Richard Holm of St. George, UT, freely admits that he once practiced polygamy. Having been brought up in Colorado City, AZ as a devout member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, polygamous, or plural, marriages were an accepted fact of life. Now, two years after being kicked out of the church and evicted from his property by FLDS Prophet Warren Jeffs, Holm says he has had to reevaluate his faith.
Holm said he lost everything when he was booted out of the church. His two wives, Lorena and Alice, and his seven children were taken from him by Warren Jeffs and reassigned to his brother Edson.
“Warren Jeffs executed my family,” Holm told the Success in 2004. “He took my wives and gave them in marriage to my brother Ed. It was like a death sentence.”
He blames youthful indiscretions for his expulsion from the church. Holm said he strayed as a young man but returned to the church and confessed his sins to Rulon Jeffs.
He says that Warren Jeffs was assisting his father at that point in time and that he secretly audio taped Holm’s confession.