Only through the brilliantly disconnected web of Wikipedia could I discover one of the most fascinating articles I’ve ever read.
The article, titled The Process Church of The Final Judgment, is about a splinter client cult group that broke from Scientology in 1965. The Process Church (as it was called) came to be identified as a Satanic cult, for their worship of three Gods: Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan. They were also (more recently) linked to David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam serial killer.
The part that fascinates me about this article comes in way of explaining how the group changed throughout the years, eventually resulting in the removal of its founder. It seems that their focus has strayed quite a bit.
Further changes in both name and focus followed, and the organization eventually became the Best Friends Animal Society, which is now one of America’s best known animal welfare rescue groups.
That’s right. From Satanic cult to animal welfare rescue group in just over 20 years.