COLORADO CITY, AZ (ABC 4 News) - An important meeting over the future of the polygamous towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah is coming up Friday.
The Attorneys General from both Arizona and Utah will be there.
Also, Bruce Wisan, the court-appointed administrator of the lands of the twin towns will be there.
And everyone in the towns is invited to attend. But in all likelihood, most will stay home -- at least those who follow FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs.
Why? Because Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned pedophile prophet, said so.
He's told his people, "don't cooperate."
Cooperation, he threatened, will bring excommunication.
Oh, there will be a few people there -- mostly apostates who reject Jeffs. There are a few in the towns.
And yet, even though the meeting will have a direct and dramatic bearing on their lives, Warren's people will likely be no-shows.
The very people state authorities need to reach the most will stay away. So, what's the point?
The meeting is Friday night at the El Capitan public school in Colorado City.
We'll let you know if anyone shows up.