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Polygamist's 28th son takes Gospel to sect communityCOLORADO CITY, Ariz. (BP) -- Brian Mackert was the 28th kid to a polygamist father with four wives and 31 children.
Family tumult in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) prompted his mother to divorce -- leaving Mackert an angry teenager, even wanting to kill his father.
Mackert didn’t feel he was one of the favored sons in the community, that “it didn't matter how much I tried to please the elders, I wouldn't be receiving a daughter of ... Read More
Polygamists appeal to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Polygamy is knocking at the door of the U.S. Supreme Court.
A polygamous family featured in the reality television show "Sister Wives" asked the justices Monday (Sept. 12) to review a lower-court ruling that had reversed a federal judge's decision in favor of the polygamists. The high court will decide in the months ahead whether to grant review and rule on the case. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Next up, polygamy
Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, notes that advocates for polygamous marriage legalization are using the same arguments as LGBT activists' push for same-sex marriage. With continuing erosion of marriage, he warns, America stands to lose "the foundation for healthy families and a stable society." Read More
MORMONISM: Joseph Smith & polygamy -- a teachable moment
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Does it make any difference that Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, married as many as 40 women, some of whom already were married and one who was only 14? Read More