1964 Singer married Vickie Lemon, who shared his religious views. They
quickly began a family which grew to seven children. Singer raised his
family in Marion, Utah, on a 2.5-acre farm, much like a nineteenth-century
homestead. Religion was important to Singer and his family. He entered
into a plural marriage in 1978 with Shirley Black, an already married
woman with four children.
stand against the public school system began a road of court battles.
His dissatisfaction with the school system escalated over a picture
in a textbook showing whites and blacks together. He confronted the
school superintendent and objected that his children were being subjected
to what he considered immoral secular influences. His legal confrontations
began when he declared that he would withdraw his children from public
school because the Constitution states that states cannot interfere
with religious beliefs. The state countered by showing him a copy of
the State Compulsory Attendance Law, which states that parents with
children ages 6 to 18 must send them to school.