PR & Polygamy

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[Rob Parker addresses the media (image cred)]

A group known to have little, if any contact with the media, is now speaking.

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known to many for their practice of polygamy, has turned to PR in the wake of 416 children being removed by state officials from a church retreat in Texas.

Rod Parker, an attorney who as worked with the church since 1990, has emerged as a spokesman and PR counsel of sorts. He told the Associated Press, “What we were trying to do was inject a human element into what was happening here. Put names to faces and not just think of these people as being so different.”

Regardless of the tactics, the church members are speaking everywhere, from newspapers to “Larry King Live.” Anything to get their kids back, it seems.