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Warren Jeffs, the man who is both the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and in prison for committing aggravated sexual assault on children, is still making decisions for his cult from behind bars.

In fact, he’s now saying the end of the world will occur before the end of the year (2012). The cult-owned grocery store, the only one in Colorado City, has already shut down — since no one needs food if the world will cease to exist.

In the CNN report below, no church member would speak with reporter Gary Tuchman:

The bigger question, of course, is what will happen on January 1st when the world is still here. Will the followers still follow Jeffs? Will the spell finally be broken? Or is there something even more sinister in store for the 31st that we don’t know about?

Oh… and how is Jeffs even communicating with his church members?

More likely than not, those who are left behind in 2013 will just come up with some excuse to rationalize why their leader’s prophecy didn’t come true. That’s how groups like this thrive — no matter how strong the evidence is, nothing will convince them that their leader is actually powerless.

(Thanks to Joe for the link)

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.