He Makes A Village

As the Winter Olympics approach, Utah begins a crackdown on its polygamous subculture

Tom Green points to the pictures of his 26 children and five wives above the kitchen table and says, "That is my brag wall." At 52, Green is not ready to stop bragging. Three more children are on the way. A self-proclaimed "fundamentalist Mormon," Green lives with his extensive family in the remote desert of western Utah. He believes he is carrying out God's will with his polygamous lifestyle.

David Leavitt, prosecuting attorney of local Juab County, has a different view. He thinks "the practice of polygamy hurts society," and is taking Green to court on four counts of bigamy next...

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