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.
On October 20, 1981, two homegrown American terrorist groups, one white and one black, joined brutal forces to fund their anti-American causes with the robbery of an armored Brinks truck, and the cold-blooded murder of two New York cops and a guard.
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.