What do we really know about modern practicing polygamistsanot fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBOas Big Love? Weave seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smithas doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church. Gaining unprecedented access to these communities, journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya reveals a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs, dark secrets, and stories both heartbreaking and strange. Polygamyas dark sideaincest, forced marriages, and physical abuseais laid bare. But Bhattacharya also finds warmth in the fundamentalist diaspora and even finds himself taking an ideological stand for polygamyas legalization. More than just an expose of Mormon polygamy, Secrets and Wives is the personal journey of a foreign atheist and liberal, a stranger in a strange land who grapples with hard questions about marriage, monogamy, and the very nature of faith.Teachers Manual Course C6, Age 8a9, p 192 (PDF in my possession) 18. a Kingston Journey: Insiders to Outcasts, a by Greg Burton, The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 1998. Also confirmed by former members of the Order Ronald Tucker, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Secrets and Wives|
|Publisher||:||Soft Skull Press - 2013-07-01|