“Lost boys” is a term used for young men who have been excommunicated or pressured to leave polygamous groups.
They are pressured to leave by older adult men to reduce competition for wives , usually when the boys are between the ages of 13 and 21. The 13 to 21 years are critical in the development of child to adult. These boys have little ability to deal with such catastrophic rejection.
Many teenage boys have been taken from their parents under various ruses and thrown out of their communities by a polygamous sect to make more young women available for older men.
These “Lost Boys”, some as young as 13, have been told they will never see their families again.
Authorities say that the boys “are dropped off in neighboring towns, facing hunger, homelessness, and homesickness, and most cripplingly, a belief in a future of suffering and darkness”.
The ripple effect of tossed out “lost boys” goes far beyond the event itself. The chaos of this inexcusable act will destabilize the entire community.
The chaos with shelter dog throwaway boys of cultures with many thousands of polygamous members.
The ripple effect of such catastrophic rejection spreads throughout the community wreaking havoc at many levels and many years to come.