Tag Archives: polygamy

Photos of Kristyn Decker

Photos of Kristyn Decker

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.

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On ‘Sister Wives’ TV Show Debating Polygamy

On ‘Sister Wives’ TV Show Debating Polygamy

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. 

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Posing With My Brother Husbands

Posing With My Brother Husbands

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.

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New Group Seeks To Keep Polygamy A Criminal Offense

New Group Seeks To Keep Polygamy A Criminal Offense

I recently went to Utah to take a stance against the decriminalization of polygamy. Did a couple press interviews, talked to reporters, and was mentioned in this City Weekly article.too.  The exact blurb mentioning me is below:

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Petition argues polygamy should remain a crime

Petition argues polygamy should remain a crime

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.

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Torture, Sacred Trust & Human Rights

Torture, Sacred Trust & Human Rights
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs continues to use his ecclesiastical power to impose tests of faith that inflict severe mental anguish on his followers. Granted, it’s no revelation that the convicted felon disregards the laws of the land – that’s why he’s in prison. But somehow, from prison, he was practically able to install his own totalitarian government and reign like a tyrannical dictator over a group of vulnerable, unprotected people. And he did it with the silent approval of officials.
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Exploitation of Believers

Exploitation of Believers

You may wonder how adult women could ever agree to join a cult, marry a polygamist 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.

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The Right to be Protected

The Right to be Protected

It’s clear that the obligation of the government is to protect the rights of those deprived of their liberty, yet governmental failures to protect individuals who are not in custodial settings also raise human rights concerns.

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Declaration of Human Rights

Declaration of Human Rights

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.

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