Deadly Cult Leader Who Told Followers To Be Celibate While Sleeping With Their Wives Exposed In New Netflix Doc

Waco: American Apocalypse: Netflix documentary will expose a cult leader who told his followers to be celibate when sleeping with their wives.
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A new Netflix documentary exposes a deadly cult leader who told his followers to be celibate while sleeping with their wives.

The streaming service is known for having some of the best hard-hitting documentaries available for viewers to watch.

Content such as Stutz, Tiger King and Conversations With A Killer have all told eye-opening stories.

Now, there’s a new documentary that is telling the story of a religious cult and its shocking actions.

Watch the trailer for the documentary here…

Waco: American Apocalypse tells the horrifying story of cult leader David Koresh – the leader of the Religious cult Branch Davidians – as he faced off against the federal government in a 51-day siege.

It all happened in Waco, Texas in 1993 and began with the largest gunfight American soil has seen since the Civil War.

However, 86 people died after the compound that the cult was occupying burned to the ground.

The Waco Siege, also known as Waco Massacre, saw children, members of the cult and law officers all get killed.

This also included Koresh, who died from either the fire itself or from gunshots.

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The documentary – which has an 81 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes – retells the story, along with Koresh’s influence among his followers.

The cult leader was born Vernon Wayne Howell in 1959 and had a tough upbringing as his mum was only a teenager when she had him – while also having an absent father.

His mum’s partner was abusive towards him.

Koresh had an illegal relationship with a 15-year-old girl when he was 19 and was then kicked out of his own church for claiming that God told him he should be with the pastor’s daughter.

That led him to the Branch Davidians – an apocalyptic religious movement founded by Benjamin Roden in 1955.

His beliefs were popular among followers and he quickly rose up the ranks of the cult and soon became its leader.

David Koresh
Waco: American Apocalypse tells the harrowing story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege. Credit: Netflix

He claimed that he could make prophecies – including that the end of days was coming.

This led to the cult stockpiling a bunch of weapons in preparation for the apocalypse.

Throughout his time as leader, Koresh was accused of the r*** and s**ual abuse of several children, as well as instigating ‘marriages’ with already married women.

He also banned husbands from m*******tion and s** – despite having s** himself with their wives –  and even taunted them by asking if they were ‘jealous’ of him for sleeping with their partners.

Despite his actions, his followers still looked up to him as they believed he was anointed by God.

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One of his female followers admitted that it felt like God was talking to them when in Koresh’s company.

They add: “S** was just part of it.

“The sermon made every touch not feel like s** at all, just a culmination of my relationship with God that I’d had all my life.”

Meanwhile, his male followers believed they were God’s ‘Guinea Pigs’.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.