Winston Blackmore & polygamy: The Bishop of Bountiful B.C. - The Fifth Estate

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From 2003 Fifth Estate host Hana Gartner with a rare glimpse inside the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and an exclusive interview with one of its most prominent citizens Winston Blackmore. Over the years there have been occasional news reports about a mysterious and secretive religious community in Bountiful, B.C. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - no relation to the mainstream Mormons believe that not only does God condone polygamy, but the Canadian Charter of Rights does, too. --- Subscribe for more videos from The Fifth Estate : /> Connect with The Fifth Estate online : Website : />Facebook : />Twitter : />Instagram : /> About the fifth estate : For four decades The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue a tradition of provocative and fearless journalism. the fifth estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

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He's such a sick man
Odette Sprong
He is so shockingly cold and emotionless. I wouldn't trust him around any child
Ridgeback Mom
Damon Vasiliw
This is sick. These poor women are oppressed slaves and do not realize it
J Armstrong
I don't care what they believe or how they live OTHER than the very young girls getting married and having children so young and not staying in school...if they would wait til after grade 12 and the girls are 18 years of age and THEY have a say in getting married they can practice their religion including polygamy...
Lucie S
I'm shocked that child abuse and under educating is ok in that country
He speaks down to the interviewer because she is a woman who asks tough questions... Something he is not used to.
J Armstrong
...this video concentrates too much on the polygamy issue instead of the sexual exploitation and abuse of the girls involved...
Azucena Reyes
we cant mind our own business when the girls getting married and pregnant are 15
Whisper McGaughy
The incest,sexual abuse and exploitation of the girls is absolutely horrifying..And let's not forget how they treat the boys once they come of age and they see them as competition..I believe they should be able to worship as they please but when it comes to isolation and restricting their education,it begins looking more like a cult..There is no justifying the abuse of children nor do I believe that's what the bible was getting at.. :/
Viking Man
Sounds just like North Korea...
Bonnie McDermid
Please, let us recognise this issue for what it is. This is an issue of exploitation of children, of women. It is an issue of control and abuse. It is an issue of needing to protect those most vulnerable in society. It is not an issue of freedom of religion.
Taylor Fausett
Warren Jeff's molested his own children. There is a documentary about it. This belief system is a lie.
Taura Helms
The devotion song to daddy that the girls sang was creepy. I'm out.
He's been found guilty of polygamy and Winston is going to jail
YOU MISSED THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION!!!!!!   If Mormons "claims to follow the Bible" they are committing FORNICATION AND ADULTERY!     yah...we know - Mormons make their own rules.
The first wife seems like she is getting her voice. She did not lie or cover for him. I hope she got the guts to leave him. But she probably stayed worried about leaving those girls with no one.
susan warner
These girls have never been given the chance to know what freedom of choice really means, so as far as I am concerned it is child sexual exploitation and abuse of the girls!
Yea! Jane left!
Skyelar EmeryEagle
His voice is creepy.- warren jeffs.
Their goal is to ultimately become gods. That's pure ego at work. The antithesis of spirituality.
Staci Towery
No relation to lds church? Simply not true.
Jane Smith
A very good balanced (but now slightly out of date( programme as Winston B was expelled by the prophet, Bountiful therefore split in two. His first wife gave evidence at the recent polygamy prosecution of WB in 2017. They need to follow the law of the land they are in. Eg the Catholic code of canon law has age of marriage for girls as 12 and boys 14 (which was Irish law by the way until about 1971) but also says or older if the law of the country requires it so eg in the UK it is therefore 16 (if parents consent).
God is the truth Highly blessed
I think grown men preying on children is disgusting but using religion as a tool to further brain wash and manipulate people into abusing women and children is just pure evil!!!!
Wait, it came down to money? Who would have thunk it?!!
Why should we pay welfare to people who think they should have thirty wives. You want them, you pay for them and the hundred kids. You gonna babble about the old testament Winston, then let's talk about mortal sin and how that was handled. What a perverted creep....
Debbie Mason
wow...that mayor thou!
HondaElementDweller Freedom
Turn a blind eye to sex slaves because he's bringing in money. Sick.
Butter Bean
God is the only true Judge. It's his business, not ours. To each his own. Peace
Christelle Eloi
What a sad life. God help them all.
Merri Cat
Pervert conman
Kaitlin Gillespie
Whatever, be a polygamist all you want, but children the age of 18 and younger should be going to school and if they get married; to the person they want to be married to.That's the problem with these cults. It completely takes everyone's choice of life away and blackmails them to believe that that's how their life is meant to be.
Polygamy is not from God, it is not approved by God in any way. God said ONE man and ONE woman. Plus using women to have many wives and children is not how God wanted it to be. God wanted a man and a woman to be married and establish a family together, not for the man or woman to be used and abused. These people are living a lie, the faith is a lie, and the founder of their faith is a liar and false teacher.
Daniel Nyairo
I don't see how polygamy is illegal. What should be prosecuted is the forcing of underage girls to get married. If two, three or 50 consenting adults get themselves into a polygamous union, it shouldn't be anybody's business. The state should't legislate on who an adult should love and marry or how many people an adult loves and marries.
"Men are very very gifted in knowing what... women should do" wow... just WOW 😳 These poor brainwashed women.
Aristotle Stagirus
Polygamy should be legal, period. The state has no valid reason to force what is really a religious based rule that only one man can be married to one woman upon everyone else. Any number of men and any number of women should be able to enter a single marriage. Mind you, this should go in all ways, including 3 men and no women, or no men and 4 women, or 2 men and 3 women, or whatever they want. Now, forcing women into marriage, or treating women as slaves, or physically abusing women, or marrying under age women, and such... all things that can be done to a women regardless of whether the marriage is polygamous or not, those things should be illegal.
Hey mr Winston you are full of it. The New Testament clears states one man one woman. It's the new covenant that Jesus brought to his people you are directly violating Gods law. Furthermore joe smith was a master mason and believed in that man god crap just like the masons. Your master in the Masonic order is Satan. You just don't find out until you're a 33rd degree.
Do what you want EXCEPT marrying/raping underage children. That's not protected under freedom of religion. Nor is incest. (At least not here in the States).
Sophie Russell
"There were polygamists in the Old Testament, so I would just say that that's as good a place as any to explain the divinity of polygamy." As was hurling babies against rocks and eating the flesh of your children. Whether you agree with polygamy or not, that is a weak argument if I've ever heard one.
Winston is guilty of creating the potential to have a lawyer, doctor, professor, judge, sheriff, banker, politician, engineer, businessman, broker all under one family, united and independent. Winston is guilty of doing exactly what the Royal family does, the DuPont's, the Astor's, the Collins, the Bundy's, the Vanderbilt's, Rothschild's. Small families are easy to control manipulate and to divide. The wealthy constantly brag about their bloodlines and who they are related to. The people who criticize this Man are the people who enslave us all.
He just answers questions with questions. He cant explain anything.
Hippie Dachshunds
At 49 seconds in the narrator states the FLDS church is "no relation to the LDS church." This is patently untrue. The FLDS and other polygamous Latter Day Saints groups were born when the LDS church bowed to political pressure from Washington and banned polygamy. A serious case can be made for the claim that these groups are the true followers of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Their churches bear far more resemblance to the early LDS church than the modern LDS does.
Just Me Ashley
Polygamy is illegal BUT if the marriages aren't legal except the first one, I don't see how they're breaking the law. Many people have open relationships which is the same thing no? (I'm NOT referring to the young girls being married only if they're old enough to concent which I KNOW Isnt really what goes on there but in America many times it's adults consenting)
Ginny Ooi
He calls himself bishop???? If God encourages polygamy, He would have created ONE Adam and maybe.....TWENTY Eves???? What a bunch of rubbish!!! Someone should ask this idiot why God only created one Eve for Adam!!!
Danny m
Kelly Trindles
He needs mental treatment
apple pie
29:45 ok if you like that much send your daughters to them!
JesusLoves You John3:16
Yes there was polygamy in the OT but God never approved of it, He condemned it time and time again. Mormons are so lost. He says I hope you dont criticize him and make sure you support him. If a man like this one is doing wrong and a wife points it out thats not criticism thats righteousness. He wouldnt answer the question about how many wives he has because deep down he knows it is wrong, he is committing adultery and leading others to do so as well.
I support this but for me 2 wives would be my absolute dream. They need to decriminalise this so that they can live openly without having to herd together for protection from the law. Otherwise this is inbreeding which you get in backward races and people such as Pakistan where cousins marry each other.
Lorna Ginette Harrison
That dirty old man (/pervert) looking at the photos of his many children, each allotted a different letter of the alphabet, designated to all those born in a particular year...It's like he's talking about multiple litters of puppies born at a puppy-mill, bred from every one of his pedigree 'wives' (I had to self-censor there, & not continue with the 'female dog' analogy!).
Pausen Think
Why aren't these people prosecuted for forcing underage marriage, statutory rape and sexual assault of minors/
Rebekah Dionne
Be sweet.. Disgusting an controlling!!
Warren Murphy
??????? ????????? ??????????????????????
Think 1st
He's just a randy old goat, sociopathic control freak. Where are the feminazi's? Bitching about healthy, normal males that's where. Here's a guy they could sink their into and they could help these women and children but no they're too busy harassing the innocent.
Jo-Anne Vallarta
In the real world, the "bishop" couldn't get laid in a brothel if he was banging on the door with a gold bar. I wonder how long it took him to hatch this sick plan?
Not thrilled with the way they are doing it, but i am happy that they are increasing the population of good looking white people
I am cool with having more than 1 wife if the women are willing. But sleeping with little girls is just sick
Williams Gaye
This is abuse of WOMEN! 15 year old girls are abused. How is this religious freedom. THAT'S BS! There's no bible verse or belief that supports abusing women!
colette s
grooming girls to be married at 14 or 15 to a 60 year old is really horrific. They didn't say one word about the boys other than the one who left at 19, if all the elderly pedophiles get the girls what do the young men have? I thought the only poyligimists were in america, it's sad to hear about as many or more in canada. I hope all of it gets shut down. 26 wives and 80 children is plain sick. /the most wives i ever heard of was under 10, like 4 to 6 wives and 30 to 30 kids is what they call a family. Or that is what info is leaked out. What is going on is human trafficking, it's on a small scale with-in this cult, but underage girls are sold for sex to old men. I don't beleive for one minute that these men give daughters away, they sell them. The children must be taught that marriage is their choice when they are 18.
Hi Ho
Make no mistake, as a former Mormon i know that they still believe that a man will have many wife's in the afterlife, on their own planet, having eternal sex and millions of babies to populate that planet. They also believe black people will have white skin after death. Mormonism is a religion made by, and for men to have control and power. I am so glad i woke up and left. Today i am atheist and my life have never been better...Mormonism no matter what sect, is sexist, racist, and homophobic....because their founder(Joseph smith) was just like that...
That's the teaching of ALL Mormons.....the men will be gods, the women "get" to be perpetually pregnant, to populate their own worlds/planets. A lot of this isn't just the Fundamental church. READ it yourself. Of course, they won't tell you. Mayor: it's ILLEGAL! Underaged girls are being collected by dirty old men! Shame on you, Canada!!
Michael Walsh
Hee hee hee. Nutters
Angel Face
sick pieces of shhh
Les Brown
Sad that the mentally incompetent breed like insects.
Les Brown
Nutters. Lock them up in an institution and get them mental health care.
Les Brown
He just got convicted. Good day.
Sebastian Kamal
This guy is gross. He's like trump.
christine robinson
He was involved in human trafficking over the border.
Daria Sente
Hello, Canadians! You pay 700000 $ for their polygamy and their children, every Year! Reporter is too weak! From this scandal she supposed to make the story of the year! He is too controversial ! And she did not have enough arguments to calm him down and turn his arguments against him.....His definition of polygamy: "no more then one women are consumed at the same time". You idiot , and what about children born the same year the same month ??? He is pedophile and pervert.
Mignon Nichole
Evil fuckers.
One you sell someone on divinity, you can sell them on anything.
Renalyn Bade
They are all victims of false teaching.
This man tries to rationalize, minimize and "spiritualize" his position. Yet the government does NOTHING!!! Even here in the US. SICK!!
I was born a poor black child
This is disgusting.
Ancuta Bugariu
These men use the Bible and religion as the main reasons for what they are doing. It is very wrong and disgusting.
William Mc Roberts
Classic cult.
lorna paul
I hate this sick arrogant DOG!
Pausen Think
It's kinda disgusting that Canadian law allows children 12-14 to consent to any kind of sex, and allows marriage under 18 even with a parent's or judge's permission. The same is true in many US states too.
Pausen Think
Let's see....he won't talk about his family. He won't talk about his religion. Exactly why did he agree to an interview? The contempt and disgust he has for the interviewer just boils out of him.
Pausen Think
Incredible that the FLDS has enshrined male lust and greed for multiple sex partners to a divine command that will result in divinity for the horniest males. I mean, other religions teach that you need to be virtuous, self-sacrificing, loving, generous, giving or other qualities like that to find salvation. In the FLDS, it's all about how many women you plow.
Lorna Ginette Harrison
I don't say this lightly, but...I think I hate this man
Stjepan Suman
What looks more sick then this human husbandry is others people perspective that it is OK because they are big voting machine and also big money machine. Sick. Is West so rot?
Stjepan Suman
Bishop is a manipulator. Canadian goverment, are you so hypocritic, you took a children from Indians, for what and let this illegal prison to goes on? Whoever is born here is born in prison and might have genetic disorder. I thought Canada is civilized place on Earth, o mother....
Thora Bjork
Sick beyond words
BlueEyes Brittany
A pure invention of men .... who like the sex part, the dominion part and who knows what ..... The old testament was written by men who controlled everything and to their own benefit sexually and otherwise ....
Lord Bruce London Uk
ric david
The bloke with the 47 children looks like Karedjich the bloke who was head of the Bosnian Serbs in the civil war.
Brandy Baker
The problem of "live and let live" is that the women are not living: they do not have a choice. This is a system that benefits men, specifically the men in leadership. They compel women and girls to marry, they live high on the hog from investments, and the women have no say in financial matters or even how they live their own lives. They are forced to live the way they live.
terry parks
mentally ill
Amy Love
Good for Jane Blackmore! Sounds like she’s got some sense about her.
This documentary seems like a red-herring to distract people from Canada's anti-poligamy laws. Let's be honest: this is a hate crime!
the New Testament was written for our days and written for a reason
Trudie Risby
Poor little kids that get involved with them
Polygamy aside, Hana Gartner is a bad journalist for going in with such a sour attitude to the situation. Your job as a journalist is to be objective even if you have an opinion. I honestly hope that community gets some kind of oversight to make sure there isn't continuing abuse.
Daniela Staples
These women want to make me scream!
Raul Perez
I guess this ugly old creature is against man more than against polygamy. Probably she never had one. I don't blame anybody for taking a short cut out of her way
e Lamb
I can tolerate most caucasians but these caucasian cult people make me feel very sickly for some reason.
Julia J