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 28, 2015

Polygamy and Gay Marriage–Poles Apart–Scholarly Research

  This is an excellent article on why polygamy and gay marriage rights cannot be compared. Some of the points made are; This competitive, zero-sum dynamic […]
November 27, 2015

Big Names on Witness List in Twin Towns Discrimination Case

Big names on the witness lists in Justice Dept. lawsuit against polygamous towns SALT LAKE CITY — A leader in the FLDS Church and former acolytes […]
November 27, 2015

Exploiting Emotional Pain For Reality TV Paychecks

It’s been sad to see prominent TV polygamists exploiting personal disaster for TV ratings recently, and doing so in a highly dishonest way. It seems that […]
November 25, 2015

How FLDS Leaders Stole Childhood.

Christine Marie Katas of our sister organization Voices for Dignity shared this sad, true story. It’s told by a former member of the FLDS, Brenda Nicholson […]
November 22, 2015
A TV show that started out as a means of converting the public to the idea that polygamy is a wholesome and acceptable practice has instead […]
November 22, 2015

Interview with Former Warrren Jeffs’ “Wife” Who is Now the Adopted Daughter of SCC Director Kristyn Decker.

“It took eight years of repeated attempts to escape before she finally was able to break away.” Lynette Warner has made a new life since literally […]
November 22, 2015
Some things are obvious, or should be. “Kobane Canton’s Administration, stated that they will continue to build a democratic self-governing society which respects women’s rights.” Too […]
November 14, 2015

Great Article On Why Polygamy Should be Kept Illegal

“Those shows [Big Love and ‘reality’ TV polygamy shows] are entertaining but unrealistic. Same-sex marriage may be an advance for human rights. Legalizing polygamy would undermine […]
November 14, 2015

Shady Polygamy “Scholarship.”

Janet Bennion: Wrong Again. Read the comments section in the news item to see how wrong Professor Bennion is about polygamy, particularly in AUB. http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-professor-calls-polygamy-new-marital-rights-frontier#stream/ Our […]
November 8, 2015
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 18, 2015
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Blow to Anti-Prostitution Bill in Canada

Canada has been moving ahead in recognizing equality for women and attempting to eradicate abusive practices. Following the lead of some European countries, in 2014, Canada  […]
February 15, 2015
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Gay Marriage? So Why Not Polygamy?

Some people ask, if gay marriage is legal why shouldn’t polygamy be legal too? Whether you are for or against same-sex marriage, constitutional law expert, Dr.  […]
February 14, 2015
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A Just and Compassionate Approach to Polygamists–PROPOSED AMNESTY

This is our proposal for dealing with polygamy in Utah and other states. “The harms flowing from polygamy are too evident to ignore and too serious […]
February 14, 2015
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CRITIQUING POLYGAMY IN LOVE.

2/14/2015 While we’re focused on love today, since it’s Valentines, we thought it worth posting a couple of items from our Face Book page, to explain […]
February 8, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]