A WOMAN has spoken out about growing up and being “brainwashed” by a strict religious “cult”.
Elizabeth Hunter, now 27, originally from Texas, claims her father controlled her all aspects of her life, including banning her from TV and non-Christian music.
Growing up in the extreme Christian community, she was homeschooled and taught about the Bible.
By the age of 17, she was expected to think about being a wife, and was shown how to bake bread, sew and play the piano so she could play in church if her husband wanted her to.
Speaking to UNILAD, she said: “There was no TV in our house, we weren't allowed to watch movies or television shows.
"I wasn't allowed to cut my hair I was not allowed to wear make-up.
"[Also] I wasn't supposed to date or flirt with any guys because my dad was going to pick my husband.”
Elizabeth says she was raised to believe that disobeying the system would result in physical punishment from God.
Elizabeth alleges that even her clothing was restricted, and she wasn’t allowed items with words written on them as they would draw “attention to her body.”
And her dad is said to have banned her from wearing the colour green simply because he didn’t like it.
Elizabeth now sees a therapist, and it was only when describing how she used to be tied to her sister with rope that she could start to accept her upbringing was not healthy or normal.
Now she’s moved away from Texas, and shares her experiences on social media.
She said: "I do see myself as a cult survivor.
"It kind of started as a joke, to just like, talk about some funny things my parents said to me.
"So I just started making TikToks to educate people. But it will hopefully be healing for other people too, who have gone through that."
We previously shared how a sex cult survivor reveals she was beaten into becoming a ‘soldier of Christ’ in preparation for the ‘Apocalypse’ in the terrifying Children of God cult.
And a woman, 28, who joined ‘Orgasm Cult’ in hope of first climax claims group’s ‘stroking classes’ felt like ‘prostitution’.
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