From XFamily - Children of God
- The Children of God grows to over 130 communes around the world.
- David Berg, now calling himself Moses David or Father David, claims to be God's Endtime Prophet foretold in the Bible.
- Merry Berg (aka Mene) is born to David Berg's eldest son, Paul Brandt Berg (aka Aaron David).
- The United States Internal Revenue Service denies the application of Children of God, Inc., a Texas corporation, for tax-exempt non-profit status.
- June 23 — NBC broadcasts Chronolog: Children of God Revisisted – Call Me Moses
- Odessa American: Religious Sect Member Sues Own Mother — 1972-01-14
- Time Magazine: Whose Children? — 1972-01-24
- New York Times: Parents Join to Combat Radical Youth Sect — 1972-02-22
- Syracuse Post-Standard: Parents Frightened By Sect's Impact — 1972-02-22
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