Heavens Harlots: My Fifteen Years as a Sacred Prostitute in the Children of God Cult by Miriam WilliamsAn explosive first-person account by a young woman who spent fifteen years in a sex cult called the Children of God, which encouraged sacred prostitution and taught that The Lord is our pimp.Miriam Williams was an idealistic child of the sixties who, at seventeen, accepted an invitation from a Jesus person to visit a commune in upstate New York. She would soon be prostituting herself for a perverse cult that used sex to lure sinners to the Lord -- and this is her shocking, searingly honest account of a fifteen-year spiritual odyssey gone haywire.
The Children of God turned its female devotees into Heavens Harlots, leading strangers to the love of God by enticing them with the pleasures of the flesh. At its height, the cult boasted 19,000 members around the world: In such places as France and Monte Carlo, young women, Miriam among them, mingled with the rich and famous to save their souls, and in this unsparing, unnerving autobiography, shell identify some of her high-profile clients. She left this bizarre world in an attempt to protect her son, born through an arranged marriage and kidnapped by his father.
Now, in a clear, compelling, cautionary tale, she shares both her extraordinary existence as a holy whore and the daunting experience of rebuilding a normal life -- an ordeal that led her to found a group dedicated to helping other cult survivors reclaim their souls as well.
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Filmmaker and former Children of God cult member Noah Thomson goes in search of other youths who have escaped the controversial cult. No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments. Start Your Free Trial. New subscribers only. You May Also Like. Jim: The James Foley Story.
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O f his eight siblings, Michael Young was the most zealous street missionary. As a child growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, he preached up to 10 hours a day, three to four days each week. He spoke to strangers on the streets and often went door-to-door. If they said yes, he would pray for them. If they said no, he would ask for at least a donation to The Family International, a church formerly known as the sex cult The Children of God.
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Though the typically reclusive Joaquin Phoenix rarely talks about his unconventional upbringing, the Oscar-winning actor gets candid with Playboy Interview about his experience being born into the Children of God cult, as well as his infamous Late Show with David Letterman appearance. Joaquin's parents joined the controversial religious group Children of God in the early s and traveled throughout South America along with him and his siblings -- including the late River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose in -- but left when they became disenchanted with the group. I think it was really innocent on my parents' part. I've always thought that was strange and unfair. It's usually someone saying, 'We're like-minded people. This is a community,' but I think the moment my parents realized there was something more to it, they got out.