03/19/2015 12:13 pm ET | Updated Mar 19, 2015

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


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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