Viewers have been left shocked by the harrowing new Netflix documentary Keep Sweet: Pray & Obey…
The documentary, labeled as the “most traumatizing” true-crime series to date, delves into Warren Jeffs’ disturbing cult.
It explores the ins and outs of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) in Hildale and Colorado City, and the shocking crimes committed against dozens of underaged girls.
Warren Jeffs was the leader of the polyamorous religious cult, which brainwashed women into joining and marrying Jeffs, who was deemed a ‘prophet.’
All in all, Jeffs married a whopping seventy-eight women, with twenty-four of them being underage, and some as young as twelve years old. This later resulted in his arrest in 2011 for the s*xual assault of multiple children.
Before parting ways in the 1930s, the FLDS was part of the Mormon church, which practiced polygamy. After branching off, they continued with this practice.
The women, who were indoctrinated by Jeffs, were made to abide by strict rules, which saw them pray every hour precisely on the hour every day. The words “pray and obey” were prolific in the cult teachings.
Any woman that resisted marriage to Jeffs would be expelled from the FLDS and left with nothing, which made it extremely difficult for anyone to leave.
In 2008, twelve men, who were part of the FLDS, were arrested and charged with child abuse. But the cult continued on, with Jeffs taking center stage.
Since the documentary came out on the streaming platform, many have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the harrowing story…
One outraged Twitter user wrote: “I thought the new season of Stranger Things season was dark… then I watched Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey and it made me physically nauseous lol. I hope Warren Jeffs gets beat up in prison every day for the rest of his life.”
A second wrote: “I’m 20 minutes into the Keep Sweet: Pray & Obey documentary and I feel ill, these men deserve hell.”
“Watching Keep Sweet: Pray & Obey on Netflix. So disgusting, abusing kids in the name of God,” a third added.
Keep Sweet: Pray & Obey is available to watch on Netflix now.