Bitterroot Polygamous Sect Divided after Sex Abuse Accusations against Utah Leader

By Kristen Inbody
Great Falls Tribune
November 1, 2017

The Bitterroot Valley is seeing a divide among members of a Morman fundamentalist sect.

A split among members of the Apostolic United Brethren, a polygamist Mormon fundamentalist sect, is playing out in a Bitterroot Valley town of fewer than a thousand west of Corvallis and US Highway 93.

The church has been torn apart since daughter Rosemary Williams, who is on the television show “My Five Wives” and two nieces accused the church president Lynn Thompson of Bluffdale, Utah of molesting them.

Some Pinesdale AUB members have established a Second Ward, marriages have been strained even to separation and the congregation’s Pines Academy private school has seen declining enrollment, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.








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