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Friday February 3, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Holding Out Help 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

BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Winston Blackmore 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.

BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Winston Blackmore 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.

Friday January 27, 2012
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs 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
BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Winston Blackmore 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
BountifulFLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Winston Blackmore 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.

FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
William E. Jessop 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs 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
BountifulFLDSRNB's Religion News Blog:
Bountiful 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
FLDS 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
FLDSPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs 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.

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