To what extent are Joseph Smith & Warren Jeffs similar vs. different?

The new Netflix documentary called “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey” deals with the history of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its current prophet Warren Jeffs.

In today’s episode, John and Jenn are joined by: 

  • Sam and Melissa from the super popular “Growing Up in Polygamy” YouTube channel.  Sam was raised in the FLDS church under Rulon and Warren Jeffs, and Melissa was raised in the mainstream LDS/Mormon church.
  • Joanna, also raised in the FLDS church.

The focus for today’s episode will be the similarities and differences between Mormon church founder Joseph Smith and FLDS church prophet Warren Jeffs.

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  1. Ann Heydt June 26, 2022 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Warren Jeffs should NOT be allowed to have followers visit him in prison, listen to him preach & take the words back to his people. That would be a crazy part of his sentence to have that be ok.

  2. Swanee Ramsey February 25, 2023 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Is this the same Jenn who had from the beginning of her employment at MS already suffered “traumatic abuse” from JD and another female podcaster on MS?
    I’m trying to hear the terrible fear and abuse in her comments. Can someone explain what parts show her trauma?
    I understand everyone emotes different so it’s hard for me to hear the terrible fear, distrust and disgust she mentions in her charges. Help me understand Jenn?

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