Tag Archives: polygamy

When Polygamy Becomes Trafficking

When Polygamy Becomes Trafficking

I spoke at a legal conference in Utah called Polygamy and the Law. In my presentation “When Polygamy Becomes Trafficking,” I outlined the difference between “free will polygamy” (polyamory) and what I call “enslavement polygamy,” which is totalitarian in nature.

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I Will be a Featured Guest on “What Do You Think Utah?”

I Will be a Featured Guest on “What Do You Think Utah?”

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 HERE

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I’m in the St. George News

I’m in the St. George News

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.

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KUTV Covered My Event: Christmas comes to Hildale for first time

KUTV Covered My Event:  Christmas comes to Hildale for first time

(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.

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New Article: Tolga & I on Sex Trafficking

New Article: Tolga & I on Sex Trafficking

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.

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Me: Speaking on Human Trafficking in Washington DC

Me: Speaking on Human Trafficking in Washington DC

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.

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On ‘Sister Wives’ TV Show

On ‘Sister Wives’ TV Show

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.”

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Exploitation of Believers

Exploitation of Believers

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.

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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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