From the outside, “Jesus Morning Star” might seem like any other university faith group.
They recruit on campus and in shopping centres. They encourage new students to join. They run bible study sessions and prayer groups.
But Jesus Morning Star isn’t just any club: it’s a Korean cult which claims that women who have sex with their leader, Jung Myung Seok, are “purified”.
It’s “bible readings” include excerpts from speeches by Adolf Hitler.
Recruits of Jesus Morning Star follow a program of extreme sleep deprivation and encouraged to sever ties with their families. Female members are encouraged to “dress up sexily” for Jung, and never to speak to members of the opposite sex to remain faithful to him.
To make matters worse, Jung is currently serving a ten-year sentence in prison in Seoul for raping the followers of Jesus Morning Star, who (although it hardly needs to be said) were not “purified” by the experience.
Some previous members of the cult spoke to The Daily Mail about their experiences, with one saying she was lured in by a friendly lady advertising a Christian art show.
"It looked good, so I thought I would check it out," said "Elizabeth", who decline to give her real name.
After meeting the leader of Jesus Morning Star, she moved in with a group of followers, where she was forced to awaken at 3am every morning to pray.