By Chuck Goldberg
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV).
Born into a Utah polygamist family in the Kingston clan, Doris Hanson knew nothing but fear throughout her formative years because of physical and emotional abuse. That’s why she resolved early on to flee before she’d be forced into a polygamist marriage of her own.
“We were taught from the cradle that polygamy was God’s only way to save souls,” says Hanson, now 66, “and if you didn’t live polygamy, you were doomed.”