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FREECOG or Free the Children of God, originally named The Parents' Committee to Free Our Children from the Children of God is an anti-cult group which was founded in 1971. It was the first organized anti-cult group, formed as a response to the total commitment required by the Children of God new religious movement. Jump to: navigation, search The Children of God (COG), later known as the Family of Love, the Family, Family International and now Activated Ministries is a new religious movement that started in 1968 in Huntington Beach, California, USA. It was part of the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s, with... Opposition to cults and new religious movements (NRMs) comes from several sources with diverse concerns: family members of adherents, former members, psychiatrists, psychologists and sociologists, adherents from established religions, cult watchers and skeptics. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A new religious movement or NRM is a religious, ethical, or spiritual grouping of fairly recent origin which is not part of an established religion and has not yet become recognised as a standard denomination, church, or religious body. ...


FREECOG denounced the Children of God for its unconventional sexual practices, including communal sex and recruitment of new members through sexual seduction. By the mid 1970s publicity about these and other practices had led to a wider anti-cult movement in North America, Western Europe, and elsewhere.


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FREECOG (174 words)
FREECOG, or Free the Children of God, originally named The Parents' Committee to Free Our Children from the Children of God, was an anti-cult group which was founded in 1971.
FREECOG accused the Children of God of brainwashing and used various methods including conservatorship and deprogramming to counter the group.
In response to FREECOG, a group called ThankCOG (Thankful Parents and Friends of the Children of God) emerged, founded by parents of Children of God members who were pleased that their children had found religion and were free from drugs.
FREECOG - XFamily - Children of God (601 words)
FREECOG or Free the Children of God, originally named The Parents' Committee to Free Our Children from the Children of God, was an anti-cult group founded in 1971.
It was the first organized anti-cult group, formed as a response to the total commitment and alleged mind control techniques used by the Children of God.
FREECOG protest and meeting – from "The Love Prophet and the Children of God" documentary
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