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FLDS: When Warren Jeffs rules

Warren Jeffs becomes leader and prophet of the Fundamentalist of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) in September 2002, after the death of his father. Years later, he is convicted in Utah on two counts of being an accomplice to rape. His extremism knows no boundaries.

•Warren Jeffs assumes leadership of the FLDS after the death of his father, Rulon Jeffs.

•By 1995, Warren Jeffs is becoming a subtle, but more powerful presence.

•He has rigid rules against women becoming obese.

•Warren Jeffs is the son of deceased FLDS polygamist leader Rulon Jeffs.

•Warren Jeffs bans the color red. It is reserved for Jesus Christ.

•The obedience Warren Jeffs’ preaches is a woman’s complete submission to her husband.

•Women are not to go into town without the company of a man.

•Warren’s father, after he became the prophet, put a stop to higher education.

•Television, radio and the Intranet are completely off-limits, except for business purposes.

•Clothing is limited to only pastel colors in a few styles.

•Domestic violence increases after the release of Warren’s tapes, calling for even more obedience among women toward their husbands.

•Warren Jeffs takes sex away from the community by decreeing that it can only be used for procreation.

•Warren decrees in 1998 that all worldly reading materials are to be eliminated.

•Education has almost no value in Warren Jeffs’ FLDS.