Category:Flirty fishing

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David Berg, founder of The Family

Flirty Fishing (FFing) is a form of evangelistic religious prostitution practiced by female members of the Children of God, currently known as Family International (TFI),[1][2] from around 1974 to 1987. According to some sources, hundreds of thousands of men were "fished" before the practice was discontinued.[3]—and that FFing had nevertheless continued into 1988. As the cult generally discourages birth control, the practice also resulted in numerous pregnancies, the offspring of which were termed Jesus babies by the organization.[4]

Other groups may use similar recruitment tactics.

See also

Notes

  1. Flirty Fishing, xFamily
  2. "'The Family' and Final Harvest". Washington Post. June 2, 1993. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/cult/children_of_god/child1.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-27. "Sure, Alexander concedes, plenty of people object that The Family's "Law of Love" permits sex outside marriage and that the group once condoned a practice known as "flirty fishing" – the use of sex to win converts."
  3. FFing Statistics
  4. "Jesus baby" article from xfamily.org