Fundamentalist Mormon Churches

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Warren Jeffs, Polygamist Sect Leader Accused of Sexual Abuse, Has Ranch Seized

    Attorney General Greg Abbott has moved to seize a 1,700-acre ranch in West Texas, the scene of a 2008 raid of a polygamous sect accused of rampant sexual abuse and underage marriage in the name of religion. Warren Jeffs, the one-time prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    The Five Creepiest Moments of the Warren Jeffs Sex Tapes

    TDCJWarren Jeffs: If you're going to be creepy, look the part.​The court that convicted Warren Jeffs has released the tapes played during his child-rape trial, of him lecturing girls and women on why they need to have sex with him. The tapes caused at least one juror to break into tears. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    For The Family That Has Everything: FLDS "Prophet" Warren Jeffs' Sermons For Sale On eBay

    Time to dig out those old cassette players.​If you never had a chance to hear Fundamentalist Mormon prophet/alleged child-rapist Warren Jeffs wax philosophical on such heady issues like marrying your underage cousin, and why blacks are an inferior race, now's your chance: cassettes of Jeffs' s ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Janet Napolitano = Homeland Futility

    Janet Napolitano’s sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Homeland Security secretary.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Know Your Texas Cults

    With the April raid of Warren Jeffs' FLDS ranch still earning headlines, smaller sects (or “boutique cults,” as Hair Balls likes to call them) in Texas are getting the short shrift. How many people do you think took notice of the fact that an elder in the Abilene-based House of Yaweh was convict ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    A Mainstream Mormon's Test of Faith

    Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    CPS Asks Judge for Do-Over with FLDS Investigation

    Keith Plocek Child Protective Services continues its investigation of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but the Associated Press reports that more than half of the 440 custody cases have been dropped by the state, with more dismissals to come. Criminal charges – s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    The 19th Wife -- A Book Review

    Whenever I see a link to a story about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- and there have been a lot lately, of course -- I can’t help but click on it. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Polygamy holds an undeniable fascination, and the mystery surrounding the FLD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    FLDS Son Cuts Deal With Prosecutors

    A teenage son of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the FLDS church, has reached an agreement with authorities to avoid any punishment relating to his arrest during the April raid of the church's YZF Ranch. Levi Jeffs, 19, was arrested after state troopers stopped the car he was driving through the churc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Court of Appeals Rules State Had No Right to Seize FLDS Kids

    Keith Plocek Send the little fundamentalists home. That was the decision earlier today as a state appellate court ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize some of the more than 400 children they took into custody during a three-day raid in early April of the 1,700-acre Yearning F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Authorities Raid Polygamist Compound in West Texas

    Keith Plocek "This is the United States," Schleicher County Justice of the Peace James Doyle told me two years ago when I was reporting on polygamy in West Texas. "And I don't kick in your door and you don't kick in mine and we don't kick in theirs. They're citizens of the United States and we've ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Millionaire Mindsetters

    No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Big Love, Texas-Style

    Polygamists live in a compound on our state's dry western plains