What This Cult Leader Did to His Son Will Make You Sick

STRONG CITY, NEW MEXICO: Healed Travesser (left) has grown up in Strong City, New Mexico and followed Wayne Bent's (right) teachings. (Photo credit © Ben Anthony)

Michael Travesser, formerly known as Wayne Bent, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for the sexual molestation of two teenage girls.

Travesser is the cult leader of the Strong City cult located in a remote corner of New Mexico, and was once a Seventh Day Adventist Pastor. Members of his cult, which include several children, have bought into the idea that he is their savior.

In 2000, he claims God spoke to him and told him he was the Messiah, which, of course, gave him the right to do whatever he pleased.

The footage above is from a documentary focused around this doomsday cult, in which Travesser discusses having sex with his son’s wife. Showing absolutely no remorse for the act, he explains that they’ve done it more than just once, and that God came down on him and forced him to have sex with her.

His son, Jeff, later claimed that the couple were already divorced when his father consummated their “spiritual marriage,” but many people believe he is just as brainwashed as Travesser’s followers.

“They’ve been ordained by God…it was a spiritual experience illustrated by a physical act,” he said.