RAËLISM (OR THE RAËLIAN CHURCH) IS A UFO RELIGION THAT WAS FOUNDED IN 1974 BY CLAUDE VORILHON, NOW KNOWN AS RAËL.

THE ORDER OF ANGELS, FOUNDED IN THE 1990S, CONSISTS OF OVER A HUNDRED RAËLIAN WOMEN WHO CALL FOR FEMININITY AND REFINEMENT FOR ALL OF HUMANITY. THE INITIATION RITES INCLUDE DECLARING AN OATH OR MAKING A CONTRACT IN WHICH ONE AGREES TO BECOME DEFENDER OF THE RAËLIAN IDEOLOGY AND ITS FOUNDER RAËL. THE ORDER OF ANGELS HAS ITS OWN HIERARCHY OF "ROSE ANGELS" AND "WHITE ANGELS" WHICH, AS OF 2003, ARE SIX AND 160 WOMEN, RESPECTIVELY. AFTER THE CLONAID HUMAN CLONING CLAIM MADE THE HEADLINES, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WROTE THAT MEMBERS OF THE ORDER NOT ONLY PROVIDED SEXUAL PLEASURE FOR RAËL, BUT ALSO HELPED DONATE EGGS FOR EFFORTS TOWARDS HUMAN CLONING.

- WIKIPEDIA

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