Episode 82: Different Modern-Day Fundamentalist Groups

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James Harmston (TLC)

Winstone Blackmore of the Bountiful Group and some of his family.


Ron and Dan Lafferty on trial for Blood Atonement murder of their sister-in-law, Brenda Wright and her baby Erica.

  Join Lindsay as she covers an entire list of fundamentalist sects including The True and Living Church (TLC), The Bountiful Group, The School of the Prophets (Lafferty Brothers), Christopher Nemelka, and many, many more. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast:

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  • Charlene Elderkin


    One other little known independent group, very small and secretive, is The Church of Jesus Christ in Zion-originating from Independence, Missouri

    This little known Group is headed by Roger Billings, who like so many is a former member of the mainstream L.D.S. church. Billings, is a scientist, engineer and inventor prior to creating his own sect. The Billings Business Computer was an early competitor of Apple and he was the originator of many ideas in spreadsheets, databases, etc.

    He created his own following of people who practice the doctrine polygamy as well as other teachings of the fundamentalist beliefs among his members. Billings denied that his group practiced polygamy in a lawsuit where the practice of polygamy was used to discredit him. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/575041045/Publicity-follows-Billings-brother.html?pg=all
    I believe they still deny they are polygamist but they lied about it when they did, so I wouldn’t trust them to tell the truth – lying for the Lord and all that. They do have a website with links to lectures. http://www.churchofjesuschristinzion.com/lectures-on-faith/

    My family had personal acquaintance with the group in the 90’s, and i have no knowledge of their current beliefs and practices.
    But back then they were very focused on building Zion, practiced the United Order and polygamy. They believed in reincarnation, and their leader (and founder) before Billings (Ken Asay) believed he was the reincarnation of Joseph Smith, that is where they get their authority. That man died in an accident before we became acquainted with the group. We discontinued our relationship upon discovering that Billings and his followers believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.


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  • Steven Retz


    2 Nephi 1:14 Awake! and arise from the dust, and hear the words of a trembling parent, whose limbs ye must soon lay down in the cold and silent GRAVE, FROM WHENCE NO TRAVELER CAN RETURN; a few more days and I go the way of all the earth.


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