FLDS pedophile Warren Jeffs' compound is a B&B


The Hildale, Utah compound built for jailed FLDS Church pedophile polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs and now owned by his former bodyguard has just opened as a hotel, called America's Most Wanted Suites and Bed & Breakfast. From NBC News:

(Willie) Jessop, who once served as a spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), said he refused to defend his former boss when he found out what Jeffs had done and was excommunicated. He bought the compound for $3.6 million at an auction last year after winning a lawsuit against church leaders...

Jessop wanted to convert Jeffs’ private residence, which was built adjacent to the main building, into a museum but decided instead to use it for housing for locals in need. It’s now home to a family whose house burned down, he said.

Here's what appears to be the hotel's Web page.

For more on Jeffs, pre-arrest, and the darkness of Mormon Fundamentalism, check out Jon Krakauer's fantastic book "Under The Banner Of Heaven: A Story of Violet Faith."

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  1. pesco says:

    Great photos! I updated my post with a photo from the hotel web site. Thanks!

  2. What are their policies on parties who leave bad Yelp reviews?

  3. Bobo says:

    So he's an apostate who refused to blindly follow his pedophile "leader", then, thumbing his nose, bought the compound with money he got from the "church" in a lawsuit, and now is doing charitable things with it (as well as running a business, which seemingly mocks his former leader).

    I say Kudos to this guy. He's got to have enemies a plenty from the faithful. Hope he does well.

  4. Er, uhm, "...A Story of a Violet Faith"? What does this mean?


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