Religion: Fundamentalists

One morning last week FBI agents broke into a house in Salt Lake City, carted seven people off to jail for living as man and wives. Similar posses in other cities swiftly followed suit. By nightfall State and Federal police had dragged from bedroom & parlor, and jailed 50 men and women in Utah, Idaho, Arizona. It was the biggest raid on polygamists since the orthodox Mormon Church officially outlawed plural marriage in 1890.

The jailees were members of a small (2,500 or so members), dissident sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

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