“‘It’s a war now between ourselves and our parents. This is the cream of the crop coming back to get them,’” said John La Mattery, a former member of the loosely Christian-based Children of God sect (renamed Family International). Two former members of the group have recently committed suicide, including Ricky Rodriguez, who was raised to be the future prophet of the group but killed himself and a former nanny he accused of sexually abused him as a child. Rodriguez left a video confession for the murder-suicide in which he called on other former sect members to get justice from their childhood abusers, but despite this call, and Matterly’s declaration of war, ex-member Daniele Roselle told Don Lattin of the San Francisco Chronicle the real danger is the growing number of suicides among the former Children of God, who are “‘dropping like flies.’”