Polygamist sect advertising leaders' revelations

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Posted: Jan 20, 2012 5:59 PM
Polygamist sect advertising leaders' revelations

Faithful followers of imprisoned polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs are making his apocalyptic writings available to the public through advertisements placed in newspapers nationwide.

The ads appear in Friday editions of The Washington Post, The New York Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Salt Lake Tribune and other newspapers.

A Washington Post ad sales representative tells The Associated Press a quarter-page ad in the newspaper costs about $10,000.

The 56-year-old Jeffs has been sect president since 2002 and has long predicted natural disasters and the destruction of the world. Threats have increased since his 2010 conviction in Texas on sexual assault charges.

He's serving a prison sentence of more than 20 years.

A message left for FLDS patriarch Vaughan Taylor was not returned Friday.