The whole show focuses on the plight of two teenage runaway girls from a fundamentalist Mormon cult, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Colorado City, to escape polygamy.
Steve Hassan was the cult expert and did follow up pro bono counseling with them and the family who took them in, since the show taped.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) is a splinter group of the Mormon church (aka Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints). Its leader, the “prophet” Warren Jeffs, prophesied that the world would come to an end on April 6th, and then claimed he never said that. He reportedly has stockpiled weapons and has a group of young men committed to do whatever he directs them to do. They have a sheriff who belongs to the cult.