Little Pebble Dohsyuku-kai
An off-shoot from an Australian, quasi-Catholic, group founded by convicted sex offender William “The Little Pebble” Kamm, this Japanese commune (which numbers less than 20 people) indulges in some truly bizarre and morally dubious practices. It’s leader, the indulgently named Father Jean-Marie Thornbush Little John, gathers his flock each morning to await secret messages from the Virgin Mary. Failing that, Jean-Marie has been known to indulge in sex with the female members of his followers, often using yogurt as lubrication because, as he puts it,
“…as I am a regular clergy who has taken a vow of celibacy and am therefore an unmarried virgin, I wasn’t aware that you could buy lubricants to use in such circumstances. That’s why I turned to yogurt.”
Despite this particularly strange ritual, they follow the essential teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and, despite not being officially recognized by the Holy See, believe themselves to be part of the papacy.
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