Cults and Extreme Belief - Season 1 Episode 5

A look inside the mysterious world of organized cults.


Actor:Elizabeth Vargas


Episode:5/9 eps





Season 1 - Cults and Extreme Belief
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"As a recruiter for multi-level marketing self-help group NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson brought thousands of people to the organization. In October of 2017, she exposed the group as a destructive sex-cult and is now doing everything in her power to support the criminal prosecution of the cult's leader, Keith Raniere."
"Former Jehovah\u2019s Witness Romy Maple\u2013a survivor of child sexual abuse\u2013embarks on a journey to uncover why her pleas for justice were systematically ignored by top members of the organization."
"Amy Bril recounts her childhood growing up in the Children of God, a group notorious for pedophilia and \u201creligious\u201d prostitution. Amy and others born and raised in the group are banding together to address a suicide epidemic among fellow survivors."
"Growing up in the United Nation of Islam (UNOI), Elijah Muhammad was forced into child labor, physical abuse and squalid living conditions. Today, he has a unique opportunity to speak to the FBI in hope of getting justice for himself and the other children abused by UNOI and its leader, Royall Jenkins\u2019, teachings."
"Former \u201cMoonie\u201d Teddy Hose, tries to alert the public to a gun-obsessed Unification Church offshoot known as the Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland, Pa. Sean Moon, the charismatic leader and a son of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon, preaches an extreme gospel featuring his father as \u201creturning Jesus\u201d and guns at the center of worship."
"Despite their hippie persona and rustic community businesses, The Twelve Tribes have long stood accused of physically abusing children and subjugating of women. Now disconnected from her family, ex-member Samie Brosseau, works to expose the Twelve Tribes abusive practices today."
"Many believed that the problems within the FLDS community would be solved after sentencing Warren Jeffs. However, when Jeffs was locked away, it left devoted FLDS followers like Norma Richter to face a subsequent humanitarian crisis alone. They were forced to fend for themselves in a world they were once taught to fear."
"Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas."