My earthly father wrecked my life. Now my Heavenly Father is rebuilding it.
I grew up in a violent, fundamentalist, polygamist cult — a radical offshoot of the modern-day Mormon church. My father, Ervil LeBaron, was the man at the top. He demanded total allegiance. In the 1970s and '80s, he commanded followers to carry out mob-style hits on those who opposed him or fled his cult. Media outlets nicknamed my father "the Mormon [Charles] Manson" for the atrocities he committed. continue reading >>