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Sacred Scandal
SEASON 2: La Luz del Mundo Sacred Scandal, named one of Podtrac’s Best New Podcasts of 2022, embarks on its second season, focusing on Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo (Light of the World). It tells the story of Naasón Joaquín García, a self-proclaimed apostle, who is currently behind bars after pleading guilty in June 2022 of sexually abusing girls from his congregation. Naasón is currently serving a nearly 17-year sentence, but maintains his innocence. Host and investigative journalist Roberta Garza explores Naasón's control over a multitude of devotees, some of...
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4.4 stars from 766 ratings
I knew it!!
I live in Phoenix., Arizona and I’ve always passed by this church in my area and I just had this dread filling that something was not right with this church. Throughout the years, I see that the church has built this huge and beautiful church in the community but still having this feeling. The...Read full review »
juanitz36ese via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/23
This podcast is so beautifully done. Excellent writing and a painfully honest telling of a disgusting truth. I binged this over 24 hours and I’m struck by all of it. Most of all, by the bravery of the women and men who literally risked their lives to try and stop this from happening to...Read full review »
MissSR13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/23
This is a compelling true crime podcast, but each episode feels about 10 mins long and the rest is full of so many ads. Really frustrating.
mightyqwin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/23
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Published 08/10/23
Leaving a high control group isn’t as simple as walking out through the front door. A cult is not simply a physical location, it’s a lifestyle, a belief system, a community and a state of mind.So is it possible to know if the preacher, the yoga guru, or the beloved politician you, or a loved one,...
Published 08/10/23
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Published 08/03/23
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