As you probably know, Polygamy was practically invented* by the Mormon Prophet, seer and revelator, Joseph Smith. Though officially illegal, it is still practiced by Mormons in Utah and in Other states. Many LDS men prepare for polygamy by being "sealed" to more than one woman.
"...If any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified; he cannot commit adultery... And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery... therefore is he justified."
Doctrine and Covenants (# 61-62) (Law of the priesthood)
Utah schools have one of the lowest ratios of teacher to child.
Utah has the highest per capita sugar consumption in the US.
Utah has the highest incidence of Child abuse in the US.
In some polygamist towns up to one third of the families receive public welfare.
"It leads to confusion...let me state clearly that no polygamist group, including those calling themselves Fundamentalist Mormons has any affiliation whatsoever with the LDS Church"."-M. Russell Ballard
~ Mormons' 181st General Conference
Addressing the condemned the use of the term Mormon to describe former members of the Mormon church or those who practice polygamy
...this would be true if both kinds of Mormons had no affiliation with the two gentlemen pictured here!
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sacred Mormon Temple
Mary Potter (Pratt)
with daughter Elizabeth,
defends polygamy; plural wife of Royston Potter,Utah police officer.
President, Women's Religious Liberties Union
|A 16-year-old girl was 15th wife of David O. Kingston, with knowledge of her father.||
Warren Jeffs, leader
Fundamentalist Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints FLDS, 2002 - 2007.
"Women in my group are
happy in their
relationships. They don't want other
people to narrow their rights."
~ Mary Potter, the spokeswoman for the WRLU
Vicky Prunty ~ Tapestry Against Polygamy
BBC ~ Canada charges two with polygamy
Winston Blackmore was alleged to have
Andrea Moore Emmett
forced into a polygamous
marriage, Jessop escaped
from the cult-like Funda-
mentalist LDS church with
her eight children.
She recounts the horrid
events that led her to
break free Escaped
by Carolyn Jessop
Colorado City, AZ from "Banking on Heaven" DVD
Sister wives Carolyn and Merril Jessop. From "Banking on Heaven DVD
Photographs submitted into evidence in a Texas court hearing showing FLDS leader Warren Jeffs kissing a young girl, identified in court by her brother as Merrianne Jessop, daughter of sect leader Merril Jessop.
Photo: July 27, 2006.
( In the The Salt Lake Tribune version the girl's face is blurred.)
Jurors in tears
as court hears graphic 'sex tape' Warren Jeffs made with his three wives -
including his 12-year-old 'bride'. Jurors cover their mouths and cry
as graphic 'sex tape' played in court; 'Rhythmic panting' can be heard
At one point, he says: 'Take your clothes off. Do it right now.'
The sounds of crying followed as he then says: 'Just don't think about the pain, you're going to heaven. The world's view of sexual relations is selfish, the celestial view is not.'
In another part of the recording he can be heard saying: 'Do you feel ... your servant ... fill them with the Holy Ghost ... deliver these ladies.'
The male voice can also be heard saying: 'You will be able to come into the heavenly session ... and see heavenly visions, the angels, this shall make to come to know God in his power and feel his presence.' Read more: DailyMail.co.uk
Judge affirms ban on polygamy
By L I N D S A
Y W H I T E H U R S T A N D E R I N
A L B E R T Y.
Source: S a l t L a k e T r i b u n e
GIVING IT UP --
comply with the request of our enemies, would be to give up all hope
- George Q. Cannon, counselor of the Mormon First Presidency, 1885.
part of the body of a non-Moslem individual is impure.
The sperm of any animal whose blood spurts when its throat is cut is
impure. If a man sodomizes the son, brother, or father of his wife
after their marriage, the marriage remains valid."
Polygamy links theft of silver -- and possibly gold.
Woman who reported missing gold worth up to $5M won't return police calls.
B y N a t e C a r l i s l e Posted: 03/31/2009
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It's a uniquely Utah caper: Silver bars, and maybe gold bars and coins, stolen from a family connected to a polygamous clan.
At a Millcreek home in February, police arrested two young men carrying off about $70,000 in silver bars. On the same day, Patty Brown Kingston of West Jordan called police to report she was missing up to $5 million in gold bars and coins.
Kingston, the Millcreek family and the arrested men -- Scott E. Brown, 20, and David L. Brown, 19 -- are all associated with the polygamous Davis County Cooperative, said Rowenna Erickson, a former member of the Kingston family by marriage.
Salt Lake County sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson said the cases involving the Browns will be submitted this week to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file criminal charges.
But detectives have had difficulty investigating the West Jordan theft, and are not convinced it occurred. "Here's a lady that's missing up to $5 million in gold, then won't take our phone calls on it," said West Jordan police Lt. Bob Shober.
Hutson said a Millcreek resident on Feb. 26 reported two men entering and leaving a neighbor's home. A deputy arrived and found the Browns with silver bars they had taken from the house, Hutson said.
"They essentially admitted, 'That's our aunt. We often go to her home and take some things,'" he said.
The silver "was essentially stacked in the house, and that was a large concern of ours," Hutson said. "Apparently that has been rectified."
The Browns did not claim they had permission to take the bars, Hutson said. The deputy arrested the Browns on
suspicion of burglary and theft. The Salt Lake County jail released them about a week later.
Kingston told police she heard about the Millcreek theft and went to check her own stash of gold bars and coins, discovering it was missing. She said her gold was in three boxes, each weighing about 60 pounds, but she had not looked at it in five years, Shober said.
She claimed that she and a business partner purchased the gold years ago and divided it among themselves.
Kingston told the first responding officer the gold was worth about $500,000, Shober said, but then later told a detective it might be worth between $3 million and $5 million, based on appreciation.
But Kingston did not produce documentation and has not responded to detectives' efforts to follow up, Shober said.
Kingston leaders declined to comment Tuesday. The Browns could not be reached for comment.
Another golden mystery
Zions Bank is trying to find a woman who sold its Washington, Utah, branch office thousands of dollars in gold coins at a fraction of their value.
On March 16, the woman asked to trade in coins labeled "$20." The coins were minted from 1875 to 1927, said Zions spokesman Rob Brough. The bank paid face value but later realized they may be worth $1,000 each, he said.
Anyone with information about the woman, described as white, in her 20s or 30s, about 5 foot 6 and having short hair, can contact a local Zions branch.
Brough said there's no indication the coins are related to gold reported stolen from the West Jordan home of Patty Brown Kingston. ~ Source: Salt Lake Tribune
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