Chad Daybell Took Faith to 'Dark Places,' Latter-day Saints Scholar Says

August 21, 2020

Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell have not been charged with killing anyone, but did their religious beliefs play a role in the deaths of their family members, including Lori’s children, Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan? It's a question at the heart of the case against the couple, who have both denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Folklorist and historian Christopher Blythe, the author of Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse, shares his thoughts on the case.