Can Public Minister Warren Jeffs be legally prosecuted in any State Court for charges that constitute heresy against Christianity? Heresy Heresy, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is a "theological or religious opinion or doctrine maintained in opposition, or held to be contrary, to the Catholic or Orthodox doctrine of the Christian Church. Polygamy The term polygamy is used in related ways in social anthropology and sociobiology and sociology. In social anthropology, polygamy is the practice of marriage to more than one spouse simultaneously (as opposed to monogamy where each person has only one spouse at a time). Religious Persecution Religious persecution is the persecution of individuals within a group in the struggle to maintain their religious identity. Salem Witch Trial The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692, resulted in a number of convictions and executions for witchcraft in both Salem Village and Salem Town Massachusetts. It was the result of factinal infighting and Puritan witch hysteria which lead to the death of 20 people and the imprisonment of scores more.Salem Witch Trial Separation of Church & State The separation of church and state is a political doctrine which states that the institution of the state or national government should be kept separate from those of religious institutions. Rule of Law The rule of law is the principle that government authority is legitametly exercised onlly in accordance with written, publicly disclosed laws adopted and enforced in accordance with established procedure. Due Process In United States law, due process is the principle that the government must respect all of a person's legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property. Agency Law Agency is an area of Commercial law dealing with a contractual or quasi-contractual tripartite set of relationships when an Agent is authorised to act on behalf of another (called the Principal) to create a legal relationship with a Third Party.