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Friday January 27, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
God wants Warren Jeffs and other FLDS members released from prison.
The cult leader — sentenced last August to life plus 20 years in prison for charges resulting from his ‘spiritual marriages’ to two teenaged girls — says so in a slew of revelations, some of which have been published in newspaper ads throughout the US and Canada.
Wednesday January 25, 2012 Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Polygamous sect leader Winston Blackmore claims he is minister to approximately 400 followers in Bountiful and that they constitute a congregation, which should provide them an enormous break on taxes.
The Government of Canada is seeking to prove that he repeatedly understated his income on tax returns, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars being owed to the government
Tuesday January 24, 2012 Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
The polygamous community of Bountiful is not a congregation and by insisting that it is, community leader Winston Blackmore is trying to offload a tax bill on to those who can ill afford to pay it – including young men shipped out of the community to work at low-paying jobs, a federal tax lawyer said on Monday.
A judge has granted a permanent restraining order barring polygamous sect leaders loyal to Warren Jeffs from a large school building used as a church by followers of a rival prophet.
A former FLDS church elder, William E. Jessop emerged last March to say that he, not Jeffs, was the true prophet of the sect. Despite condemnation from FLDS leaders, he’s been gathering followers.
Saturday January 21, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
The polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs
has taken out apocalyptic
quarter-page newspaper ads all over the country.
In contrast with previous Jeffs “revelations,” which have foretold earthquakes, fire and tidal waves, the ad is fairly short and does not predict any specific biblical consequences or threats. It does contain an order form to purchase copies of those other revelations.
Friday January 20, 2012 Bountiful • FLDS • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Vancouver lawyer Peter Wilson has been named as the new special prosecutor to look into potential criminal offences in Bountiful
, British Columbia.
He will be considering potential offences relating to sexual offences against minors, including sexual assault, sexual interference and parents or guardians procuring sexual activity.
Monday January 16, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs may be serving a life-plus-20-year sentence in a Texas prison, but his grip on most of his 10,000 followers doesn’t appear to be lessening and some former insiders say he’s imposing even more rigid requirements that are roiling the church and splitting its members.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs
has had his phone privileges revoked for 90 days after prison authorities concluded he broke rules
concerning prison phone use.
“It was apparent in reviewing the phone calls that he was speaking to more than one person,” an official said — a violation of a rule that says inmates can talk only to people on a 10-person approved visitor list.
Thursday January 5, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
As a torrent of purported revelations flows from imprisoned FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs, there are new allegations that underage girls are being secretly held by his followers, possibly for sexual purposes.
Meanwhile, in one of his latest ‘prophecies’ the false prophet says Cincinnati will soon be destroyed.
Wednesday January 4, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
More details have emerged about the most recent purge that took place within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the polygamous sect of the Mormon Church that is under the iron-fisted rule of jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs.
It now appears that up to 1,500 members were barred from the group’s church after being told over the weekend they were “unworthy” to attend.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
As many as a thousand people may have been exiled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints under an edict by imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Private investigator Sam Brower says that in some cases, entire families were split apart.
Monday January 2, 2012 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Observers say that some of the FLDS members who have been re-baptized into the faith as a sign of loyalty to jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs have vanished.
“Parents that have dropped off their girls for interviews, they go to pick them up and the girls have been sent off to a ‘safe place of refuge’ is what they’re being told.”
Saturday December 31, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
As the year comes to an end and the followers of Warren Jeffs await the apocalypse he has predicted, they’re living under a challenging edict: they’re forbidden to have sex until Jeffs is sprung from a Texas prison.
“He has predicted that the walls in the prison where he’s at will fall and crumble,” said Joni Holm, who has many relatives in the polygamous FLDS faith.
Friday December 30, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Texas prison officials are investigating whether jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs preached to his followers from behind bars on Christmas Day in violation of prison rules, officials said on Thursday.
The cult leader reportedly addressed his followers on Christmas day.
Wednesday December 28, 2011 Doomsday Cults • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Concern is rising over a new burst of activity by followers Warren Jeffs — the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).
According to outside observers, there has been a flurry of church meetings almost daily, a set of mysterious construction projects and widespread re-baptism as thousands of followers react to apparent prophesies of doom from their imprisoned leader.
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