Religious Right Leader Arrested For Treating Follower As ‘Personal Sex Object’
This religious leader is part of the Quiverfull movement, popularized by the Dugger family, the family that has a child every 15 minutes and, because of that, has a TLC reality show. Lourdes Torres says she was sexually abused by Doug Phillips of Vision Forum.
The lawsuit which includes counts of sexual battery and assault, details the “inappropriate, unwanted, and immoral sexual acts committed by Douglas Phillips against Ms. Torres,” noting that Phillips “methodically groomed Ms. Torres” since she was 15 years old “so that she would eventually participate in illicit sexual rendezvous with him promising that she could one day marry him” and “repeatedly told Torres that this was possible because his wife, Beall Phillips, was going to die soon.”
Phillips, one of the most prominent leaders of the Quiverfull movement, last year admitted to having “a lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman.” Phillips is extremely close to the Duggar family. In 2010, Torres was featured at the end of a video message at Phillips’ “Baby Conference” thanking Michelle Duggar, to whom Phillips had presented a “Mother of the Year” award.