Joaquin Phoenix Discusses Growing Up in the Children of God Religious Sect

November 12, 2014 6:19 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix Discusses Growing Up in the Children of God Religious Sect

When Joaquin Phoenix was a child, his parents briefly joined the Children of God religious group, which some critics have called a cult.

"My parents had a religious experience and felt strongly about it. They wanted to share that with other people who wanted to talk about their experience with religion. These friends were like, 'Oh, we believe in Jesus as well,'" he told Playboy magazine. "I think my parents thought they’d found a co...

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