2 Video Clips: Polygamy in North America......

Date: 11-05-2013 9:26 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Tony Ladipo
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2 Video Clips: Polygamy in North America 

An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people live a polygamist lifestyle in the US, many in sects splintered from the Mormon Church.


According to researchers at Brigham Young University, an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people live a polygamist lifestyle in the US. Many polygamists live in sects splintered from the Mormon church after it renounced polygamy in the 1800s. Those sects believe that Joseph Smith had a revelation that, in order to replenish earth and the celestial afterlife, men should have as many children and wives as possible.

"Our whole life's goal and aim is to make it to the celestial kingdom, and become gods and goddesses in our own right, and have our own children," said Zelpha, one of 25 wives of a patriarch in a Canadian community profiled in a film on the National Geographic Channel.

National Geographic also gained access to a large polygamist group in America after consulting with Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned prophet of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Many Americans learned about the group after a raid at Texas' Yearning for Zion Ranch in 2008. That raid led to charges against church members for bigamy and sex with minors.

Journalist Scott Anderson, along with photographer Stephanie Sinclair, spent time in FLDS communities in Colorado City, Arizona; Hildale, Utah; and the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas. He wrote about his experience in February’s "National Geographic."





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