Warren Jeffs Taps 15 Men to Father All Followers' Kids
Imprisoned FLDS leader issues edict, say sources
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2012 1:50 AM CDT
Warren Jeffs is apparently still barking orders, even behind bars.   (AP)

(Newser) – Imprisoned pedophile Warren Jeffs has issued an edict from his Texas cell naming 15 men who are to father all children conceived among his polygamy followers, sources have revealed. Sex is forbidden for all others, even married men, who will only serve as family "caretakers" for children fathered by others, according to the edict. The decree was revealed recently at services of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said former FLDS member Issac Wyler, who still lives within the community. The chosen men have been "delegated or designated by God to sire the new, special children," Wyler told the Deseret News. Women will be "made available" to these 15 men, even if they are married to someone else, notes the Daily Mail.

Late last year, Jeffs reportedly instructed his followers that all sex was forbidden because existing marriages were considered invalid and needed to be re-solemnized by him. He's not allowed to preach behind bars, and has been investigated for breaking the ban in the past. Jeffs is serving a 130-year sentence for sexually assaulting two girls in "spiritual" child "marriages" in the sect. He is still is believed to have thousands of followers in the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.

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