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Fear, sex are driving forces within Children of God cult?

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Review: Fear, sex are driving forces within Children of God cult

Mary D'Ambrosio

Jesus Freaks A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge By Don Lattin HARPERONE; 236 PAGES; $24.95 You couldn't beat it for tabloid fodder: Anointed prophet of a secretive evangelical mission-cum-sex...

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Tedr wrote:This program seems to have found its impetus in Don Lattins recently published book, Jesus Freaks. Although Lattins book does contain some sound research and factual information, it is laced with inaccuracies, misconceptions and erroneous conclusions lacking a factual basenot to mention, sketchy research. I want to state that after reading the reviews,"Jesus Freaks" about Ricky Rodriguez suicide and the killing a innocent woman, I was taken back by outright lies and Lattin misconstrued representation of The Family, as well as by the false testimonies by ex-members, and other "officials". In my opinion, this ranks with the worst in "yellow journalism". My grandfather, Phil Hindley, was the city editor for the San Francisco Examiner, would roll in his grave. I also find it nearly unbelievable that Don Lattin will stoop to such low levels to blame Karen Zerby for what happened. I can personally affirm that The Family is sincerely dedicated to helping others.
Ted Rudow III,MA

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