The Ugly Truth Behind Real-Life Cults (inc. 12 T.)

Source: VANITY FAIR,The Path Fact-Checked: The Ugly Truth Behind Real-Life Cults The new Hulu drama premieres on Wednesday. by Julie Miller March 30, 2016 5:55 pm When Jessica Goldberg first sat down to create The Path—the hour-long Hulu drama about family members in a fictional cult—she focused first on the core marital couple, played by…

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This Woman Was Raised By a Notorious Cult. Here’s How She Finally Got Away.

Source: Project Literacy-March 2016 by Kirstin Kelley 15 March 2016 This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter R for “radicalization.”  For many of us, cults are…

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Twelve Tribes Communities. A warning [from a fellow traveler]

Source: Reddit.com From Vagabond, posted on 25 of January 2016 So mainly in the northeast but also in Tennessee, Georgia, and even Europe there’s this group they call themselves the 12 tribes. They are really really (like freakishly) nice to travelers, and recruit them for the communities. Basically they invited you back to the compound,…

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My accidental sleep over with a cult

Source: Appalachiantrails.com Cynthia Stewart August 3, 2015 I docked my canoe at Watermelon Campground at last. I had just paddled about 150 miles on the Shenandoah River, which flows parallel to the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. Hikers call this aqua-blazing, as opposed to following the white blazes that mark the Appalachian…

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Is the Twelve Tribes a Cult?

Source: Goodmanson blog There are many ‘anti-cult’ sites (Rick Ross Twelve Tribes resources, Twelve Tribes-EX) that attack the Twelve Tribes for being a cult. Their claims often attack positions the Twelve Tribes takes on discipline, lifestyle and Biblical authority. I’ve had a couple people request feedback from my stay at the Twelve Tribes commune in…

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Criticisms from ex-members and relatives

Source: Wikipedia These paragraphs were written in 2015 as part of the Wikipedia entry on the Twelve Tribes. They stayed until a certain Twelve Tribes member fulfilling his role as a watchdog deleted the whole section in one go. Many are the testimonies written and verbal by ex-members and their relatives (1)(2) which can be…

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A Cult A Day: The Twelve Tribes-Nov.2015

Source: Modernnotion.com This article is part of a series called “A cult A day” which first page you will find here By Mark HayTuesday, November 10, 2015   Cult is an ominous word. Conjuring up images of glass-eyed devotees and ecstatic rituals, for most of us it’s a pejorative term used to describe unusual spirituality. But…

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Cultic Groups Stalk Harvest Crusade Attendees

Source: christiannewswire.com Contact: Amanda Huffman, Rose Publishing, 253-266-1025, media@rose-publishing.com TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 4 /Christian Newswire/ – 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. Before she knew it, Bryce abandoned his…

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