How the plight of several young men became a legal battle to bring down a polygamist sect. Gathered inside a gated compound, under the watchful eye of a security guard but beneath a beautiful mountain backdrop, a group of young men speak casually about their mothers’ reassignment to new husbands, running construction crews as teenagers, and celebrating the 2000 New Year half believing the world was about to end. Richard Gilbert, one of the oldest of the so-called Lost Boys of polygamy, pauses to examine clean glasses in the dishwasher, wondering if the white stuff is leftover milk or a
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The term “Lost Boys” refers to hundreds of young men who have been excommunicated or pressured to leave polygamous religious sects of the Mormon Church.
This is most often the case in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) — a high-control cult.
Many of the boys themselves do not like the term.
See this article for background information.
Six young men, who are being called the “lost boys“, filed a lawsuit against the Fundamentalist LDS church…a southern Utah based polygamist religion. They want money for the damage they say was inflicted on them when they were ex-communicated from the church. Kimberly Houk joins us with the details of the lawsuit. The boys say they were unlawfully kicked out of the F.L.D.S religion…and cut-off from their families…for minor offenses like drinking, swearing, or smoking. FLDS The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a sect of Mormonism. Mormonism in turn is a cult of Christianity. The FLDS
Richard Gilbert was 16 when he was tossed out of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His offense? A desire to continue public school after an edict from FLDS leader Warren Jeffs that followers homeschool their children. And the bad deed that led to a similar fate for Tom Steed at age 15? Talking to nonmembers and watching three movies – including “Charlie’s Angels” and “The 6th Day.” FLDS The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a sect of Mormonism. Mormonism in turn is a cult of Christianity. The FLDS is also considered