PHOENIX - Phoenix Police served search warrants on the Phoenix Goddess Temple Wednesday night and detained about a dozen men and women.
The Goddess Temple claims to be home to an ordained sisterhood that serves the community through a "sacred labor of love." The temple has come under fire before over accusations that it is little more than a cleverly disguised house of prostitution.
Temple visitors are encouraged to make a 'financial offering of support' for the services they receive from the sacred sisters, which include "Whole Body Healing", "Goddess Worship", and "Fantasy Role Play". Suggested donations range from $204 to $807 according to the temple's website.
The temple's calendar is full of various activities, including tartaric rituals, naked life-coaching, yoga, and prayer circles.
Police say the raid is the result of an ongoing investigation but would not say what charges the staff members could face.