Tag: Brian Mitcheell

Kidnapping suspect justifies polygamy in religious tract

Associated Press, Mar. 15, 2003 http://www.thedesertsun.com/ The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Just three months before Elizabeth Smart disappeared, the man suspected of kidnapping her declared himself a messenger of God and said it was God’s will that true followers live with multiple wives. In a rambling 27-page tract typed out on a computer a year ago, Brian David Mitchell had a special word for his wife: “Thou wilt take into thy heart and home seven sisters, and thou wilt recognize them through the spirit as thy dearest and choicest friends from all eternity.” The Book of Immanuel David