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  • This is Marvin Wyler's family. He has 3 wives, and has fathered 35 children. (7 more were born after this photo, and two of his wives were pregnant for the picture)

    Marvin left the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints Church after being asked by its leader, Rulon Jeffs, to fast and pray with the rest of the community for the execution of one of their members. Because of his split with the church he has not seen most of his family for the past decade.

    The day I took this photo I ate dinner with 22 members of the family. They spread out around house prayed on their knees before the meal.
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