"Some of the things the cult did were so fucked up. There was this thing called 'flirty fishing', where the women met men for money. The cult basically convinced them it was fine to be hookers. It was like mind control - the women believed it was a good thing to do because they were physically showing these men they met the love of God. My mom had a lot of terrible experiences from that. I was there. We'd be hitchhiking our way around Japan or somewhere crazy and I'd have to wait in hotel lobbies for her. Sometimes we'd have to run away from violent people and she'd be crying, saying she didn't like her life."
-- Girls frontman Christopher Owens on the Children of God, the cult in which he was raised. (via The Guardian)