TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION - 5
1. INCEST - 7
2. THE BOOK OF DAVIDITO - 21
3. CHILD ABUSE CASES - 29
4. ADULT-CHILD SEX (1984-1993) - 49
5. REVOLUTIONARY SEX - 67
6. FLIRTY FISHING - 79
7. RNR â€“ NRS - 89
8. SHARING - 97
9. VICTOR CAMPS - 107
10. LYING, PURGES, & PERSECUTION - 123
11. ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA - 135
12. ARGENTINA, FRANCE - 155
13. J. GORDON MELTON - 177
14. OTHER EXPERTS - 195
15. DAVID BRANT BERG - 205
16. LOVING JESUS - 215
17. IS THE FAMILY FALLING APART? - 231
18. EDUCATION - 247
19. FAMILY CARE FOUNDATION - 255
20. SUNNY SIDE UP - 273
21. THE CHURCHES - 283
EPILOGUE - 291
BIBLIOGRAPHY - 295
David Berg, aka Moses David, aka Mo, in 1968 gathered a
following of about 50 newly converted former hippies in Southern
California. By April 1, 1988, twenty years later, their numbers had
gone up to 12,879. They have gravitated for many years around the
10,000 mark. They live in tightly organized secret communities all
over the world and spread with zeal Bergâ€™s heresies.
Some of the most shocking practices of the Children of God
(COG), aka The Family, have included free sex, prostitution, sexual
molestation of children, incest, and â€œsex with Jesus!â€
I just did a speed-read of Sam's book. Roughly 1/3 of the book (7 chapters out of 21; 106 pages out of a total 295) covers sex: Incest, Dito Book, Child Abuse Cases, Adult-Child Sex, Revolutionary Sex, Sharing, Loving Jesus.
Like Berg, Zerb & Co., Sam knows that sex sells.
There are other chapters covering topics like the RNR, FCF, Kiddie Vidies, Churches, Deceivers yet True, England/Australia, Venezuela/France, Experts (Melton & Others) and a chapter about Berg himself (basically, what a pervert he was--so count this as sex chapter number 8 ).
Sam quotes anyone and everyone, including me. I find that a little surprising since I have no first-hand knowledge of abuse in TFI, only a good memory for what I've read over the years at various exer websites. So yes, Sam prints some hearsay, but more often than not, he quotes individuals who claim first-hand knowledge of events.
The book is poorly edited and repetitive. However, it brings home TFI's moral depravity in spades. I felt like puking after the first three chapters. Sam also hammers home his main point, and that is despite the PR campaign and claims to the contrary, TFI hasn't changed its core beliefs about sex, and children growing up in the group are at high risk of abuse.
Sam Ajemian is a bit of a strange bird himself. I guess I've got to hand it to him for trying to do something, however.
I went looking for the Sam site "CounterCOG" but it seems to be down at present