in the past year as dozens of people have been excommunicated from the state’s largest polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints led by Warren Jeffs
Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Winston Blackmore may have finally met his match: the taxwomen — whom he is facing in a landmark Tax Court trial.
Also on his case: Canadian author and columnist Daphne Branham.
Canadian polygamist Winston Blackmore revealed in a Tax Court he was compelled to pay money to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to prepare for the end of world as prophecied by the sect’s leader, Warren Jeffs.
To date at least 15 different deadlines set by Jeffs have gone and gone.
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