I gave a presentation for media, trauma therapists and survivors at the International Cultic Studies Association conference in Dallas. The presentation was called The Role of the Media in the Recovery, Retraumatization and Empowerment of Survivors of Traumatic Psychological Manipulation.Read More »
They wrote “Christine has an amazing story that she will be sharing it with us on Wednesday, March 30th” and “The chances that you will be prosecuted for practicing polygamy in Utah are slim, unless you are committing some other crime too. But here’s the problem; institutional polygamy, as practiced by many groups here, is a closed system that is difficult to leave, especially for the women and the children of polygamy. You might want out, but no one is going to say, “Sure. Go ahead.”
Read the whole thing HERERead More »
St. George News / Children and families from Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale — twin cities familiarly known as Short Creek — were treated to a holiday celebration called “The First Christmas,” so named because it was a first for many who are are former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.Read More »
Hildale, Utah — (KUTV) Wednesday afternoon hundreds of kids in Hildale experienced what’s being called the “First Christmas” in the Polygamist city since the 1980s.
Christine Marie from (Las Vegas), is the mastermind behind the holiday event.Read More »
By Scott Dickensheets | Multifaceted pair Tolga and Christine Marie Katas have embarked on their most important work yet: providing refuge and inspiration for escapees from sex trafficking.Read More »
I was fortunate to be invited to speak on a panel regarding cults and trafficking moderated by cult expert Steve Hassan. It was an incredible experience and great honor. I explained my connection with polygamy and trafficking, and how religion can be a tool used to disguise human trafficking. It was the first time that I stood in front of a crowd, live, and share my past. The warm, wonderful crowd at the International Cultic Studies Association, to my shock, even gave me a standing ovation. I was overwhelmed.Read More »
Here are some photos we took of my friend Kristyn Decker, an escapee from the life of polygamy, but more importantly, a sweet, strong, and wonderful person.Read More »
A few months ago, I participated in a public debate on polygamy at UNLV with Kristyn Decker, Kollene Snow and Willy Steed. On the other side was the Brown family of TLC’s “Sister Wives” fame. The debate was filmed for the TV show “Sister Wives.”Read More »
On January 17, 2013 at 3:00 in the afternoon, you might have caught a glimpse of a few celebrities on the courthouse steps in Salt Lake City, Utah. You might have even see me there too. I was the woman in red flanked by multiple husbands in matching frumpy white shirts, thanking God that I live in America, the land of the free.Read More »
A group of activists has organized a petition to oppose the decriminalization of polygamy.
Called “Stand Against Legalizing the Subjugation of Women Through Polygamy,” the petition is hosted by Change.org and as of Tuesday morning had been signed by 54 supporters.Read More »
You may wonder how adult women could ever agree to join a cult or succumb to the exploitations of a priest. Cult expert Janja Lalich busts a cliche old myth and provides an answer that may surprise you.Read More »
The fiduciary relationship between a prophet and believer exists with a vast imbalance of power, and the ability for prophets to control, exploit and even enslave spiritual wives is not only easy, in Utah it’s consequence free.Read More »
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. These are basic human rights. How many human rights are being violated by polygamist cults and the states who fail to protect the people? Read the list and figure it out.Read More »