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God's Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18

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A shocking indictment of polygamy, this book reveals gruesome facts about Bible-based polygamy, a growing phenomenon now counting 50,000 - 100,000 members in 30 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico. Eighteen brave women who escaped from 10 of the 11 main polygamous groups as well as from independent families tell their horrifying stories, which include rape, incest, orgies, drugs and violence, making this form of polygamy more akin to sexual slavery than to any quaint religious or lifestyle choice.

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Audrey Starkey, September 24, 2008 (view all comments by Audrey Starkey)
was very impressed with the research into the various groups who practice Pologmy worldwide. This book has a map showing where these groups are thoughout the USA, and if they are Christian, Muslim or Fundamentalist Morman. She does explain that the Modern LDS church DOES NOT condone Pologamy, and explains why some groups continue to believe that this is the only way to heaven.

The first part of this book is a history of Pologamy, and gives a summary of many groups and how and why they got started. She makes it very clear that this is not just a "Morman" occurance, but rather widely practiced in many religions.

The second part contains 18 stories of women and girls from various groups who have chosen to withdrawal from this lifestyle, and have begun to speak out what their experience were, and how it affected them and their families. It is an eye-opening group of stories, allowing the reader inside the walls of the groups.

The people who become involved in these groups come to a believe that this lifestyle will be an escape from the stressful way the modern American lives. It appears to be a close knit family, pulling their money together, avoiding outside stressors, and living a Godly life in order to obtain lasting life in the hear-after.

Perhaps there are many groups who do practice the above: however, what this book tells is the stories where the system has gone corrupt, forcing girls as young as 12 into marriages, demanding they have a child a year, discarding males, and using the public welfare system to support the children. Education is withheld, and attempting to leave the groups can become a deadly game for the women and children.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in studying this lifestyle because it tells stories of all religious pologmany groups, and you learn the actual stories of 18 from all different groups throughout the USA.
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Julyemarie, November 4, 2007 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
Not the best read I have ever had, but still an education in an American sub-culture that many are not aware of. Very interesting although I found it to be a bit redundant after a few chapters. I'm glad I read it and may recommend it, depending on the person, but I probably will not read it again.
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ISBN:
9781930074132
Author:
Moore-emmett, Andrea
Publisher:
Pince-Nez Press
Author:
Moore-Emmett, Andrea
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Religion - Denominations - Religions
Subject:
Fundamentalism
Subject:
Sexuality & Gender Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da
Subject:
Polygamy
Subject:
Mormon fundamentalism.
Subject:
Christianity -- Evangelism.
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
8.50x5.62x.53 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A shocking indictment of polygamy, this book reveals gruesome facts about Bible-based polygamy, a growing phenomenon now counting 50,000 - 100,000 members in 30 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico. Eighteen brave women who escaped from 10 of the 11 main polygamous groups as well as from independent families tell their horrifying stories, which include rape, incest, orgies, drugs and violence, making this form of polygamy more akin to sexual slavery than to any quaint religious or lifestyle choice.
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