Fundamentalist Mormon Church Inundates Local Counties With Mailings
County officials in west central Minnesota are scratching their heads trying to figure out why they’ve been receiving large packets of priority and certified mailings from Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeffs is serving a life-sentence in Palestine, Texas, for raping two young girls that he claimed were his “spiritual” wives.
The bundles of letters and booklets began arriving a couple months ago to many county commissioners in the region.
Some of the envelopes contained a two-page document; others had 43-page booklets; one held large bound books that were 149 pages long.
The materials contain proclamations and”revelations that appear to warn government entities around the world of “whirlwind judgments” and certain doom if Jeffs’ message isn’t heeded.
Jeffs, who is president of a group that has been called the “radical” polygamous sect of the Mormon Church, also sends the strong message in the long rambling literature that he should be released from jail.
It’s a message that’s apparently being mailed to elected county officials as well as national and international leaders, according to one of the booklets that warn of a “judgment on all nations.”
So far the Kandiyohi County Commissioners have received approximately seven separate mailings. One of the last mailings weighed almost three pounds.
“Yeah, we’re getting them too,” said Jake Sieg, Lac qui Parle County auditor.