CRIME
09/10/2011 01:39 pm ET Updated Nov 10, 2011

Phoenix Goddess Temple Church Is A Brothel: Police (VIDEO)

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 led 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."