Tim Ballard, the former Homeland Security special agent who inspired the surprise box office hit Sound of Freedom, has fallen out of favor with a prominent leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elder Ballard, who is Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is a respected member of the church and is seen as a moral and spiritual authority. He allegedly urged Tim Ballard to leave Homeland Security to create the Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) organization.
Tim Ballard left OUR in June, days before Sound of Freedom’s July release. It is alleged that he departed from OUR following employee complaints about his conduct. And there was an internal investigation. He is now with the SPEAR Fund, a new anti-trafficking organization.
Public records reveal that the Ballards were described as having had exceptionally close ties as friends and colleagues. According to Vice News Tim and Mormon President M. Russell Ballard are now no longer close.