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   Murder of a Prophet: Dark Side of Utah Polygamy, by John R. Llewellyn  
 
  Novel, first publication in February 2000
 
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      A riveting fact-based story of intrigue, murder, and sex. Lusting for worldwide power and recognition, the fanatical leader of a Utah polygamist cult launches a plan to become "the prophet" of all the polygamist cults—and then to take over the entire Mormon Church. Detectives encounter a doomsday Waco-type standoff with women and children. As the drama unfolds, the personal background stories of individuals portray a realistic portrait of: 1. Easy manipulation of deeply faithful people taught unquestioning obedience by unscrupulous leaders. 2. Depictions of the negative social and genetic effects of many polygamous cults. 3. Vibrant, playful little girls often devolving into lifeless, emotionless women. 4. Occasional men, sexually intimidated by mature women, and having absolute control over their children, fall into pedophilic behavior as they train girls "when they are still young" to become a pleasing wife to the husband. 5. While claiming polygamy is simply a mandate by God to raise up a righteous progeny, and that men are being "holy" as they fulfill this directive to qualify for Celestial Glory, two polygamist leaders lustfully pursue a beautiful new woman convert, each wanting her as wife.A riveting fact-based story of intrigue, murder, and sex. Lusting for worldwide power and recognition, the fanatical leader of a Utah polygamist cult launches a plan to become "the prophet" of all the polygamist cults—and then to take over the entire Mormon Church. Detectives encounter a doomsday Waco-type standoff with women and children. As the drama unfolds, the personal background stories of individuals portray a realistic portrait of: 1. Easy manipulation of deeply faithful people taught unquestioning obedience by unscrupulous leaders. 2. Depictions of the negative social and genetic effects of many polygamous cults. 3. Vibrant, playful little girls often devolving into lifeless, emotionless women. 4. Occasional men, sexually intimidated by mature women, and having absolute control over their children, fall into pedophilic behavior as they train girls "when they are still young" to become a pleasing wife to the husband. 5. While claiming polygamy is simply a mandate by God to raise up a righteous progeny, and that men are being "holy" as they fulfill this directive to qualify for Celestial Glory, two polygamist leaders lustfully pursue a beautiful new woman convert, each wanting her as wife.

     
     
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