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FDLS 2ND OF A 5 PART SERIES ON CULTS

FDLS                                            2ND OF A 5 PART SERIES ON CULTS

FDLS AKA, FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, BROKE AWAY FROM THE MORMON CHURCH WITH WARREN JEFFS AS LEADER.  THE FDLS HAS AS MANY AS 10,000 MEMBERS, MOST OF WHO ARE LIVING OUT OF ARIZONA CITY, ARIZONA.  

THE FIRST FACT ABOUT THE FDLS IS THEY BELIEVE IN POLYGAMY.  HOW THEY JUSTIFY THIS THROUGH THEIR FOUNDER’S PRINCIPLES WITH LOREN C. WOOLLEY WHO STARTED THIS SPINOFF OF THE MORMON CHURCH IN 1929.  IN 1935, THE MORMON CHURCH FORMALLY DENOUNCED POLYGAMY IN 1935, THE MORMON CHURCH ASKED OTHER MORMON’S BELIEVING IN POLYGAMY TO SIGN A STATEMENT DENOUNCING POLYGAMY ALSO KNOWN AS MARRIAGES TO MULTIPLE PARTNERS AS THE SAME TIME.  THE MEMBERS AT THAT TIME WHO DIDN’T AGREE TO SIGN THIS DOCUMENT, BEGAN TO FOLLOW THE FOUNDER AND EVENTUALLY THE LEADER, WARREN JEFF’S BELIEFS.  

ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE FDLS IS THEY REGARD THEIR LEADER AS A FORMAL PROPHET.  FIVE MEN, HOWEVER INITIALLY SET UP THE STRUCTURE OF THE FDLS CHURCH IN THE 1930’S.  THIS LOCATION WAS INITIALLY BETWEEN THE ARIZONA AND UTAH BORDER AFTER THE MORMON CHURCH EXCOMMUNICATED MEMBERS WHO WOULD NOT SIGN THE AGREEMENT TO DENOUNCE POLYGAMY.  

THERE IS ONE THING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE MORMON CHURCH IN GENERAL.  THEY BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST WAS A PROPHET, BUT NOT THE ONLY PROPHET.  THEIR LEADER IS ALSO CONSIDERED A PROPHET.  THERE IS ALSO THE TEACHINGS OF JOSEPH SMITH, ONE OF THE INITIAL FIVE MEN WHO FOUNDED THE CHURCH.  THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN “ADDITION” TO THE BIBLE WHICH ALL MORMONS BELIEVE THE TEACHINGS OF.  

FDLS HAS CERTAIN RULES ABOUT THEIR CULTIST RADICAL MOVEMENT.  A MAN “MUST” MARRY THREE WIVES TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH IT’S BELIEFS.  CHILD BRIDES WERE ALSO CONSIDERED NOT OFF LIMITS TO THE FDLS. THESE INDIVIDUALS BASICALLY OVER THE YEARS COLONIZED THEMSELVES, FOLLOWING WARREN JEFF’S ORDERS OVER MANY YEARS.  THE FDLS HAS THEIR OWN SCHOOLS TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN IN.  THERE IS A STRINGENT DRESS CODE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PART OF THIS CHURCH.  

THE STATE OF UTAH HAS RECENTLY CHANGED THE LAW ON POLYGAMY, MAKING IN A MINOR OFFENSE INSTEAD OF A THIRD DEGREE FELONY JUST THIS YEAR, 2020.  THIS IS ITSELF IS HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND AS I BELIEVE ONCE WE BLUR ONE WAY WE BELIEVE, IT BECOMES EASIER TO BLUR THE NEXT RULE MOST CHRISTIANS INTINCTUALLY FOLLOW.  

WARREN JEFFS EVENTUALLY WAS ARRESTED, RECEIVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR HIS ABUSE OF CHILDREN AS MULTIPLE BRIDES.  HE STEPPED ASIDE FROM FDLS BUT MEMBERS  OF THE FDLS STILL REGARD HIM AS A PROPHET.  THE BIBLE STATES WE HAVE JUST ONE PROPHET, JESUS CHRIST.  MAINSTREAM CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THIS.  MORMONS DO NOT.  

WARREN JEFFS WAS PLACED ON THE FBI’S MOST WANTED LIST IN 2006.  HE WAS CAPTURED IN AUGUST OF 2006 AND INDICTED ON CHARGES OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH A MINOR, AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH A MINOR.  HE THEN FACED TWO COUNTS OF RAPE AFTER ARRANGING A MARRIAGE BETWEEN A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND HER 19-YEAR-OLD COUSIN IN 2005. VARIOUS FAMILY MEMBERS OF JEFFS INCLUDING HIS OWN CHILDREN STATED WARREN JEFFS SEXUALLY MOLESTED THEM.  JEFFS HAD HIS WIVES KEEP MATICILOUS RECORDS, AND ALSO MADE ACTUAL RECORDINGS OF HIS ACTIVITIES WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE THE MOST DAMNING EVIDENCE OF ALL. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS CULT, CONSIDER WATCHING, “PROPHET OF EVIL” WHICH APPEARED FIRST IN 2018 ON A&E TELEVISION NETWORKS.  JEFFS IS CURRENTLY SERVING OUT HIS SENTENCE IN A PRISON IN TEXAS AFTER REPRESENTING HIMSELF WITH A WEAK DEFENSE.   

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING…COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!  TO LEAVE A COMMENT OR POEM ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE JUST READ, SCROLL DOWN BENEATH THIS ARTICLE WHERE IS SAYS, “JOIN THE DISCUSSION”.  LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN GENERAL, IT IS EASY TO GET LOST IN LIFE AND BEGIN FOLLOWING THE WRONG DOCTRINE.  ALWAYS BE VIGILANT IN YOUR ACTIONS AND FORGIVE YOURSELF FOR MISTAKES.  WE ARE, AFTER ALL, HUMAN BEINGS, NOT PROPHETS.  SAMANTHA LEBOEUF   

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