Speaking of polygamy and its potential legalization: a friend posted this on Facebook today. Behold, the intricacies of Mormon fundamentalism(s). And notice: this is not all sects of Mormonism. The LDS Church isn’t even on this chart. These are just the people that call themselves Mormon fundamentalists.
Some groups to note:
- FLDS/Warren Jeffs - These are the guys you hear about on the news. Jeffs is now in prison, with him and his church accused of underage marriage and child abuse, among other things. They’re the ones in Colorado City, AZ; Hildale, UT; and Eldorado, TX.
- Centennial Park - You can see these guys on the Discovery Channel’s Polygamy, USA.
- Allred Group/AUB (Apostolic United Brethren) - A family in this group is the subject of Sister Wives.
This needs to be updated to incorporate the further schisms in the FLDS: Winston Blackmore’s group and William E. Jessop’s group are both missing in the graph.
As an aside: The FLDS isn’t only present in two border hamlets in Arizona and Utah or on one huge BFE compound in Texas. You could add South Dakota, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, British Columbia (Canada) and so on and so forth to that list.
^ Interesting contribution! If I get a chance to talk with the designer, I will!