From XFamily - Children of God
Observer TV and Radio
OTV: Monday 21st August: SCREENGRABS
By Sarah Hughes
CHANNEL 4 CUTTING EDGE: CULT KILLER
On 7 January, 2005, Rick Rodriguez slit the throat of his former nanny and then killed himself. Hours earlier he'd videoed his suicide note: a rambling 60-minute tape which provides evidence of a deeply damaged life. It also lifts the lid on The Family (formerly The Children of God), one of the most notorious religious cults to emerge from the 1960s American counterculture.