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Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo

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In 1969, Tony Alamo and his wife, Susan, founded the Alamo Christian Foundation in Los Angeles, beginning careers as born-again, fire-and-brimstone televangelists. Attracting hippies and other discontented youth, the foundation soon evolved into a cult that is said to still be in operation. By avoiding law enforcement and maintaining a strict code of silence among followers, the Alamos gained immense power, becoming millionaires on the backs of their congregation. This four-episode docuseries shines a light on the Alamo empire through rarely-seen archival footage, including an exclusive videotaped deposition with Alamo himself. It also features interviews with the FBI agent who took Alamo down as well as cult survivors who have never previously shared their stories.

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Out of prison, Tony Alamo begins to make young girls his "wives"; as the child abuse escalates, some ex-members urge the FBI to intervene.
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While on the run, Alamo orders those who remain loyal to him to leave the compound and take his wife's body with them while he tries to evade arrest.
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Tony and Susan Alamo's grip on power is challenged as Susan becomes ill and law enforcement investigates allegations of labor violations and abuse.
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In the 1960s, preachers Tony and Susan Alamo recruit nomads to join their ministry; former members give insight into the cult's origins.

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