FLDS Rally

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Polygamy RallyPolygamy Rally (08/19/2006) Scene from the August 18 FLDS family rally in Salt Lake City.

Children on DisplayChildren on Display (08/19/2006) FLDS Children did a march on the City County grounds.

Children at FountainChildren at Fountain (08/19/2006) Children at a Fountain at the City County Building in Salt Lake City.

City County BuildingCity County Building (08/19/2006) East Side of the City County Building in Salt Lake City.

Building DetailBuilding Detail (08/19/2006) A detail of the Salt Lake City County Building in Salt Lake City.

Polygamy RallyPolygamy Rally (08/19/2006) The rally took place on the West Side of the City County Building.

MediaMedia (08/19/2006) The media filming the 2006 FLDS family rally.

FLDS ChildrenFLDS Children (08/19/2006) This rally had several young members of the FLDS church speak.

Children at RallyChildren at Rally (08/19/2006) Children at the FLDS Children's Rally. The signs say "I love all my moms" and advocate freedom of choice.

Freedom Feels GoodFreedom Feels Good (08/19/2006) This young man knows that polygamy feels good ... Holding his sign this way also feels good. If it feels good, it's gotta be good.

I Love All My MomsI Love All My Moms (08/19/2006) A sign on display at the FLDS Childrens' Rally.

FLDS SpeakerFLDS Speaker (08/19/2006) A speaker at the FLDS Children's Rally on the steps of the City County Building.

FLDS Children s RallyFLDS 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."

FLDS ChildrenFLDS Children (08/19/2006) Children at the 2006 FLDS rally.

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FLDS Children's Rally

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.

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City County Building and Court House (44 pictures) The FLDS Rally took place on the West Side of the Salt Lake City County Building.

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