|The Davidito Book
Findings of The High Court of Justice - Family Division, U.K.
Excerpts from the Judgement of Justice Ward
Oct 19, 1995
The Davidito Book
Findings of the High Court of Justice
Excerpts from the Judgement of
Family Division, U.K.
THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE WARD - Oct 19, 1995 W42
SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR --> THE LITERATURE
CONCLUSION (OF SECTION 5)
I am totally satisfied that there was widespread sexual
abuse of young children and teenagers by adult members of The Family, and
that this abuse occurred to a significantly greater extent within The Family
than occurred in society outside it.
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This was printed chapter by chapter before re-published as a whole. Among the
chapters are these:
- In Chapter 31 when Davidito was 17 months old in July
1976:I have already recited that passage of Davidito watching the couple make
love in the pool and of his being jealous when Alfred and Sara "love up". The
"He finally found something he thinks the baby is
good for - he climbs up on the bed when she is propped there on a pillow and crawls
right on top of her and began hunching away! They both love it, really!"
This baby was Davida, Sara's daughter, who would have
been about 3 months old. The chapter continued:
"Mommy and Daddy just didn't believe us until they watched themselves one time:
he climbed on top of Davida lying on the couch and began banging away again with
a big smile! Daddy stood there, at first a bit awed, then felt Davidito's little
penie and said, "I never would have believed it if I didn't really feel how hard
he really is!".
- In chapter 45 when Davidito was 2 years 4 months old,
comment was added to Sara's entries by Berg himself. The fact that his views are
recorded makes it difficult for The Family to distance him from responsibility
for its publication. He said:
"God made children able to enjoy sex so he must
have expected them to! I did! All my life! Thank God! I love it! and it didn't
hurt me any! Nearly all kids do anyhow, despite prohibitions! And the only reason
the system frowns on it is the churches have taught sex as evil! which is contrary
to the Bible! how could God create a sexual enjoyment be a sin?! The system is
really screwed up! God help us! They're the ones not normal! But "let not your
good be evil-spoken of"! So take it easy."
- In Chapter 61 when Davidito is 3 years 2 months old
there was the description the "come-union" and it continued:-
"Soon afterwards in our next location he made up
for loss time with his favourite playmate Davida. He told me, "Sarah gonna have
to teach Davida to like to fuck and not push me away!" Well, I am glad she does
not push him away all time, because the very next night I could not find them
after dinner, but spotted right at the top of the stairs! Banging away on each
other! Imagine! It's a good thing she liked it that time!"
- The index is interesting. There is a cartoon of Berg
"Davidito, do you know what you are doing? you are
teaching the whole world how to take care of babies!"
There followed a very detailed index including a number of references to sex experiences
and education, in addition to the entries on masturbation and penis. There is
a cartoon. It shows Davidito on top of Davida as if having sexual intercourse
- These collected essays where published in 1982 as
if then to give current force to the recommended practice in
The Family's own Child Care Manual on how to bring
up their children.
There are some letters from members of The Family which are revealing about the
sexual goings-on within The Family. Thus for example:-
(a) "Sex should be Fun" written in about 1980 when
Shuly wrote how "wonderful" it was "to have the liberty if you want it." She goes
openly proclaimed that when she was thirteen in Venezuela she had a sexual affair
with Berg's grandson.
(b) In "The Blessings of Older Children" written in about 1981 Seek and Secundus
observed that they had not heard many testimonies from other families about how
fast their kids were maturing, but would be very interested to hear more. Their
eldest were Jason 9, Shera 8 and Summer 6. They wrote:-
"Jason, Shera and Summer have quite a little love
triangle going and have been teaching us a lot about sharing and being unselfish.
One night I knew Shera was looking forward to being with Jason, but he was with
Summer. I asked Shera about it and she said that Summer was a little discouraged
and Jason was trying to cheer her up before he came to bed with her....Jason was
so in love with one sister while we were in Finland and really went through trials
when he knew a particular older brother was sleeping with her....We really don't
encourage or discourage the children about sex but we like to talk to them about
what they are experiencing. It really isn't a joke for them, but comes very naturally
and matter of factly, and they don't hesitate to share with us without even a
flush. We don't know how much flesh brothers and sisters can share when they are
older? But we want to share our experiences and are interested in the experiences
of others in the family."
CHILD/ADULT SEX --> THE LITERATURE
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This was first printed in a series of letters from about 1975 to 1981 and then
reprinted in 1982. In the letter "The Advantages of Having Children"
May 1978, Berg explained how when Maria became pregnant, they discovered there
was no childcare ministry and so they obtained whatever literature they needed
and decided they did not like it "because it was not the way we believed
in rearing kids!" It seems that Davidito had started the childcare revolution.
"You can throw a lot of that old stuff out!
We're writing a whole new childcare series called The Davidito Series. Maria was
wondering why she had to get pregnant and have a baby. She couldn't see any good
reason for it at all, but look what happened! God knew why! Amen? PLT! Davidito
was to become an example to the world and inspire" lots of childcare material!
Berg was, in my judgment, quite clear giving his approval to whatever was being
written and he was assuming responsibility for it. It is naive
of The Family to seek to distance the leadership from this book and cast the sole
blame upon Sara. In their original answer filed in this case, that is exactly
what they sought to do.
The book contained these passages:-
a) Learning fun at 20 months, October '76.
"Sex! he gets quite excited when I wash his
bottom and his penie gets real big and hard. I kiss it all over till he gets so
excited he bursts into laughter and spreads his legs open for more. I wonder what
it's going to be like when he begins to talk and asks me for more? When playing
on the floor he's often times spread his legs open for me to kiss his penis (what
we call his penie). He got to where he liked it so much he'd pull people by the
hand down onto the floor and would spread his legs apart for "the treatment"
so we had to explain to him that there are a lot more important things in life
than just sex, and for a time and place for everything!"
(JUSTICE WARD: I note that this chapter appeared at the same time as "Little
b) At the age of 2 years and 3 months Davidito is taken to a brothel and in the
early hours one of the girls
"gave a special little show for Davidito
with her gyrations and heavy breathing, running her hands over her body, really
turning everybody on".
c) In Bed Bugs, May 1977 with Davidito 2 years 4 months. Sara wrote:-
"Sex! Now if I share with you some of Davidito's
sexy experiences, will you try prayerfully and cautiously to benefit from the
lessons learned and follow the Lord's leadings in possibly sharing the same kind
of gentle love and fun, without stumbling our little sheep? Sex is a beautiful
God-given wonderful part of life we enjoy together and we would love to share
it with you as long as you don't use it as "an occasion to the flesh"
and in some way that could actually harm or confuse the children. It is often
times the little ones who suffer through our big people mistakes."
(In other words, provided you do it in love, the child will not suffer harm or
confusion - a thesis that Dr. Heller, NT's own expert, roundly deprecates.)
"So we'll attempt to share a few of our
experiences with you, not so that you will try to do exactly what we do,"
( then why on earth tell them this sordid little encounter? )
"but because it's part of little David's
life story, praise the Lord. On 28th April after nap time Alfred, Davidito and
I were all three loving up, when Dito looked at me with those big dreamy canary
black eyes and said, 'Sarah I yub you'. He pulled me down to kiss him, then pushed
my head down to kiss some more! It all developed so gently and lovingly that he
was really affectionate, eyes closed, so guess what happened? For a bouncing climax
(ha), he spoke out in excited foreign tongues! He sounded so very happy....afterwards
he lay still in my arms to rest....now often when we lay on the bed together....he'll
put his arm around me and say, 'Sarah, love me up big'".
That letter cannot be interpreted otherwise than Sara kissing the boys penis and
the boy later simulating sexual intercourse with her as is shown in one of the
pictures. To that Berg added this comment, again an indication of his participation
in the writing of this book and his approval of it:
"God made children able to enjoy sex so
he must have expected them to. I did! All my life! Thank God! I love it! And it
didn't hurt me any! Nearly all kids to anyhow despite prohibitions! And the only
reason the system frowns on it is that the churches have taught sex as evil! Which
is contrary to the Bible! How could God have created sexual enjoyment to be a
sin? The system is really screwed up! God help us! They're the ones not normal!
But let not your good be evil spoken of! So take it easy!"
(d) At 2 yrs 7 months Sara wrote:-
"Dito and I loved up together after our bath!
Ha! What a revolutionary life we do lead!".
The photograph below that passage showed the two of them naked on the bed
with Sara fondling the boys penis.
(e) There were some words of caution. In December 1977:-
"And please remember dear Family, that we
do not share Davidito's own experiences or lessons with you expecting you to always
do the very same thing with your own children. Dad and Maria are hoping to prepare
themselves for a very special God appointed mission in life. He is a royal prince...he
has matured and grown very fast, much like Dad himself, always ahead of us, who
his followers learn from as an example. Of course all our Family children are
very special and we have an extremely important mission to fulfil in these latter
days we do hope you can apply what lessons you may have learnt from this story
in their disciple training. What a wonderful opportunity and blessing that we
can all take part in helping to teach God's little children who are so chosen
in new fresh vessels the way the truth and the life of Jesus Christ and our shepherd
and king David."
As I read that it is more encouraging than discouraging.
(f) In August 1979 the now notorious "My Little Fish" chapter was published.
There were citations from Revolutionary Sex and accompanying photographs. They
showed, for example, Davidito kissing Sara's breasts and squeezing her nipples,
they showed them together naked in bed hugging each other under the caption "Enjoy
yourself in what God has given you to enjoy" and in another photograph under
a caption "When two shall lie together they shall have heat." The original
also had the photograph of Sara sucking the boy's penis above a caption "It's
a wonderful relaxation, a satisfaction created by the Lord". At the time
it was published, My Childhood Sex, itself published four months earlier, might
have been fresh in everyone's mind. That it was outrageously inappropriate seems
to be conceded silently by that omission of that photograph when the book was
published in 1982.
(g) In March 1978 at aged 3 years 2 months Davidito wandered around watching the
copulating couples at the "come-union":
"So next he wanted his turn and as soon as I got
into bed he jumped on me and said "Sarah love me". He specifically asked
for several swigs of wine, got happy real quick so we really had a good time!
Alf, Tim and Mommy were outside the door listening to him. "Sara now kiss
it!" and then he began to laugh and laugh. "Oh it flopped in your nose!"...he
kept asking for more and more love....We were all really surprised that he took
everything so well, since he didn't have a playmate too and is usually very jealous
about "sharing" but he waited his turn and was a real good boy."
(h) In April 1978 at 3 years 3 months Sara wrote:
"Sex - (do you find yourself looking for
this part to read first? Ha!) Several times while I was gone to Egypt, David mentioned
he'd wished I'd hurry home to bed. The day upon my return we had a nice picnic
lunch with Alf right by the riverside near our house. David wanted to bring a
blanket and a scented candle so that we could make love, but there were too many
people around so we didn't quite get to the climax, Ha. But it was a real cute
idea. He's so precious! One night when Alf and the cook were kissing and cuddling
in the living room on the living room couch, David came into the bedroom and offered
me a glass of wine then suggested that we go together into the living room to
be with Alf. We sat down and he said, "Have some apply juice," because
he's only a little boy and once served then we began to love up too. We got undressed
and he got real affectionate, trying to do just what Alf did."
What can this be other than that this 3 year old boy was participating
in sexual shenanigans with his nanny?
The book ended with a cartoon of Berg holding Davidito and saying,
"Davidito do you know what you're doing? You're
teaching the whole world how to take care of babies!"
The leadership must have known and intended that this book
be acted upon by [members of] The Family. In July 1978 they published in Family
News a letter from one of the members who wrote with reference to her new child
that she wondered now how these letters were going to become a reality in his
life. Had she not been perverted by them?