Thats the news flash from Quinones, who has extensively covered a religious sect in Colorado City, Arizona, over the years that forces its young female members into polygamous marriages.
Quinones has visited the practicing polygamy town five times to talk to Mormon polygamist leader Warren Jepps and his multiple wives, and everytime, Quinones is shocked by the polygamist lifestyle.
He explains, This breakaway fundamentalist group [Latter Day Saints] Jepps belongs to follows the original Mormon teachings that say its okay to have four, five, six, seven, wives. Its like that show Big Love, but its the real Big Love. I mean, theres a lot of love there. Its pretty shocking.
But despite the widespread love in the polygamy town, Quinones doesnt get much love himself when he visits.
Quinones explains, Each time we go they slap our cameras around. My heart skips a beat because people are armed in those communities and could shoot you. Im like, Im just a reporter, Ive got a notebook, dont do anything crazy!
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