60-year-old Winston Blackmore, a former leader of a religious group in Canada, has been found guilty of practicing polygamy. This was the result of a lengthy legal battle that was first launched back in the 1990s.
British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan explained the verdict by saying that available evidence all pointed to the fact that Blackmore has been married to his 25 wives.
Winston Blackmore clarified that he never even attempted to deny having multiple wives.
According to him, it was part of their religious beliefs which consisted of “celestial marriages”.
“I’m guilty of living my religion and that’s all I’m saying today because I’ve never denied that. Twenty-seven years and tens of millions of dollars later, all we’ve proved is something we’ve never denied. I’ve never denied my faith. This is what we expected.”
Meet the proud polygamist!
Speaking about Blackmore, Judge Donegan said:
“He spoke openly about his practice of polygamy. Mr. Blackmore confirmed that all of his marriages were celestial marriages in accordance with FLDS rules and practices.”
Along with Blackmore, 53-year-old James Oler has been found guilty of having 5 wives. Under existing laws in Canada, each of them will likely face 5-year imprisonment as maximum penalty.
Both Blackmore and Oler are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a breakaway sect from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (more widely known as the Mormons). Meanwhile, the mainstream Mormon church has “renounced polygamy in the late 19th century and disputes any connection to the fundamentalist group’s form of Mormonism,” according to an Associated Press report.
Blackmore has been excommunicated by the FLDS since 2002 by Warren Jeffs, who is considered the group’s prophet.
Jeffs, on the other hand, is now serving a life sentence in Texas “for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered brides,” wrote AP. He still leads the sect from prison.
MMA Fighter Earns Ire After Fighting Security Guards
It is the modern David vs. Goliath fight!
Seeing men – and even women – fight on streets or public establishments is not a rare thing. Heck, these sort of events even get shared on social media sites, as many netizens seem to love the thought of violence. This is exactly what a viral video of an MMA fighter taking on a puny security guard is all about. It is like a David vs. Goliath scene but set in modern times.
The said video was courtesy of a Facebook page called Discover Subang Jaya. And believe it or not, they covered the incident like a real fight from the UFC octagon.
A video of a security guard going up against a huge MMA fighter is circulating online.
Observant Mother Saved 3-Year-Old Son From Fist-Sized Brain Tumor After Wrong Diagnosis
A mother’s intuition could never go wrong.
Three-year-old Daniel is a typical happy boy who enjoys playing as much as any other kids his age. However, his mom, Rosie Bell, started to notice something unusual with his actions and behavior. Like any other mother, Rosie's maternal instinct instantly kicked in, urging her to do something about it. Little did she know that her gut feeling will save her son from a life-threatening condition.
In a report by Mirror, the mother shared how she learned about her son’s condition. Initially, Rosie noticed that Daniel is becoming clumsier as he bumps into things and tumbles most of the time. Later on, the young boy started to become gloomy and tired. His family thought his mood swings were due to a growth spurt or a common virus.
However, days have passed and little Daniel became repeatedly sick. Rosie, being the observant mother that she is, recalled a friend’s Facebook post about The Brain Tumour Charity's HeadSmart campaign, which aims to educate parents about symptoms of a brain tumor. Apparently, Daniel has been showing such warning signs....
50-Year-Old Buff Singaporean Photographer Makes The Internet Swoon With His Youthful Looks
This man is oozing with sex appeal.
People have known about Asian women who are in their 40s but still looking like teenage girls. These ladies are blessed with good genes. That's not to say, though, that men can't also be blessed with youthful looks and Chuando Tan is proof.
Tan is a 50-year-old Singaporean photographer who is part of the duo ChuanDo & Frey. The international photographer has done shoots for Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Muse, and Jalouse, among others, according to Mothership. He and his colleague have also worked for ION Orchard Singapore, Levi's, Motorola, and L'Oreal. They also did the cover shoot for Janet Jackson's 2008 studio album "Discipline."