You must have heard this acronym if you have watched Keep Sweet Pray and Obey. If not and if you are thinking of watching the docu-series then it is better to know what FLDS really is and whether it exists or not to get a real understanding of the series.
There are a lot of opinions and reactions that have come across after the release of the series and many are wondering whether FLDS exists or not. So we are here to give you all the nitty-gritty details about it in this article and answer, is FLDS still active?
What Is FLDS?
Before knowing about its existence, let me give you a brief introduction to this. FLDS stands for Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a denomination of the Mormon Church. It was formed when some members were against polygamy practices and formed LDS and those who continued to practice formed the FLDS.
This sect practices polygamy. Warren Jeffs took over this sect. He became the ultimate prophet of this sect. Women were subjected to forced marriage and pregnancy and if they refused to accept then they had to face the repercussions. Warren Jeffs himself had 78 wives and 24 of them were underage. The women who did not agree to the rules and regulations were left without money and were asked to leave leaving them without support.
Is It Still Active?
The FLDS still exists to live in Arizona and Utah Border according to the docu-series which is a testimony by the women of that sect who had to go through the sect’s rules and laws and abuse. People believe that Warren Jeffs is still running the FLDS from prison even after being sentenced to life for his deeds. The ex-members of the sect say that they have been estranged from the relatives who still exist to be part of the sect and they don’t even talk to the ones who have left.
Keep Sweet Pray and Obey
To see what the sect is all about and how the women were treated you really need to watch the limited series on Netflix by Rachel Dretzin. The series is based on an episodic documentary that reveals the truth behind FLDS from the ex-members. The series was released on 8th June 2022. It has caused a lot of stir all over social media. The netizens have been left traumatized after watching the series. It shows the harrowing truth and narration and the investigation that led to the arrest of Jeffs and his sentence.
It consists of 4 episodes majorly of 45-55 minutes. The director even plans to make a sequel to the series. It will show the life within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As mentioned earlier, and based on Netflix’s description, it is a limited series. So, watch it before you regret missing it.
To know the in-depth reality one must watch this series. It will leave you traumatized as the ones who suffered. A necessity actually, to know the truth of the sect. It will leave you with questions, sadness and angst at the same.