Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

News

Why I Left a Polygamist Colony but Stayed in My Plural Marriage

With British Columbia polygamists on trial, we spoke to a woman who left the church but fought to keep her family together.
Sarah Berman
12.11.16
Photo

The Women Changing Canada's Most Infamous Polygamist Colony from the Inside

Bountiful, British Columbia, has been in the news for an ongoing child trafficking trial, but the fundamentalist Mormon settlement is also home to a small group of women leaders who defy stereotypes.
Sarah Berman, Photos by Jackie Dives
12.5.16
News

The Long Search for the Missing Child Brides of a Mormon Polygamist Sect

Inside the investigation into the cross-border pipeline used to transport the underage wives of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.
Nate Carlisle
8.30.16
crime

Polygamist Cult Leader Used Olive Oil to Slip Away from FBI, Police Say

FLDS cult leader Lyle Jeffs escaped from house arrest last month; according to police, he may have gotten away with the help of a popular cooking agent.
Kimberly Lawson
7.12.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, a man is arrested for attempting to shoot Donald Trump, Clinton condemns the Senate for blocking gun control, the model of the car that killed Anton Yelchin was recently recalled, and more.
Vice Beta
6.21.16
crime

A Polygamist Cult Has Been Running a Major Food Stamp Scam

Leaders of a polygamous community there were among eleven people charged with food-stamp fraud and money laundering.
Alex Swerdloff
2.27.16
News

Inside the Food Stamp Scandal That Could Be the Downfall of the FLDS Church

We spoke to a woman who escaped the polygamist Mormon cult about the church's alleged welfare fraud currently under investigation by the FBI.
Molly Oswaks
2.25.16
americas

Polygamist Mormon Sect Accused of Using Local Police to Bully Non-Members

Two US towns settled by fundamentalist Mormons are being sued by the Department of Justice for systematically discriminating against non-fundamentalist residents.
Colleen Curry
1.22.16
escapes

The Journey Out: Women Who Escaped a Polygamist Mormon Cult Share Their Story

Although its leader Warren Jeffs is spending life in jail for raping his child brides, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) remains under his increasingly harsh control. Those who escape are ostracized by their family.
Molly Oswaks
1.7.16
americas

Search Is On for Survivors of Deadly Flood in US Polygamous Stronghold

A flash flood warning is in place until noon on Tuesday, but rescue crews and search teams are still scouring the area with tracking dogs and drones.
VICE News
9.15.15
Canada

Infamous Canadian Polygamist Fights Latest Round of Criminal Charges

The current charge is the latest in a long and complicated series of failed attempts by the British Columbia government to convict Winston Blackmore and other spiritual leaders in Bountiful, a religious commune in southern BC.
Rachel Browne
6.8.15
Travel

The Town Run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Is a Sad, Strange Place

I toured Short Creek with a young couple who managed to escape the town's totalitarian ideology.
Lola Blanc
1.22.15
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