Sex Cult: The Family International – The Children Of God – Infamous Religious Cult


The Family International is a Christian New Religious Movement established in Huntington Beach, California, USA, in 1968 by David Berg that has been condemned as a sex cult. Originally named Teens for Christ, it has gone under various names. It was subsequently renamed as The Family of Love (1978-81), which was in the long run abbreviated to The Family. Starting at 2004, it has gone by The Family International.

David Brandt Bergm, after his death in 1994, his wife Karen Zerby led The Family, and there were 6,000 adults and 3,000 children as members of The Family worldwide, in 50 countries. There were investigations of The Family for child abuse, and prostitution in Australia, Argentina, Venezuela, France, Spain and Peru.

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