The former leader of the Mormon sect was denounced by his ex-wife for being a polygamist, being the husband of 24 women and the father of 145 children.
Here you can reveal the
story behind this case.
It was in Canada where the great controversy caused by Winston Blackmore and James Oler was unleashed.
The case of both
falls within the controversies of the same category: the leaders of the Fundamentalist
Mormons are found guilty of polygamy.
Blackmore`s ex-wife Jane was the person who has brought to justice her ex-husband and was in charge of filing a complaint.
She confessed that the reason for Blackmore`s actions depended on what God asked, making him have "divine marriages" with different women.
Jane was a great
reliable and vital witness to the case, proved judge Donegan, Sheri Ann.
Although Winston was considered the one who took the headline in the news, he was not the only one accused of polyamorous relationships.
Oler James, belonging to the Fundamental Mormons, was also accused of having
five wives concurrently, without knowing if he had had children with any of
For that moment in Canada there was no clarity in the laws on multiple marriages; so they were not prosecuted. In 2011 the court has decided that polygamy needs to be condemned in a constitutional manner, without violating any religious precepts.
The trial lasted 12 days, however, this case has been developing for several decades. It was concluded that Winston B. would spend five years in prison for having married 24 quite young ladies: ten of whom were 17, three of them were 16, and one of them was 15 when they’ve married.
When it comes to Oler, there is still no final verdict.
Both men were
leaders of the Fundamentalist Mormon sect of the Church of Jesus that at that
time supported polygyny until the XIX century and decided to break with the
polygamy among their followers since they used religion to cause problems
before the law and abuse the weak religious believers.
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