The shocking truth about life inside Warren Jeffs’ FLDS: Members tell how they believe cult leader is U.S. President and 15 men are responsible for fathering ALL children
- Cult leader Warren Jeffs is in jail, convicted of sexual abuse of young girls
- His 8,000 followers continue to believe that he is a prophet and God who has wrongly imprisoned
- Jeffs ordered married couples to stop having sex and handpicked 15 men to father all the FLDS children
- He also ordered 500-600 followers to be banished from the compound
By Snejana Farberov and Alex Ward
PUBLISHED:05:42 GMT, 24 November 2012| UPDATED:13:03 GMT, 24 November 2012
Cult leader Warren Jeffs has spent the past six years behind bars after being arrested and later convicted of sexual abuse of young girls, but that has not stopped him from continuing to exude complete control over his polygamous community.
A Friday expose on ABC’s 20/20 has revealed the insulated world of The Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints Church where Jeffs’ 8,000 followers continue to believe that he is a prophet and God who has been wrongly imprisoned.
‘Anybody who thinks that Warren Jeffs’ incarceration ended his rule in this community has no idea what they’re talking about,’ said reporter Mike Watkiss.
‘He is in many ways more powerful because now he’s martyred.’
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