Karen Zerby - the new leader of The Family International, formerly known as "The Family" or "The Children of God." She was formerly married to cult leader David Berg. She has allegedly had sexual relations with her son, who has since killed a woman and himself.
Children of God/The Family publication, "The Humble Prophetess". In this publication (dated 1980), David Berg predicts a future when Karen Zerby ("Mama Maria") and Ricky Rodriguez ("Davidito") will be Prophets who speak to all the peoples of the world. As Ricky Rodriguez committed murder-suicide, and The Family is the cult-equivalent of radioactive waste, if I were Karen Zerby, I wouldn't hold my breath.
This nice-looking lady is Karen Zerby, a leading light of the Family International or the Children of God, a global cult that uses children as sex toys. Zerby may have had sex with her son, who definitely grew up to kill a woman in a murder-suicide scene.
Ricky Rodriguez was the son of Karen Zerby, who later married The Family International founder David Berg. A childcare manual published by the cult in 1982 describes, with photographs, the sexual abuse put on Ricky as a child. After Ricky left the group in 2001, he became a vocal critic of The Family. On January 8, 2005, Rodriguez murdered his former nanny, who had been involved in his sexual abuse. When he failed to find his mother, his next target, he committed suicide on a deserted road.
A picture of Karen Zerby ("Mama Maria"), current leader of The Children of God/The Family/The Family International, taken in 1970. Karen "Maria" Zerby believes she was one of Jesus' favourite lovers in a pre-existence, and that she was sent to Earth so the World (and especially the Family) could "partake in her beauty and purity". Ok-ayyy, then...