Episode 80: Married to a Prophet- An Interview with Irene Spencer

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Lindsay as she interview Irene Spencer who is the widow of Verlan LeBaron, prophet of the LeBaron group or The Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times. Irene married Verlan at age 16 and moved to the LeBaron ranch in Mexico shortly after. She tells her story of being swept into a cult following because of her religious upbringing and what being a polygamous wife was like. Links mentioned in this podcast:

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    I am grateful to Irene for sharing her experiences. This takes COURAGE. Thank you for doing this. I am so happy for her that she has been able to discover true happiness and enjoy her life, according to her own righteous desires. Excellent podcast!

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