Rulon Jeffs died Sunday September 8th at the age of 92. He was the leader of the so-called “Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints” (FLDS), which is believed to be the largest polygamist group in North America, reported Associated Press.

Jeffs had 19 wives and fathered 60 children. His extended family gatherings might seem to most, like a town hall meeting.

The FLDS is primarily based within the two twin communities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. These towns are situated on the Arizona/Utah border and include thousands of FLDS members.

Despite the recent prosecution of polygamists and investigation of their activities the powerful Jeffs clan seems to be immune from such scrutiny.

Rulon Jeffs lived a very comfortable life, often shuttled about on a private aircraft. He had a luxurious home in Utah and ruled over a virtual kingdom as its unchallenged leader and “prophet.” Like some despot who governed by “divine right,” his edicts were final and his commands obeyed.

The FLDS throne is now vacant and the struggle for succession will soon begin. Someone will certainly want the crown, since the assets and cash flow of the organization are quite considerable. As in most kingdoms the FLDS appears to have a dynastic line, so it is likely a Jeffs will soon be designated its new ruler.


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