RELIGION

Warren Jeffs' Followers Are Fleeing The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints In Droves

In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, photo Isaac Wyler, a former member of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, photo Isaac Wyler, a former member of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (FLDS) who now works with Utah state officials to handle evictions, stands in front of an evicted polygamous property, in Hildale, Utah. A Utah judge has finally appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in the polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

HILDALE, Utah — “I finally heard about this thing called Facebook, like, a year ago. I had no idea what it was,” says 22-year-old Brigham Johnson, rubbing his neat beard nervously.

He’s embarrassed it took him so long to stumble upon the social-media site. But when he finally did, it was life changing.

“I sneaked a look on a computer, even though that was forbidden, and I found some old friends who’d got out. I was, like, ‘Wow, they’ve been living here in town all this time.’ That’s when I knew I could leave,” he says.

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