Phoenix Goddess Temple Church Is A Brothel: Police (VIDEO)
First Posted: 9/10/11 01:39 PM ET Updated: 9/10/11 03:03 PM ET
Police busted members of a church authorities say was actually a front for prostitution.
Police claim the alleged brothel generated tens of thousands of dollars a month, according to CNN.
The church's website, which appears to have been taken down
, was one of the factors that lead to the indictments of 33 people, CNN reports.
"Sex is a holy, sacred and divine healing force at the core [of] our beings" the site claimed, according to CNN. "Once we embrace this force instead of deny it, we become successful, happy and powerful manifestors."