How has Warren Jeffs affected society today

Warren Jeffs’ extreme behaviors and teachings have helped to bringpolygamy to the national (and international) stage. What used to bea small local issue has gained widespread concern and has givenmany people in abusive situations and opportunity to escape.Because what Warren did was so over the top, he was caught. Thishas made many of his followers leave and follow less destructivepaths. It has also given a voice to the non-radical polygamists,who are able to show that their lifestyle is a valid, mutualagreement between adults rather than a tyrannical predatory cult asit has been portrayed. The concern now are those who are stillfollowing his leadership, as his directions have become even moreextreme.

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