December 31st, 2011
02:35 AM ET

Follower says he was expelled from FLDS for violating Warren Jeffs' sex ban

A long-time follower of a jailed polygamist sect leader says he has been ex-communicated after admitting to having sex with his wife - a violation of an order that Warren Jeffs apparently issued from behind bars.
Jeffs' Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also dissolved his marriage, the follower told CNN late Friday.
The church member spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
The report follows news that Texas officials are investigating whether Jeffs violated his prison phone privileges by calling his congregation with orders, according to CNN affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.

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  1. Hugh Jass©

    When she is 13. Troll.

    December 31, 2011 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |

    i hope they get those women some new cloths... they look terrible..

    December 31, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. rooney

    Not me in the previous posts.
    @Don: Regarding your 6:27 post, the girls are not miners. They are minors.

    December 31, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I guess WJ thinks, "well, if *I* can't..."
    It's offensive that WJ took a completely legitimate religion, added a letter to it, and perverted it to fit in with his twisted ideology.

    Alas, that happens too much these days...

    December 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • c602206

      "...legitimate religion..." a complete oxymoron.

      January 24, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. duckforcover

    Just wait until Newt hears about this!

    January 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |