From XFamily - Children of God
- "The Devil Hates Sex" published by the Family of Love, later acknowledged in court as a direct cause of pedophilia within the cult.
- September 26 — The Family of Love is sued in Hawaii.
- Christianity Today: The Children of God: Fewer and Far Out — 1980-01-25
- Calgary Herald: Refusing treatment, cult member dies — 1980-03-17
- Calgary Herald: Woman wants to save her sister from cult — 1980-03-18
- Calgary Herald: 'They are right from the pits of hell,' says ex-Child of God — 1980-03-2
- Honolulu Advertiser: Did Cult Abduct Two Children? — 1980-09-10
See also: Previous Year - 1980s - Next Year