Heaven's Harlots: My Fifteen Years in a Sex Cult

An explosive first-person account via a tender girl who spent fifteen years in a intercourse cult known as the kids of God, which inspired "sacred prostitution" and taught that "The Lord is our pimp."

Miriam Williams used to be an idealistic baby of the sixties who, at seventeen, authorised a call for participation from a "Jesus individual" to go to a commune in upstate big apple. She may quickly be prostituting herself for a perverse cult that used intercourse to trap sinners to the Lord -- and this can be her stunning, searingly sincere account of a fifteen-year non secular odyssey long past haywire.

The little ones of God grew to become its woman devotees into Heaven's Harlots, top strangers to the affection of God by means of attractive them with the pleasures of the flesh. At its peak, the cult boasted 19,000 contributors all over the world: In such areas as France and Monte Carlo, younger ladies, Miriam between them, mingled with the wealthy and well-known to save lots of their souls, and during this unsparing, unnerving autobiography, she'll determine a few of her high-profile "clients." She left this weird and wonderful international in an try to defend her son, born via an prepared marriage and abducted via his father.

Now, in a transparent, compelling, cautionary story, she stocks either her impressive lifestyles as a holy whore and the daunting adventure of rebuilding an ordinary lifestyles -- a tribulation that led her to came across a gaggle devoted to supporting different cult survivors reclaim their souls as well.

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She saved to herself in her personal trailer, not often popping out for fellowship. Rumor had it that she not just refused to percentage with brothers, she shouldn't have intercourse together with her personal husband until she might use contraception. given that contraception was once totally no longer allowed within the family members, so far as I knew, I imagined they had a sexless marriage. I envied her. in the course of our remain within the camp, Mo requested the relatives to video girls dancing in numerous types of the striptease, which he known as the “heavenly harlot’s” dances. In new letters written at the moment, reminiscent of “Glorify God within the Dance,” Mo defined how we should always dance in those movies as though we have been making like to him or the Lord. Like such a lot of his new principles, they'd been validated formerly at chosen houses. because ours used to be a distinct, underground domestic, we have been allowed to work out many of the unique tapes that have been despatched to Mo from the Greece domestic. i used to be attracted to seeing Sharon’s dance. Hopie gave us a bit prep speech ahead of displaying the video. “Now this can be the second one video we despatched to Dad. He was once no longer proud of the 1st one, and particularly with a number of the women whom he felt weren't dancing in God’s Spirit of freedom. Thank the Lord for Dad’s perception, and that he's by no means too proud to tell us once we are doing improper. Amen? ” it sounds as if Sharon, between others, had danced with such sexual inhibition that Mo had rebuked her and acknowledged that it was once time for that woman to obtain the Holy Spirit, on the grounds that obviously she had now not but. He additionally instructed that she drink a bit extra wine sooner than acting her dance for him, and he gave particular directions on what he desired to see—more intercourse! i used to be surprised whilst I observed Sharon’s moment dance. She was once a unique individual from the type, sweetly shy lady I had identified and enjoyed. Her eyes appeared spooky as she penetrated the digital camera with a flirtatious, come-hither glance that was once no longer the Sharon I knew. different women at the video had danced and undressed in an attractive, yet awkward, demeanour, although, Sharon, whom I remembered as some of the most modest girls i've got ever recognized, masturbated overtly earlier than the digital camera as though she have been a qualified porno megastar. She used to be brazen, brassy, saucy, and bold—the final sexual plaything for a guy with unbridled sexual fantasies. i presumed that she should have turn into one in every of Mo’s personal ladies, and it took my breath away as i spotted how shut I had come to being one too. possibly it used to be my mother’s prayers, or my very own innate defiant nature, yet one way or the other I had neglected being selected by means of him. In a slightly warped method, I entertained the idea that maybe he did have religious perception, and he knew i'll by no means quit my soul to the purpose that Sharon had. I didn’t are looking to think it was once an analogous girl I knew, and as I went to mattress that evening, with a heavy center, I contemplated why Mo had picked bad Sharon. candy, candy Sharon—the lily of the sector, I used to name her! She used to be not lily-white, she was once now the purple, purple rose of Sharon, lined, smothered with the blood pouring from her wounded soul.

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