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Public Officials In Town With Polygamous Sect Resign After Elections

One man's resignation letter said it is against his faith to follow a woman or to work with "apostates." A woman had been elected mayor and church members had lost city council seats.

Political turmoil in the communities of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, have resulted in the resignations of nearly a dozen city and utility board employees.

The communities are the longtime home of a polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which has been the target of state

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