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Christianity, Promiscuity and Pedophilia Inside ‘The Family’ Cult

An extreme religious sect created in the 1960 by minister David Berg evangelized California hippies and preached sexual liberation in the name of Christ. The cult, known at first as ‘Children of God’ and later ‘Family International,’ encouraged a form of evangelical prostitution called Flirty Fishing, and, until public outrage and threat of legal action forced Berg to change his tone, sexual acts with children.

‘A Threesome at Three!’ Inside Family International’s Disturbing ‘Little Fish’ Pamphlet

Formerly called Children of God, the Family International cult is most notorious for its unorthodox teachings which combine Christianity and sexual freedom. This “freedom” extended to children, who were not free to leave, and were encouraged to perform sex acts on adults and each other.

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