New TLC Series to Document Former FLDS Member Flora Jessop

Lake Havasu City, AZ – Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson would like to inform the public of a new series premiering on TLC tomorrow, January 7th, called Escaping the Prophet.  The six part series documents the efforts of former FLDS member Flora Jessop as she helps families flee the polygamist community of Colorado City.  Supervisor Johnson has worked with Flora endlessly for nearly seventeen years to try and help abused women and children escape as well as try and shed a light publicly on the dangerous polygamist cult.  In Escaping the Prophet, Flora, along with partner Brandon, who is a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and one of Warren Jeffs’ nephews, offers aid and attempts to extract a number of families from the FLDS community.

Escaping the Prophet is one of two new series TLC will be showing in the upcoming months that document the FLDS community.  “By showing these two series, viewers will be able to get an insight into just how dangerous life in this community is.  Other shows, such as Sister Wives and The Polygamists, in the past have painted a false picture of what life in a polygamous community is like.  In Colorado City, these women are told what they can and cannot do.  Unlike what these other shows portray, these women have no freedom and are forced to be subservient to men.  With this new series, folks will be able to see exactly what women and children go through on a daily basis in Colorado City,” Johnson stated.   The other series put on by TLC is called Breaking the Faith, which follows members as they leave the faith.

For further information on the new series please visit: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/escaping-the-prophet

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