March 23, 2016

Remember–Canada Was Where the US Is Today and Kept Polygamy Illegal, With Good Reason.

Please read this short message and share it with as many people as you know; and ask them to do the same. Thanks a million! The […]
November 8, 2015

“Wife” Versus Victim–A World of Difference.

We’re firm believers that word choice shapes people’s perceptions of situations. (We have a rhetorician amongst us.)Take, for instance, the words “bride” or “wife,” where “victim” […]
November 8, 2015

Books About Polygamy Harms

BOOKS ABOUT the HARMS OF POLYGAMY Written and published by victims and researchers of polygamy 1. A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig […]
November 6, 2015

Elissa Wall Sues FLDS

(And btw Salt Lake Tribune, she was not a “child bride”–she was a child victim of statutory rape.) Utah Supreme Court weighing child bride’s lawsuit against […]
November 1, 2015

Who Gets the Millions of Dollars from the Kingston Clan’s Businesses?

Anyone who is aware of the terrible poverty in which many Kingston “wives” and children live knows that money from Kingston businesses is not helping those […]
November 1, 2015

Liberation Of Meri, Why TLC Needs To End ‘Sister Wives’

“the show was flagrantly celebrating an alt plural marriage lifestyle in the open, legalities be damned. To us, it felt stone age, foreign, misogynistic, paternalistic” About […]
October 21, 2015

Dangers of Couples Therapy When Dealing with Psychopaths

It’s been dismaying to see onscreen emotional abuse of women, by a prominent polygamist, touted as “entertainment” by TLC. It’s also disturbing to see so-called therapists […]
October 17, 2015

Orrin Hatch: Pro FLDS and Pro RFRA

Orrin Hatch, US Senator from Utah, is possibly the politician voted “most friendly” to the FLDS. (He boasted of playing the organ in their church in […]
September 25, 2015

Exploitation of Female Believers

by C.M. Katas |You may wonder how adult women could ever agree to join a cult or succumb to the exploitations of a priest. Cult expert […]
September 25, 2015

Torture, Sacred Trust & Human Rights

by Rose Monroe | Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs continues to use his ecclesiastical power to impose tests of faith that inflict severe mental anguish on his […]
September 25, 2015

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Think Religious Fundamentalism

by Rose Monroe | “Don’t you call me a victim!” Robin Brown screamed on a recent episode of “Sister Wives”. But some believe she is oppressed, […]
September 19, 2015

Accused Child Sex Abuser is Head of Sex and Alcohol Abuse Program in AUB Polygamist Cult

The irony of this situation is astounding. We posted recently about Rhonda Allred (Wiliams’) revelation about her uncle, Marvin Wight. According to Rhonda, and apparently by […]
September 11, 2015

Why Evil Men Stay In Power in AUB

The attached is a comment from an AUB member who has been telling other AUB members how wrong they are to criticize their leader, Lynn Thompson–in […]
August 23, 2015

Another Year in AUB

Dave Watson, a “Council Member” in the AUB polygamist cult told the world about a year ago that the cult was “dealing with” public allegations of […]
July 17, 2015

Sexual Abuse in AUB, In the Words of a Cult Member

Many times, stories of their experiences in polygamy told by women and teens leaving cults are dismissed as the exaggerations of ex-members with a grudge. Because […]
May 24, 2015

Spiritual Abuse and Narcissism: A Toxic Mix

This article is spot on, and identifies what happens when you mix narcissism and religious abuse–as is often found within polygamy. We know of dinner table […]
May 17, 2015

Polygamy in Religious Texts

by Marion Alison | The attached article was written tongue-in-cheek, but just because some bronze-age guys lived polygamy it’s no justification for doing the same today. […]
April 30, 2015

Former FLDS Charlene Jeffs Gets Joint Custody of Children

A misleading headline by the Salt Lake Tribune tells readers that Lyle Jeffs “gives wife custody of children.” Hardly–what has happened is that Lyle Jeffs didn’t […]
April 17, 2015

Why Sexual Abuse Continues to Flourish in Polygamist Groups

We posted a couple of days ago about the sexual abuse in AUB, how past leader Owen Allred failed for a long time to acknowledge it, […]
April 17, 2015

Will Winston Blackmore Escape Prosecution Yet Again?

Canadian polygamist Winston Blackmore’s lawyer is atempting to use technicalities from past court actions to allow his client, who is leader of a polygamist cult in […]
April 13, 2015

Whistle-Blower Threatened by Polygamist Leader, Owen Allred

Despite saying that sexual abuse in polygamist groups was “a stinking mess,” it appears that Owen Allred (now deceased, former president of the AUB cult) may […]
March 28, 2015

South Dakota Compound To House FLDS Elite

A decision should be made by May this year about whether Seth Jeffs’ request for a huge increase in water for the FLDS compound in Pringle, […]
March 24, 2015

Former FLDS Leader Called Out – Group Sex Distraction

Jessop’s focus on “group sex” as horrifying is a clever way for him to distract from the fact that he never objected to the more traditional […]
March 21, 2015

Remembering How Oprah Winfrey Helped Deceive the American Public About the FLDS

This video clip with veteran polygamy reporter, Mike Watkiss, shows how Oprah’s exclusive Interview at Warren Jeff’s Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas was a whitewash […]
March 17, 2015

The FLDS Mafia

Sam Brower calls the FLDS a “sophisticated organized crime syndicate.” Nevada Senator, Harry Reid, likened the FLDS to the Mafia. Both men’s opionions seem to be […]
February 22, 2015

The Challenges of Leaving Cult Life

This story from a woman who left the FLDS highlights the difficulties of breaking free from the mental bondage of cults. This young woman says, ” […]
February 19, 2015

Idaho Becoming a Haven for Cults. Sam Brower’s views on Idaho’s Bill 113.

(see our previous post for details) Sam says “It’s a horrible bill that we spent yesterday trying to make sure it never comes to fruition. If […]
February 8, 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Within Extreme Religion–In-house Investigations and Cover-ups.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling body tells “elders – the spiritual leaders of local congregations – to form confidential committees to handle potential criminal matters internally.” This […]
January 31, 2015

The Pitfalls of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs)

As many states including Utah seek to introduce RFRAs, Sound Choices Coalition is keenly aware of the potential pitfalls that these acts present. Only recently, a […]
December 2, 2014

Loyalty,” Secrets, Separatism, and Child Sexual Abuse in Polygamy

“Loyalty,” Secrets, Separatism, and Child Sexual Abuse in Polygamy. We sympathize with and support the woman who recently made sexual abuse allegations against her father, AUB […]
December 2, 2014

One Page Summary on “Why Not Polygamy.”

Here is a super-simplified, one page handout for our supporters, giving the main reasons for why embracing polygamy in any culture is inadvisable. Why Not Polygamy? […]
February 14, 2014

Love for the Women of Polygamy

Sound Choices Coalition wishes you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! On the subject of love–this is the driving force that keeps us sending out our message. […]
January 10, 2014

Sound Choices Press Release re: Decriminalizing Polygamy 1/15/14

 As state policy makers and the general public listen to the debates about polygamy and gay rights, the Sound Choices Coalition affirms that in spite of […]
January 17, 2013

Stop the Decriminalization of Polygamy – Press Release

Stop the Decriminalization of Polygamy  “Patriarchal polygamy violates human rights by placing woman in religious bondage,” says Kristyn Decker, founder of the Sound Choices Coalition, which […]
January 15, 2013

Stand Against Legalizing the Subjugation of Women Through Polygamy

Introduction On January 17, 2013, a federal judge in the state of Utah will hear motions on whether to dismiss or proceed with a lawsuit filed […]