Saturday, April 6, 2013

Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Not Without My Sister by Kristina Jones
Dreadfully sad story. Kristina, Celeste and Juliana are 3 of the 14 children of Christopher Jones, a member of the The Children of God cult. Each woman shares the story of her childhood in the cult of being physically, sexually, and emotionally abused - all in the name of God and his love. Many children in the cult were taken from their parents and raised as part of the "Family" where they were seen as sexual objects from birth. The women were forced into prostitution - known as "flirty fishing" - to pay the bills. The cult members moved frequently from one third world country to another where they could not be easily found and prosecuted. One of their sisters, and many of the people their age who grew up in that cult, committed suicide.
Those who have left the group now try to help others to get out of it and live normal productive lives. 

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