Polygamists Condemn Warren Jeffs' Sexual Abuse and Call for Legalizing Polygamy

Fundamentalist Mormons who practise polygamy according to early Mormon teachings have condemned the sexual abuse of young girls Warren Jeffs and seven other members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) were convicted of. The Principle Rights Coalition composed of five groups of Fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy fear that the convictions will result in widespread prosecution of polygamy. Instead of prosecuting polygamy, the Principle Rights Coalition urges polygamy be legalized, stating that legalization would aid in preventing child abuse among those who practice polygamy.

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