Tuesday, 26 January 2016


River Phoenix was brought up as a Christian.

He was part of the Children of God sect.

Many Christian sects are run by the CIA and are used to produce sex slaves.


Aged 23, River Phoenix died of an overdose.

He had consumed cocaine and heroin. 

Last night at the Viper Room, by Gavin Edwards, describes River's final hours outside the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Halloween, 1993.

The Viper Room, owned by Johnny Depp.

River Phoenix starred in the films Stand By Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, My Own Private Idaho, and Running on Empty.

River Phoenix - Gay Hustler 

The night he died River went to the Viper Room, where he met his younger sister Rain, his brother Joaquin and his 'girlfriend' Samantha Mathis.

River was there to see his friend Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Read more: The book 'Last Night at the Viper Room' tells of River Phoenix's life before it was cut short at 22


In the 1970s, Muammar Gaddafi funded and supported the American religious cult The Children of God.

The Berg Family 1961.

The Children of God, founded by DAVID BERG, claims that sex is a good recruitment and conversion tool.

According to Stephen Kent, a University of Alberta sociologist who has studied the group:

"Especially in the early days, Berg was virulently anti-American, and that anti-American virulence fit very well with Gadhafi."

"Thanks to The Children of God's free love tendencies, at least one child was born from a union between a woman in the group and a high-ranking official in Gadhafi's regime, Kent said."

(Why Moammar Gadhafi Was So Strange Moammar Gadhafi Death)

The Children of God has been linked to the CIA's MK ULTRA brainwashing programme and to child sexual abuse.

(Julian Assange, Agent Provocateur « Stool & Dunce Cap)

Faith Berg Fischer the youngest of David Berg’s four children.

Faith Berg "helped oversee teen re-education and discipline at The Family's Heavenly City School Victor Program in Japan, using such techniques as exorcisms, hard labour and strong corporal punishment."

Faith was her father's envoy to Muammar Gaddafi. 

(Faith Berg - XFamily - Children of God)

Karen Zerby, who married Berg.

Karen Zerby has claimed that she was among Jesus's favourite lovers in heaven before she came to earth.

Reportedly, Karen's son Ricky Rodriguez was sexually abused by Zerby and her group and he later killed himself.

Gaddafi with Berg's son and Berg's daughter in 1973. 

According to Berg, Gaddafi is either the Anti-Christ or the prophet who prepares the way for him and announces his coming.

In the early 1970s, 'Berg claimed he received prophecies indicating that Gaddafi would fill one of those roles described in the book of Revelation.' (Chain The Dogma: Gaddafi, The Family International and the Antichrist)

David Berg
 (1919 - 1994) was born in California.

Reportedly, "his maternal forefathers were German Jews."

Like his father, Berg became a minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Berg was eventually expelled from the organization for alleged sexual misconduct with a church employee.

Berg became the founder and leader of the Children of God, now called The Family International.

A Berg booklet.

Berg's granddaughter, Merry Berg, testified that Berg sexually molested her when she was a young teenager. (David Berg - Wikipedia)

Another of Berg's granddaughters, Joyanne Treadwell Berg, spoke on American television about being sexually abused by David Berg.

Berg's adopted son, Ricky Rodriguez, wrote an article on the Web site MovingOn.org in which he describes Berg's deviant sexual activity involving a number of women and children.

In the 1970s and 1980s sexually suggestive photographic depictions of Rodriguez (aka "Davidito") with adult caretakers were spread throughout the group by Berg and Zerby in a child rearing handbook known as "The Story of Davidito".

Ricky Rodriguez and David Berg

In January 2005, Ricky Rodriguez murdered one of the female caretakers (also shown in the handbook) before taking his own life several hours later.

Davida Kelley, the daughter of Rodriguez's nanny, Sarah Kelley, accused Berg of molesting her in a June 2005 Rolling Stone article. In the same article, a woman identified as Armendria alleged that David Berg sexually abused her when she was thirteen years old.

"Berg viewed the trend towards a New World Order as setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist."


According to The X Spot: February 2011:

David Berg managed his kids’ pop band, Teens for Christ, which traveled throughout the US until winding up in California in 1968.

Berg set up his own congregation, which he called the Children of God.

A colleague of Berg’s, televangelist Fred Jordan, offered Berg use of his 400-acre compound, the Texas Soul Clinic.

Berg began to have 'visions' and saw himself as the reincarnation of the Bible's King David.

He dumped his wife, and took up with his young assistant, Karen Zerby.

The Children of God evolved into a cult of free love.

River Phoenix

In 1973, John, Arlyn and River Phoenix left Texas for South America in order to do missionary work for Berg's Children of God.

River Phoenix starting acting at the age of ten. At the age of 15 he starred in Stand by Me.

On Halloween 1993 River Phoenix dropped dead on the sidewalk of a popular Los Angeles nightclub.

River gives some clues in a November 1991 interview with Joe Dulce of Details magazine.

Dulce: Is there anything you did at an early age that you wished you had waited for?

Phoenix: Yes - make love.

Dulce: How old were you?

Phoenix: Four.

Dulce: With whom? Another four-year old?

Phoenix: Kids. But I’ve blocked it out.


The Family/Children of God

Articles and Witness Accounts by ex-members

Eye-witness testimonies, featured articles, articles of interest, classes/studies, satire, fiction, firsthand accounts written by people who were once on the inside....

About Family practices and Berg: 

The Family involved in Filipino Politics: 

Satire - when fiction imitates real life:

(WARNING: material may be considered offensive)


Moving On - Life After the COG:

Mo Letters with commentaries

We have about more than 4000 Mo Letters online, of which a few hundred have been restored to their unsanitized, uncensored state for your research. You can access them through our complete Mo Letter listBelow is a list of ML's with accompanying commentarie:

By "Outsiders" on The Family/COG

...by experts, analysts and observers: 

By Current Members

Take a peek inside the inner workings of the group, with a collection of rare special articles by current members who dare to speak out. 
  • Maria Refuses - letters by young adult members to Maria (Karen Zerby) and her responses, or lack of... 

About other NRMs/"cults"

Other NRMs (New Religious Movements) as many would prefer to be called. The COG may not be as original as its proponents suggest! Many groups share similar claims and common doctrinal ground. The Hare Krishnas, Scientologists, Moonies and other obscure NROs, practice similar methodology. 

Articles About Healing and Recovery

Helpful topics specifically dedicated to helping ex-members to move on... 

Miracles and Testimonies

The brighter side... for those who have come away believing miracles do happen... Ex-members may have more than gloom and doom stories to tell. Many have inspiring personal testimonies of faith and miracles to share, or even just some great lessons or interesting anecdotes to tell us about... 
Do you have any contributions? Send them to 

Miscellaneous Articles

The other articles... those that do not fit anywhere else above.


  1. https://www.change.org/p/jeremy-spencer-a-child-abuser-unworthy-of-your-support

  2. River Phoenix did not die, perhaps u could google Miles W Mathis and consider what he has to say about that

  3. This is the cult today - http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/ - apologies if you have already posted this - I have only just scanned the post - I'm about to get stuck into it now. Having just spent two weeks researching COG - I could have just waited for you to do it all. Obviously there is not even a tiny mention of the fact that they fucked up 1000s of children's lives. The woman and man that now run it are Berg's second wife and King Peter! Both fucked kids - their own included. http://karenzerby.org/ Personally, I doesn't seem to me that this was a CIA operation, just absolute perversion and freedom taken too far. However, the question has to be asked, why weren't they shut down? This is not the same as Jim Jones and Jonestown which was 100% MK Ultra/Nazi experiments/CIA funded. I think at its height there something in the region of 500,000 followers worldwide. No-one really knows, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of experiments done. It's quite likely they operate today with CIA around the world, rather more like World Vision.

  4. Hi Aan - this isn't really a comment - but all those links above don't work. I tried to access exfamily.org last week - and just got a 'parking domain' page. Be interesting to know what happened - but all that info doesn't appear - and there are a lot of links there.

    I chekced the source code on exfamily.org and every page is this.. (Can't actually post code on here)

    Basically blank.. I'm sure you know this - buut if you right click a page and select source - you get the HTML for the webpage - all those links on exfamily exist - but are blank. At least they are from my pc.

  5. message to aang - sedoparking.com - this is the link in the source code

  6. All of the links dont work anymore. I checked it out see below:

    Domain Name:EXFAMILY.ORG
    Domain ID: D83028225-LROR
    Creation Date: 2002-01-25T16:09:08Z
    Updated Date: 2009-12-15T23:28:35Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2016-01-25T16:09:08Z

    Funny how the website expired 25-01-2016 the DAY AFTER this article was published.

    Keep up the excellent work Aangirfan.

  7. None of the links work. Check out the expiry date for the site below. One day after this article was published.

    Domain Name:EXFAMILY.ORG
    Domain ID: D83028225-LROR
    Creation Date: 2002-01-25T16:09:08Z
    Updated Date: 2009-12-15T23:28:35Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2016-01-25T16:09:08Z

  8. No mention here of Jeremy - from Fleetwood Mac. I've been reading a lot on this particular cult. (I posted a link back on a cult page you have on here) - What shocked me the most - being that I've lived here my whole life - is that they had a 'factory' in Bromley North - on Sherman Road. Anywhere between 50-200 people were living and working there for quite a while. This story is completely unknown locally.

    Berg's eldest daughter was 'crowned' in Bromley. She had a coronation at 26 years old in the factory in Sherman Road. That picture of Jesus (and all of their filty filty tracts) were printed here.

    Here's the most incredible thing - David Berg pretty much went into hiding from 70s onwards - Girls and Women would make strip videos for him, from all over the world. Through the 80s he was chased by Interpol - but never caught. For about 2-3 years the old rotter was LIVING in Bromley - in a normal house, in a normal
    street. Most bizarre! I don't know where, as there is no address - the only reason I know this is because his daughter wrote about it in a book. Apart from that, it seems no-one knew. Essentially, he was making up these ideas and new free love and pedo philosophies in a nice suburban average home in Stockbroker land. You never know who you are really living next to! Spooky Bromley! There is another account online of a young man escaping the cult - and bumming around Bromley for a few days.

    If you type in Children Of God to Google the first few pictures that come up are of people worshiping in the Bromley factory. But check out Jeremy Spencer though http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/Jeremy_Spencer

    Here's an interesting synchronicity. Jeremy Spencer was feeling out of sorts apparently - and went out for a bit in L.A. He went missing. The band later found him and he was already in the cult - he quit the band there and then. Fleetwood Mac had to cancel the gig at The Viper Rooms. The very same place River Phoenix died years later.

    Just one very far fetched thought I had last night. Berg died in 1994 in South Portugal. There are still COG members there today. I tried hard to find a connection between Cliff, Portugal, Maddie and COG - there isn't one. But it was an interesting thought.

  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy46wj4XE94

    C.O.G documentary - they are the second group. I'm pretty sure the two main women here are Berg's daughters. She looks the same as the Gaddaffi picture - and she shows up in a lot of videos and photos. It's interesting that the narrator didn't probe further (pun sort of intended) into the sex issue - but took on face value that they were "no sex outside of marriage". This was made in 1971 -the newer philosophies came in around that time - as it evolved into the sex cult. It's really interesting to watch - also, they had a super cool bus!

  10. Interesting - this is related to the Youtube video post

    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Alive_%28BBC_TV_series%29

    Documentary series that ran for 16 years on BBC. Commissioned by David Attenborough

    British television journalist and presenter Esther Rantzen worked on Man Alive in the mid-1960s. She went on to marry one of the programme's most prominent reporters, and series editor Desmond Wilcox. Wilcox contributed directly to about 50 Man Alive programmes. The Man Alive theme music was composed and played by Tony Hatch and his orchestra.

  11. Notable Man Alive reporters

    Anna Ford
    Angela Huth
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    John Percival
    John Pitman
    Jack Pizzey
    Nick Ross
    Desmond Wilcox
    Harold Williamson
    Jeanne La Chard
    Jim Douglas Henry
    Jeremy James