Stay sweet – pray and obey | Be gentle, obey and marry

A true-crime documentary series about a cult in which a despotic leader who calls himself a prophet marries 78 women, 24 of them minors, and prophesies the end of the world in the middle of the Utah desert? Here !

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It’s official I can get through it in one evening without batting an eyelid and devouring an awkward amount of Party Mix. It is fascinating and shocking, captivating and repulsive at the same time. And very disgusting, Cibole.

In line with the faithful farts in orange tunics Wild Wild Country and worshipers of Sirius – the star, not the radio – of the Order of the Temple of the Sun on Videotron’s Vrai platform, Netflix offers Stay sweet – pray and obey (Stay sweet – pray and be stillin French), about the sexual slavery practiced in the fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early 2000s.

Clarification: This is not about traditional Mormons, but about a fringe of crackpot dissidents who worship plural marriage and the colonial style of dress.





stay sweet is based on the courageous testimonies of several women who – thank God! — left this dangerous radical movement that forced her to marry men her great-grandfather’s age.

For four hour-long episodes of stay sweet, the ideal format for this type of production, somber archive images parade before our eyes, and a particularly disgusting sound recording accompanies the fourth and final installment. We hear the nasal voice of polygamist guru Warren Jeffs preparing a 12-year-old preadolescent girl for a religious initiation session.

Understand this self-proclaimed prophet rapes a 12-year-old girl – who is also his wife – in front of a handful of his other wives. Yes, $@#&*, you can swear here. I’ve done plenty of that. Like Anne-Marie Cadieux in an epic scene from the film no by Robert LePage.

This Warren Jeffs is a real scumbag whose so-called piety serves as a cover for committing terrible crimes. In the fall of 2002, when he was 47, this unattractive accountant succeeded his father as head of the fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, radicalizing its already restrictive and largely ignored practices.


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Rulon and Warren Jeffs

First thing Warren Jeffs does? He, of course, marries several of his father’s wives! Which technically means that the guru passes the ring on to several of his own mothers. Pretty much not fucked up, dude.

This sect of the enlightened forbids the denim of the devil and the color red reserved for Jesus’ return to earth. Within the group, based in Short Creek, a village between Nevada and Utah, members live cut off from the real world, with no newspapers, internet, television, or any form of fun.

Strict rules force women to wear long dresses little house on the prairie, under which they put on underwear that covers their body from the neck to the wrists and down to the ankles. As for their hair, which they never cut, they wear it in a plaited bun, as in the 19th century.e Century.


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The women of the sect are required to wear long dresses of the type Little house on the prairie.

The men, especially the old, have it easy, they live with a lot of women who force them to cover up every night – with everything that goes with it. The monstrous Warren Jeffs even offered his male buddies 67 young women in marriage.

This depraved prophet exercises insane control over his flock. He spies on them with cameras and threatens to burn them in hell for the slightest nonsense.

The Guru has the power to excommunicate the recalcitrant and then assign their wives and children to other devotees. He also snatches young girls from their mothers to send them to some sort of teenage wives training camp deep in Texas.

After these very real horror film images you will surely be screaming: But why has this group never fled or been denounced? stay sweet explain it clearly. Because these people were indoctrinated in the cradle. Because they only know this stupid view of the universe. Because they live in constant fear of failing the prophet and not gaining access to Zion, their version of paradise.

And there is this Zion. You will see stay sweet. It’s a place in Eldorado (can’t make it up), Texas, where only pastel colors are allowed.

In Zion, the Promised Land, we sing the glory of God with huge smiles on our faces. In Zion, women learn the specific roles this church of fools holds for them: to be gentle, bear children, obey the rules, and keep silent. Luckily, some brave people disobeyed.

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