He left Arkansas in 1911, obsessed with the idea that he held the key to world salvation. He and Ella came back to Galion, where he had a nervous breakdown. He was granted a year's leave of absence from his duties in Arkansas. During his recuperation, the bishop began reading the works of Karl Marx and Charles Darwin.
He resigned his position in April 1912 with the understanding that he could keep his seat in the House of Bishops.
From 1912 to 1920, Brown underwent a startling conversion process and embraced Marxism and socialism. Brown's acceptance of socialism and Marxism led him to communism. It was during this time that the prominent socialist Eugene Debs visited often.
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