Do you watch Sister Wives? The hit reality show chronicles a polygamous family in a fundamentalist LDS cult.
One of its stars recently left the marriage, and her daughter is spilling beans about life in the Apostolic United Brethren—the extreme sect of over 10,000 members in states like Arizona who follow Adam-God doctrine, banning Black people from priesthood, and the infallibility of “prophet” leaders.
One reveal in particular just made waves: most family members in the show realize they are in a cult.
AUB has previously been called out by ex-members who exposed that its teachings lead to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and that most women practicing polygamy are victims of sex trafficking. So far, all the Sister Wives’ children have all have left the faith.
If these sort of truths are so obvious to victims of cults like this, what keeps them from leaving? And what can concerned people do to help?
These are questions we’ll be tackling at next week’s virtual Secular Summit.
Guests include a conspiracy theorist expert; ex-Evangelicals; an anti-Q-Anon journalist; and a therapist that works with traumatized children.
We’ll also celebrate newly-elected school board members who will be working to keep cult ideologies out of classrooms.
The free event happens next Saturday at December 10th 11am. Don't miss it!