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FLDS men go to court in Canada

A group of six men kicked out of the FLDS Bountiful settlement in Canada has gone to court to get access to their children, according to the Vancouver Sun.

That’s a larger group than has gone to court in Utah (I’ve written about two, Lorin Holm and Wallace Jeffs), and they’re revealing more details about their time within the Warren Jeffs-led polygamous sect. One father said he was excommunicated after he was accused of allowing his daughter to lose her virginity by someone who said God told him about her personal life, according to the Sun.

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In the FLDS, excommunication typically means the "apostate" has to leave his home, town and family behind. But the fathers in Canada have been successful in getting to see their children, and winning an order barring anyone from removing them from the area.

I wonder if we’ll see more men come forward here as well. I know it can be incredibly difficult to get the court involved for men who have hopes of reconciling with families still loyal to Jeffs, since that would make them look worse to their loved ones who mistrust the outside world.

In the last couple of years, many people have been sent away to repent, but still hope (with reason, since there have been members let back in) that they’ll be reinstated.

That hope, I’m told, is part of what keeps them quiet.



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