FLDS Speaker (08/19/2006) A speaker at the FLDS Children's Rally on the steps of the City County Building.
FLDS Children s Rally (08/19/2006) Children at the 2006 FLDS Children's Rally. The signs say things like: "Prejudice Hurts Kids," "Our Families Our Choice," "Liberty and Justice for All" and "I Love All My Moms."
I had been wanting to get some pictures of the Farmer's Market in Pioneer Park. I had heard that there would be a FLDS Children's Rally at the City County Building on the same day. So I decided to get pictures of both events.
The FLDS rally was a lot smaller than I had anticipated. Polygamous groups are noteworthy for the rate at which they can breed. This rally had only 40 or so people. At top breeding speed, a polygamist group can quickly balloon into the thousands.
The primary goal of this rally was to show that the women and children in FLDS families are not monsters. For that matter, this group of children appeared well educated and was quite articulate. Personally, I have met women from polygamous families who had received essentially no education.