Mormon fundamentalism

In this photo provided by NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY, Rachel Jeffs, left, daughter of Utah polygamist Warren Jeffs, talks with Megyn Kelly, right, during an interview on NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY in New York, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Jeffs said in the interview that her father sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group. (NBC News' Megyn Kelly Today via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group, according to an interview aired Friday on "Megyn Kelly Today." Rachel Jeffs, now 33, told NBC News the abuse began when she was 8 and...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, young girls play together in Colorado City, Ariz. The community on the Utah-Arizona border has been home for more than a century to a polygamous sect that is an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism. The community is undergoing a series of changes as the sect's control of the town slips away amid government evictions and crackdowns. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2017 - 3:59 am
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — A polygamous group that has controlled a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border is slowly losing its grip on power. For more than a century, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made its home among the red rocks in tiny Hildale, Utah. But...
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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. Jeffs, the polygamous sect leader caught recently after he was on the run for a year, was in a pair of accidents in the late 1990s that must be investigated to determine whether the head injuries he suffered caused brain damage, his lawyer said Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 02, 2017 - 6:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The polygamous sect leader caught recently after he was on the run for a year was in a pair of accidents in the late 1990s that must be investigated to determine whether the head injuries he suffered caused brain damage, his lawyer said Wednesday. A decision on whether Lyle...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2008, file photo, Winston Blackmore, the religious leader of the controversial polygamous community of Bountiful located near Creston, British Columbia, Canada, shares a laugh with six of his daughters and some of his grandchildren. Blackmore has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Blackmore was found guilty Monday, July 24, 2017, by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via AP, File)
July 24, 2017 - 8:00 pm
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws. Winston Blackmore, 60,...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2008, file photo, Winston Blackmore, the religious leader of the controversial polygamous community of Bountiful located near Creston, British Columbia, Canada, shares a laugh with six of his daughters and some of his grandchildren. Blackmore has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Blackmore was found guilty Monday, July 24, 2017, by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via AP, File)
July 24, 2017 - 6:43 pm
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws. Winston Blackmore and...
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