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 Twelve Tribes

Thursday August 5, 2010
Seventh-day AdventismTwelve Tribes:
cults When Lynn’s son Bryce went to the annual Harvest Crusade, a Christian music and evangelism event, she had no way of knowing he would be lured into a cultic group known as the Twelve Tribes.

As Lynn discovered to her dismay, behind the quaint “freepapers” and homespun clothing is a religious system marked by exclusivism, racism, manipulation, and the spiritual domination of a man who calls himself “Yoneq.”

Seventh-day Adventists are among the other groups that chase down Crusade attendees.

Monday January 18, 2010
Twelve Tribes:
Twelve Tribes Theologically the Twelve Tribes religious movement is a cult of Christianity, but sociologically cult experts see some cult-like problems as well.

Among other things critics have drawn attention to the group’s recruitment practices, its strict rules and the lack of wages paid to members.

Wednesday August 6, 2008
Twelve Tribes:
Twelve Tribes The practices of messianic Christian sect The Twelve Tribes continue to divide opinion in the Blue Mountains, Australia, with an ex-member and a potential new member throwing another log into the fire of debate.

Winmalee resident Matthew Klein, is sounding another warning to Mountains residents to recognise the Twelve Tribes as a potentially destructive cult.

Friday June 6, 2008
FLDSPolygamyTwelve Tribes:
“It’s very apparent from these two cases that at least two courts are looking for specific, direct information regarding each family unit,” said Washington attorney John Easton, who in 1984 was the Vermont attorney general and involved in the decision to launch the Island Pond raid. “To remove a child from a family is a high burden. The courts are going to be looking for a substantial amount of proof” of abuse.

Monday March 24, 2008
Twelve Tribes:
The general manager of the Royal Easter Show said he would not be surprised if a cafe run at the event by a Christian sect was inspected by the state’s workplace watchdog after revelations its workers were not being paid.

Sunday March 23, 2008
Twelve Tribes:
It is the Twelve Tribes’ attitude towards children that has proved most controversial. Harsh discipline is one of the group’s central tenets, as detailed in its 267-page Child Training Manual, copies of which have been handed out to parents at Picton. Written by Spriggs, the manual codifies when, why and how to hit children, saying “you must make it hurt enough to produce the desired result” and that “stripes or marks from loving discipline show love by the parent”.

Twelve Tribes:
The Common Ground cafe is one of several businesses owned and operated by the Community Apostolic Order, also known as the Twelve Tribes, a messianic Christian sect accused by former members of harsh child discipline which in some cases could amount to child abuse, family break-up and thought control.

Thursday February 28, 2008
Twelve Tribes:
The Twelve Tribes, theologically a cult of Christianity, supports itself in part by running restaurants.

Monday July 16, 2007
Twelve Tribes:
A look at the Twelve Tribes — an intentional community considered to be, theologically, a cult of Christianity.

Friday June 29, 2007
Twelve Tribes:
They pool their finances, home-school their children — whom they sometimes discipline with small reeds — and have been accused in other parts of the country of being a cult and breaking child labor laws. But in western Loudoun County, their neighbors wouldn’t trade them for the world.

Wednesday June 20, 2007
Twelve Tribes:
The Twelve Tribes — theologically a cult of Christianity — runs a series of popular cafes.

Monday April 23, 2007
CultsTwelve Tribes:
The beginning the rest of Matthew Klein’s life began one crisp morning in October 2001, on a street corner in a red light district of Winnipeg, Canada. That was the day he got thrown out of The Twelve Tribes, a fundamentalist Christian cult with about 3000 members worldwide.

Friday October 13, 2006
Twelve Tribes:
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a former Vermont woman must pay child support despite her religious beliefs.

Tuesday September 5, 2006
Twelve Tribes:
A group of fundamentalist Christians in Bavaria has won a long battle for the right to privately teach their children -- without sex ed and lessons on evolution. Bavarian officials are calling it an "emergency solution."

Sunday July 23, 2006
Twelve Tribes:
The Twelve Tribes was started in 1973 as one of several communal groups sprung from the so-called Jesus Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. But, while other groups have long since disbanded, the Twelve Tribes has endured for more than 30 years.

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