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Warren Jeff's fundamentalist polygamist sect has never been so vulnerable.
A grand jury in Texas has indicted three FLDS members on charges related to accusations of sexual abuse of children through marriage of underage girls to older men.
This follows the indictment of five others last month, including Warren Jeffs himself on new charges, Jeffs is already in prison after being convicted as an accomplice to rape for arranging an underage marriage.
There is no reason to doubt that more members of this church are being investigated.
One might think all this is giving some members second thoughts. But in this church, where the hierarchy is as rigid and strict as old Stalinist regimes, no member in good standing would ever tell an outsider that.
On the contrary, one member I called tells me this "strengthens his faith." It's an attack against their religion, he says.
Justice may be getting served. But it's also increasing a martyr complex among members of this church. And you have to wonder what effect that might have on the men, women and children of this church.
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