Polygamy City
 
 
A POLYGAMIST PROPHET IS PREDICTING THE END OF THE WORLD WILL COME IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. NEWS 4 UTAH'S BRENT HUNSAKER VISITED HIS FOLLOWERS IN HILLDALE AND COLORADO CITY -- TWO PLYGAMOUS COMMUNITIES ON THE UTAH-ARIZONA BORDER.

A PEOPLE BUSY WITH PREPARATIONS. THESE DAYS... PROPHETS OF DOOM ARE A DIME A DOZEN.

BUT THE DIFFERENCE WITH POLYGAMY CITY... IS THAT THE FOLLOWERS OF RULON JEFFS ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

"The opression I was under and the indoctrination was real hard to work out of.

RETURNING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS... RENA MCKERT... SAW DRAMATIC CHANGES AT COLORADO CITY. EVERYWHERE... HOMES ARE BEING BUILT -- SOME TO HOUSE BELIEVERS WHO ARE GATHERING FROM AS FAR AWAY AS CANADA.

JEFFS EVEN SOLD HIS HOME AND PROPERTY IN THE SALT LAKE VALLEY AND MOVED BACK TO COLORADO CITY.

OTHER EVIDENCE OF THE PREPARATION: BELIEVERS ARE STOCKING UP ON FOOD. -- AND THERE'S A RUSH TO MARRY.

JEFFS TEACHES THAT ONLY WOMEN MARRIED IN POLYGAMY BECOME HEAVENLY GODDESSES.

Rena McKert: "Your husband has to take your hand and lead you back into God's presence."

JASON WILLIAMS LEFT COLORADO CITY JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

Jason Williams, Former Colorado City Resident: "Because they're told that if you're not married, then you're going to be a servant angel."

Jason Williams: "so at 14 they're walking in and saying I want to be placed with a man."

14 YEAR OLDS ASKING TO BE "PLACED" -- WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT AT TEN.

"POLYGAMY CITY" -- TONIGHT AT 10 ALSO... I'LL GIVE YOU THE DETAILS ON HOW THE POLYGAMISTS BELIEVE THE END WILL COME... AND WHAT SOME FEAR WILL HAPPEN... IF THE END DOES NOT COME... AS PREDICTED.
 
KTVX - ABC 4
Originally broadcast May 26, 1999
 
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