Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs calls the Utah State Legislature into repentance

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 22:17:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has sent every member of the Utah State Legislature a book of his “revelations,” calling them to repent for their sins and to set him free.

The book, which is more than 1,000 pages long, was mailed to the home of every single member of the legislature. Some lawmakers were puzzled by the books, others shrugged and threw them in the trash (or handed them to FOX 13).

A book of revelations and edicts mailed to members of the Utah State Legislature by the Fundamentalist LDS Church. (Photo via Ben WInslow)

In the books, Jeffs sounds off on the news of the day.

“Repair they sin, now, of legal consent to murder of unborn child order; also of same gender union legal way upheld, Sodom and Gomorrah upheld, a sin unto murder of unborn child order. Amen,” he writes.

Jeffs also rails against his conviction for child sex assault related to underage “marriages” calling on authorities to free him from the Texas prison where he is serving a life sentence. He calls on those reading his “Book of Warning” to repent.

“I shall hold all leader order over every nation eternally responsible to give this, my word, saith Jesus Christ, also Book of Warning now mailed to all nations of both leader order, also churches, also libraries in all nations allowing my mailed word to stay in own land; verily, I shall undermine leadership order of any nation who do not give my word to own people for their own eternal salvation sake. Amen,” he writes.

This isn’t the first time Jeffs and his followers have sent the legislature revelations. Books and pamphlets have been mailed to lawmakers in years past. Because the value of the books exceeded state law on gifts to lawmakers, the legislature would have to spend money to mail them back. Rep. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, got a law passed last year that allowed lawmakers to trash them.