Warren Jeffs, FBI photo
Warren Jeffs

Have You Seen This Man?
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Warren Steed Jeffs, who faces sex charges in Arizona and Utah. The former school teacher and accountant is leader of a polygamous religious group with some 10,000 followers.
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Warren Jeffs Joins the Ranks of Whitey Bulger and Osama bin Laden
Warren Jeffs' followers call him "the prophet." They believe he speaks for God.
"I love uncle Warren with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul," one of Jeff's followers told ABC News' "Primetime."
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About Warren Jeffs
Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) is the self-proclaimed Prophet, or "speaker of God's will," of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). After his fathers death he married all but two of his father's several dozen wives (effectively making himself his own step-father). He went on to continue marrying many more wives.
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Polygyny is one man married to several women.
Polyandry is one woman married to several men.
Polygamy refers to either arrangement.
Polygamy - Frequently Asked Questions


Who Are the Mormons?

Joeseph Smith

About Joseph Smith principal founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Clarification
Polygamy was officially discontinued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1890. Any Church member adopting the practice today is excommunicated. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not the same group as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS)
Rooted in the early ministry of Latter Day Saints Church founder Joseph Smith... polygamy was later denounced by the church but embraced by fundamentalists. About 10,000 claim membership in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Response to Anti-Mormon Critics


Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ Statistics
1990 Data Glenmary Research Institute

State            Members
Utah             1,236,242
Idaho              268,060
Arizona            199,761
Nevada               89,033
Wyoming            45,793
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