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  • Polygamist's 28th son takes Gospel to sect community

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Short Creek Fellowship
    COLORADO 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

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    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

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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

    by Rob Phillips, posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (4 years ago)

    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