Stay sweet: pray and obey is a new investigative true-crime documentary series on Netflix about self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs and his dealings with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), a secretive cult and offshoot of the far-right church.
This multi-million dollar church became known for practicing polygamy and marrying very young women to much older men. FLDS, formerly known as “The Fundamentalists,” came to power after mainstream Mormonism outlawed polygamy. Members of this group believed that Christ wanted multiple wives because it meant having more children, and the more children you had, the higher your place in heaven would be.
The focus of this documentary is Warren Jeffs and his criminal case, but the refreshing thing about it Stay sweet: pray and obey We see this story from the perspective of the victims, many of whom were forced into marriage when they were very young, some even minors, to their cousins or to men decades older than them.
Below, we’ll examine where Jeffs stands today and how he continues to have a presence in the FLDS.
Is Keep Sweet documentary maker Warren Jeffs still alive?
Yes, Jeffs lives and is incarcerated in the Louis C. Powledge Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice near Palestine, Texas.
Where is Warren Jeffs now? Is he still part of the FDLS?
In 2007, Warren was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape as an accomplice for marrying Elissa Wall to her 19-year-old first cousin, Allen Steed, when she was only 14. In 2010, while serving his consecutive sentences, the convictions were overturned by the Utah Supreme Court.
As you’ll see in the documentary series, an additional investigation into the YFZ ranch, specifically the Temple, led to the chilling discovery of the church’s archive room, including horrifying audio recordings of so-called “holy sessions” that reportedly revealed Jeff’s girls were aging sexually assaulted him when he was 12 in front of his sister wives.
In 2011, Jeffs was convicted of twice sexually assaulting a child and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years. When he went to prison he had 78 wives, and noisy Stay sweet: pray and obey24 of them were under 17 years old.
Unfortunately, the FLDS is still very much alive with thousands of members across the country and Jeffs even has staunch supporters who still believe he is the prophet. He still directs the Church from prison and releases “revelations.”
Could Warren Jeffs ever be released from prison?
Bustle reported on this issue, noting that given the severity of his sentence, Jeffs was unlikely ever to be released. He will serve at least 45 years in prison before being paroled.
Jeffs was 55 years old when he received his conviction. Even if he only served at least 45 years, he would still be 100 if he could possibly be granted parole. It doesn’t seem likely that he will ever come out.
Stay sweet: pray and obey now streaming on Netflix.
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