The Creepiest Cult Leader You (Probably) Didn’t Know: Tony Alamo

It started out as a grift and turned into something much more sinister

Tony and Susan Alamo on one of their album covers

When Bernie LaZar Hoffman was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Joplin, Missouri, he wasn’t born into a particularly religious household. His parents were Jewish, but other than that, little is known about his childhood, since his story would…

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