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Warren Jeffs' Appalling Abuse of Religion

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There is another aspect to the Warren Jeffs trial that I find particularly disturbing, one which has not received much media attention, overshadowed as it has been by Jeffs' horrendous sexual exploitations.

CONVICTED: Polygamist Leader Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault Thursday in a case stemming from two you...

Polygamist Leader's Child Sex Assault Trial Heads To Closing Arguments

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - The child sex assault case of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is heading to closing arguments. Jeffs, head of the Fundament...

Prosecution Tapes: Warren Jeffs Instructs 14-Year-Old 'Spiritual Wife' On Sex

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Prosecutors played two audio recordings Tuesday of a polygamist sect leader instructing his 14-year-old "spiritual wife" and seve...

Prosecution Set To Rest Case Against Polygamist Leader

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution Wednesday and dramatically ...

Polygamist Leader Says God Demands Judge's Removal

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A forensic analyst says DNA evidence shows with 99.99 percent certainty that a polygamist religious leader fathered a child with ...

Polygamist Leader's Bizarre First Day In Court

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs broke his silence Friday, delivering before jurors a 55-minute sermon defending plural m...

Opening Statements In Warren Jeffs' Child Sex Assault Trial

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A Texas prosecutor told jurors Thursday he would present an audio recording of Warren Jeffs raping a 12-year-old girl and DN...

Jury Set In FLDS Leader Case, But Trial Yet To Start

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A judge on Wednesday dealt a blow to the defense of polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs, refusing to suppress evidence ...

Polygamist Trial Begins In West Texas

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first hint of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' defense strategy came Monday when his attorney said his right to free...

Polygamists Challenge Utah's Anti-Polygamy Law

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

By Lindsay Whitehurst Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Utah's complicated history with polygamy starts a new chapter Wednesday (July 13) as ...

Poll: Young Muslims In Malaysia Shun Polygamy, Pre-Marital Sex

AP | By SEAN YOONG | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia appear to disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy ...

Archbishop Thinks Polygamy Is The Next Battle After Gay Marriage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan says he's worried that the next step in the marriage debate will be another redefinition to allow polyg...

Talking About Polygamy With Lola Shoneyin, Author of The Secret Lives of the Four Wives

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

Lola Shoneyin's novel, The Secret Lives of the Four Wives, touched me so deeply, bringing up issues that you would hope would be obsolete by now but are unfortunately alive and not-so-well.

Are Humans Naturally Monogamous?

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

I believe in monogamy, but based on my own personal experience, I am not convinced that all of us are meant to find one mate to last our entire lifetime, although I have great admiration for people who do successfully mate for life.

Street Preacher Sentenced To Life In Prison In Elizabeth Smart Case

AP | By JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 12.15.2011 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Elizabeth Smart finally got her chance Wednesday to confront the street preacher convicted of holding her captive and raping he...

Islamic Faith Healer Has Married 107 Times -- And Counting

Posted 07.12.2011 | World

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Bida, Nigeria— He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to p...

Books For Polygamous Town's Library Burned

The Salt Lake Tribune | Copyright 2011 the Salt Lake Tribune. All Rights Reserved. This Material May Not Be Published, Broadcast, Rewritten or Redistributed. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Hundreds of books intended for a library in the border town of Colorado City, Ariz., were burned in a bonfire over the weekend, officials and communit...

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 10

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to last installment of Wife Watch!, the blog post that will name, once and for all, the most powerful wife on Big Love.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 9

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Logical lapses and character inconsistency plague this episode. It is so frantic, so full of plot lines that have to be wrapped up nownownow, that the problems are impossible to ignore.

WATCH: Paul F. Tompkins & Mary Lynn Rajskub On 'Raising Hope'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"A relationship isn't a two-way street, Mike, it's a five-way intersection." When Virginia and Burt's nephew Mike returns home for a visit, he brin...

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 8

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Like the Halley's Comet of scripted television, Ben only gets an interesting storyline every 76 episodes, and as the series ends, he's blazing again.

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love. (SPOILERS AHEAD) -- It's an hon...

We Can Self-Publish Books, Why Not More Films?

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

Some might argue that it's impossible to self-distribute a film like that without a personality like Kevin Smith behind it, but those saying that would be wrong.

Jailed Leader Of Fundamentalist Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Retakes Legal Control Of Church

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — Jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has resumed legal control over his Utah-based church even though he is jailed in Tex...