An in-depth look into the secretive polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the rise of self-professed prophet Warren Jeffs. From forced underage marriage and pregnancy to a complete unraveling into an oppressive criminal cult under Warren Jeffs’ rule, the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America.
Mechanisms of religion and narcissism
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is an absolute must-watch, because it shows how the mechanisms of religion and narcissism actually operate to the extreme. Because this is such an obvious case of a man-made, masculine, coercive and closed-up community, all ‘milder’ varieties get illustrated in a clear manner. Sometimes, extremes make it easier to explain the less extreme.