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Hope Organization Member Notices Change in Polygamist Communities

Hope Organization Member Notices Change in Polygamist Communities



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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioAhead of FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs' sentencing today, there are signs of change in the polygamist communities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.

There are cases of FLDS faithful acknowledging dissidents, and that usually just doesn't happen.

But Warren Jeffs' influence is still felt. Just last Saturday, Elaine Tyler, with the Hope Organization, was in town and was tailed, likely by Jeffs' henchmen, the so-called "God squad."

Tyler said, "I have been out there dozens of times and never had noticed that I was followed. And we were definitely followed last Saturday. There was a white truck that followed us the entire time."

Tyler says there is other, good news. She says whole families are now contacting her organization, looking for help on their way out of polygamy.

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