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Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (2022)

Documentary  
Popularity 121
Rayting:   7.5/10 1.6K votes
Country: USA
Language: English

Examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his shocking criminal case.

Episode Guide

Season 1

June 8, 2022Episode 4 Part Four
June 8, 2022Episode 4 Part Four
June 8, 2022Episode 3 Part Three
June 8, 2022Episode 3 Part Three
June 8, 2022Episode 2 Part Two
June 8, 2022Episode 2 Part Two
June 8, 2022Episode 1 Part One
June 8, 2022Episode 1 Part One

Best Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey Episodes

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June 8, 2022star8.1 63 votesS1E4 Part Four
June 8, 2022star8.1 63 votesS1E4 Part Four
June 8, 2022star8.0 67 votesS1E2 Part Two
June 8, 2022star8.0 67 votesS1E2 Part Two
June 8, 2022star8.0 66 votesS1E3 Part Three
June 8, 2022star8.0 66 votesS1E3 Part Three
June 8, 2022star7.7 75 votesS1E1 Part One
June 8, 2022star7.7 75 votesS1E1 Part One

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User Reviews

aarpcats 10 June 2022

Zions Bank, the financial institution formed in the 1800s by the LDS Church to extend credit to Mormons who wanted to move toe Utah, was my employer from the year of the Utah Olympics to 2010. The bank Board Members included the son of The Prophet and the high ranking members of the LDS Church. They were heavily invested in the renewal and acceptance of the LDS Church by the rest of the country, and were frankly thrilled to have the FDLS members, whom they considered an embarrassment, move off to Short Creek. Not only did it get rid of the polygamy most of them considered unsavory, but it meant that Utah police didn't have to waste time trying to prosecute people who might be their own distant cousins.

Short Creek sits in both Arizona and Utah. The location is to allow the participants to escape state police in one raid or another by allowing the criminal to walk across the street and be in another state. The town has the cash for most things, but, when it needed an expansion, one of the elders called our SLC office to send a loan officer, and that is how I got to know the FDLS.

The entire town was hostile to outsiders, even the young Mormon bankers who called on them from SLC. My young colleague, who had several young daughters, came back and said he wouldn't go there again. He was afraid for his life, after he asked for (and was refused) to see the books on a business that needed a loan.

Had Warren Jeffs not manipulated the group into movie to El Dorado, Texas, the FDLS would still be arranging child rape, child trafficking and child abandonment in Short Creek. There just wasn't the political will to go after the FDLS in the Mormon communities in Arizona and Utah, as there was in the non Mormon communities in Texas. The Texas move may have nabbed Warren Jeffs, but it didn't stop much of what you saw happening to boys and girls on that ranch in this series, Warren Jeffs is still trying to run his empire from prison, and members of the FDLS still live in terror of him.

The series needs to add chapters about his life behind bars, the way it has affected the FDLS members, and what kind of future the cult has in the US. It needs to make clear that this is a cult about child sex and human trafficking, not a difference in the number of wives the law says a family can have. It also fails to look at the elaborate money laundering schemes, extortion rackets, and government fraud the leaders of the church commit. For example, second, third, etc,wives and children live on welfare at the expense of the government.

This is not the benign world of "Sister Wives." It's a world were everyone and everything is owned by Warren Jeffs. It did not end when those brave young women testified against Jeffs.

Anyway, it's a disturbing documentary, but it's even worse than you think it is,

brett-76260 9 June 2022

It's beyond me how people can be brain washed to this extent in today's world. This documentary is absolutely eye opening and sad in so many ways. It actually makes you mad that guys like this can acquire so much power and how he took advantage of so many people. It's definitely worth watching but get ready to be shocked that this kind of crap goes on in our country. Warren needs to be in jail for the rest of his life. A complete idiot that needs to have his ass kicked.... Sorry but that's the way I see it.

kosmasp 8 June 2022

No it is not a typo - I wrote prey instead of pray, because I meant it that way. Evil can be amongst us - just around us and we may not see it, even if it is right there looking at us. Churches have their fair share of "incidents" - so I reckon you won't be too surprised about the documentary right here.

That being said, that doesn't mean you won't be shocked. Because if you are not, with all the reveals and twists happening ... I don't know what else could shock you. Very mad and crazy to say the least. And even when people were appaled by certain things that happened, he could go on for way too long and affect so many people - and yes I know I am putting it mildly ... a movie that is not easy to stomach but quite important to watch.

rachbruno 8 June 2022

This was incredibly hard to watch. I'm a native Utahn and EX Mormon and I left the church partly over its history of polygamy and oppression of women and girls. No, the mainstream church isn't this evil, but if Warren Jeffs can spring from what it teaches, it was too close for me. I've seen what religious indoctrination can do and these women are so brave for getting out.

setgetsiin 9 June 2022

...also being abused by this freak of nature. It wasn't just little girls he was raping, but little boys as well. So I docked a few stars for that, there is zero mention of the boys: There are definitely documentaries about them, possibly on YouTube.

No ONE person with human emotions can handle any degree of extreme power. Look at so many examples, including those who supposedly are crusaders for justice (cough cough got any more homes for sale in Beverly Hills for the rest of us clowns who marched on your behalf?)

I'm convinced that there is nothing but corrupt people out there, all trying to convince the rest of us to follow some good path or cause: It's all garbage.

Religion is the same, evidently.

This is a really good documentary, I liked hearing from the people themselves...but again, I think the absence of all the little boys was a bit uncool. Little boys are just as helpless as little girls. They ALL deserve protection.

I cried a few times watching this: The women who lost all their children to that cult...KNOWING what is going to happen to them. If that piece of garbage sitting in jail (can someone just off him, ffs??) is telling all the old bald men to diddle the eight year olds...NOTHING changes!!

We need more infiltration. Normally I am one of those who feel that everyone has a right to their own world/fantasy as long as they keep me and mine out of it. But this sort of thing...? It's really hard to stay neutral about it.

dremoz 8 June 2022

This mini series is very well documented, and a great but shocking watch. If you are interested in a series about cults, you should definitely check this one out. The overall storyline of this documentary is well put together; nothing feels rushed, or stretched out.

jessstanley-73512 8 June 2022

This docuseries is disturbing because it contains tactics of influence used maliciously that we still see today. These events were not 50 or 100 years ago... but in the 2000s! It rings true that any good thing can be twisted by evil and in the FLDS church, it's rampant.

Elissa and the other men and women who have had the tenacity to come forward should know that they truly are saving lives abd families. My heart goes out to all the families who have been separated due to the Jeff men's twisted evil minds.

Calicodreamin 12 June 2022

A slow and methodical look at the FLDS, the rise and teachings and finally the scandals. It's hard to understand how people went along with this and even harder to understand how one man has reign over so many people. Wild that people still follow WJ today. Much respect to the women who were willing to speak of their experience.

lesley_dumont 9 June 2022

Being a true-crime fanatic I've seen many Warren Jeff documentary- so, what will I see that I hadn't seen before?

Well......A LOT!

A plethora if new info.

The term "sister-wives" still makes me cringe a bit.

The last episode was, I believe, the reason they had to put an 18 rating on this. Its hard to watch/listen to.

Besides all of my misgivings, I found the documentary informative and a warning to those who are seeking that something that is missing from their loves.

Somethings aren't always what they crack-up to be.

Hope the children affected are okay.

maxwellsnake24 11 June 2022

Ever since the smash hit success of 'making a murderer ' , Netflix is seemingly on a mission to make the multi episode docu series the way we get our documentary thrills.leave the feature lengths versions to the multiplexes and give the public the truth in bite size chunks they seem to be saying. Whilst this format seems to have worked for the aforementioned 'making a murderer ', tiger Kong' etc, the subscription channel has fallen short in this approach when the subject matter hasn't the legs to sustain our interest over multiple hours of viewing. Take the interminably dull 'bad vegan', a story so stretched, it should have been sponsored by spandex or the completely unnecessary 'tiger king ' sequels. 'keep sweet' bucks this trend and if anything is too short. It's tale of a corrupt sect leader and the power he wielded over his followers is too brief. With a scant 46 minutes or one episode devoted to the punishment of his crimes and the subsequent affect it had on congregation. That's not to say the preceding three episodes are over burdened with extraneous detail, on the contary, they are nicely paced and just the right side of informative. Pity the final episode is in too much of a rush to get to the finish line because 'be sweet' had the potential to be one of the most compelling documentary series of the yeah.

elisabethilbine 9 June 2022

As someone who's a millennial, I was too young when Jeffs was arrested, and as a European this story hasn't crossed my path before. The build up in this docu series is done in a smart way. It starts of absurd, as any religious fanaticism is to me. But you really get to understand how this happens to children born into this. It just gets more maddening and sickening, with the worst at the end. I was left shedding tears in anger of how this suffering exists in this world.

I am also convinced that this is still going on under Jeffs following to this day, which is mind boggling and disgusting to think of. Would have been better if they had ended the show with discussions on how to help end this.. and how to help survivors of this specific problematic sect type cultures. Also, I wonder with the records they found; have they prosecuted more of the men who married the underaged kids?

Other than that; well done Netflix, for showing the bravery of these victims in speaking up.

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