I am reluctant to believe all of this critique, but I know from personal experience at Bundy Ranch that Ryan Payne insinuated himself into the good graces of the Bundy family by appearing to convert to their branch of LDS. It is also reported that Ammon believes that the occupation of the the park service property in Oregon is a chance to advance the cause of a "New Jerusalem" and that the occupiers are serving as the right arm of the Lord on earth, much like John Brown in 1859. I have neither the desire nor inclination to say that he is wrong and start some sort of sectarian strife, but I do know that his beliefs have apparently blinded him to the reality of embracing Ryan Payne, sociopath.
"Among the Malheur occupiers is Lavoy Finicum, a Mormon rancher from Arizona who is the author of Only By Blood and Suffering, a novel about one family’s efforts to 'survive in the face of devastating end-times chaos.' Yesterday, Finicum told reporters yesterday that he’d prefer death over prison. Ammon Bundy, the leader of the Malheur occupation, and his father Cliven, who gained national notoriety for a similar standoff at his Nevada ranch in 2014, likewise belong to the Skousenite wing of contemporary Mormonism."