RAID ON A POLYGAMIST TOWN: ARIZONA, 1953 - LIFE Magazine

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RAID ON A POLYGAMIST TOWN: ARIZONA, 1953 - LIFE Magazine

http://life.time.com/history/raid-on-a-polygamist-town-1953/#1

This story was covered earlier in Life online but has been changed and modified so I thought I would post it again.

Truly a heart breaking, heart wrenching, story told in words and photographs.

Anyone interested in polygamy, or as we call it, plural marriage should check out this article. The history is staggering.

This posting by Life comes on a day when a federal judge in Utah has issued harsh statements directed at the State of Utah and their bullying of plural families by holding the constant threat of prosecution over their heads. These statements do not take in to account the constant persecution felt by families adhering to this lifestyle. There is reason here to hope......

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From the article ~

The raid sent shock waves through other “plural marriage” communities — and, many people have argued in the years since, led directly to the sort of profoundly secretive, insular and insidious polygamist sects (like the one led by convicted child abuser and self-proclaimed Mormon “prophet,” Warren Jeffs) that have made headlines in recent years.

Read more: http://life.time.com/history/raid-on-a-polygamist-town-1953/#ixzz21gO8qnP2