Prostitution From The Pulpit? Sex Is Religion At The Goddess Temple In Phoenix, AZ
First of all, Bishop Don “Magic” Juan is not involved in this scandal whatsoever. A church known as the Goddess Temple in Phoenix, Arizona has been raided by the police and confirmed to be an actual house of prostitution. So far, 20 people have been arrested for the prostitution crimes and they are looking for 17 more. The place is more than 10,000 square feet and featured various themed rooms, including one with an Egyptian vibe. That’s a lot of room for…um, brotheling.
The worshipers (if you can call them that) at this temple believe that they are connected through sex to the Great Goddess and that sex is a sacred experience that they should learn the ins and outs of and practice time and time again. I bet their members never had any problems showing up!
They have so-called “practitioners” who specialize in tantra, yoga, and other means of “sexual therapy.” It seems that the folks at this place believed they could duck prostitution laws by using different terminology—for instance calling johns (or tricks) “seekers” and claiming they only accept donations or contributions instead of set payments. The temple has even run ads on adult Web sites. Is that necessary for those seeking an alternative spiritual experience or is it indicative of freaks paying for thrills?
Some pretty damning evidence against the place was found in the form of an e-mail featured on the Web site. It was all about a lady known as “Goddess Iyata,” pictured below.
In the e-mail, a man known only as David thanked her for helping him reach a “state of extraordinary orgasm.” While the place seemed to have its share of customers, law enforcement is not buying their stories of healing and spiritual awakening through sex. What will the freaks come up with next?
Source: ABC News