Canadian movers and the shakers sect condemned for polygamy
A Canadian court has two sekteleiders who had dissented from the Mormon church, convicted of polygamy.
The 61-year-old Winston Blackmore was between 1990 and 2014 with 24 women married and would 146 have children. The 53-year-old James Oler would between 1993 and 2009 with five women in a marital relationship have had. It is unclear how many children he has.
The authorities have tried Blackmore and Oler for years condemned, but that was difficult because their actions under freedom of religion fell. In 2011, the supreme court, however, that the laws that polygamy is forbid, were more important than religious freedom.
The sect had seceded from the Mormon church. Blackmore and Oler called themselves for a long time bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but after that church polygamy was renounced turned to Blackmore and his followers, the church, the back, and they started a settlement in the village of Bountiful.