Tag: Centennial Park

Polygamous sect on charm offensive

High profile prosecutions of fundamentalist Mormons who engaged in child marriages have shone an unwelcome spotlight on polygamous believers.

But the members of one polygamous sect — that does not allow underage followers to marry — say they are tired of living in secret and want to demonstrate plural marriage as a normal, loving lifestyle.

FLDS seek to stop sale of site prophesied to one day include temple

FLDS A swath of farmland on the Utah-Arizona border has become the subject of the latest legal war involving the polygamous sect. FLDS members Willie Jessop, Dan Johnson and Merlin Jessop are seeking to halt plans by the court-appointed special fiduciary of the United Effort Plan Trust to sell Berry Knoll.

If a proposed sale of Berry Knoll Farm is allowed to proceed, it will divest the FLDS Church of one of its most sacred sites and place it in the hands of a rival religious group, three sect members allege.