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Warren Jeffs’ appeal is rejected by Texas state court

Warren Jeffs In August, 2011, a Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls “spiritual marriages.”

Jeffs has appealed his conviction with ‘revelations’ in which Jesus Christ allegedly demands his release, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has turned down the appeal. [Read more...]

New investigations into FLDS Church members, prosecutor says

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. [Read more...]

Warren Jeffs appeals conviction, threatens God’s wrath if he’s not freed

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. [Read more...]

Aerial photographs reveal additional buildings at FLDS Amphitheater

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. [Read more...]

Exiled FLDS father granted more time with estranged children

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.

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Jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs issues new ‘revelation’; gets phone privileges restored

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. [Read more...]

Texas spent $4.5M+ on FLDS prosecutions

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. [Read more...]