Rodriguez was the stepson of the late Children of God cult leader David Berg, and his murder of another former “Family member” and subsequent suicide brought renewed media attention to the 40-year-old California-based religious group that had been accused in the past of abusing its children.
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The women’s father remains in the Children of God cult and, as a result of her experiences and those of her sisters, Kristina is currently setting up the charity Rise International to help cult victims and raise awareness of cult damage.
Leading figures in Castleconnell were puzzled this week at claims that a religious cult, which allegedly organised sex between children and adults, operated from the area for a period in the mid 1990s.
The Children of God Cult, in which orgies and sex between adults and children was considered the highest expression of love, had one of its communes in county Limerick, Ireland, in the late 1990’s, it has been claimed in a new book.
Born into an evil cult, called the Children of God, sisters Celeste, Kristina and Juliana Jones were abused from the age of three. Torn from their parents, their childhood was dominated by the warped cult leader David Berg.
Brisbane mother Philippa Yelland has flown out of Tasmania bound for Sydney with her two daughters and son, along with a cult-busting journalist, after her husband surrendered the children to police.
The mother of three missing children had a cult expert on hand as she reclaimed them last night from their fugitive father, who has admitted his ties to the fringe religious sect The Family.
Two decades after the Children of God cult officially renounced adult-child sex in response to allegations of sexual misconduct, a new British documentary, Cult Killer, is reviving questions.
Barry Gerard-Prendergast acknowledged this week he was a member of The Family International, a controversial group formerly known as the Children of God. Some ex-members say it’s a cult.
A California State University, Stanislaus, sociology lecturer confirmed that he was a member of a controversial religious group some refer to as a cult.