WWOOFers Comments & experiences

WWOOFers in France (link here to translated article) We did some woofing in a “community” . After a warm welcome by the charismatic leader, we gradually realized that it was a real cult. All people have Hebrew names, beard (for men!) A scarf (for women) and a diadem on their heads. The first days were…

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A Cafe with a Cult Following

Source: A medium corporation Tracy Ratledge journalist/ singer-songwriter/ world traveler Nov 10, 2015 In broad daylight, a local sheriff is cuffing a hoodlum in a non-descript white t-shirt and pants hanging low enough to allow his forest green plaid boxers to take center stage. It’s just another Friday afternoon in Downtown Vista. Middle school mini-bikers…

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D.A. declines to file charges in religious group ‘brainwashing’ case

Source: LA Times 15 June 2015 By TONY PERRY The San Diego County district attorney’s office announced Monday it has decided not to file charges against three people arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a relative from the Twelve Tribes Community/Church in Vista, CND FOX AT 9:04 AM JUNE 16, 2015 The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, on…

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We were trying to rescue our loved one from a cult, family tells cops

Source: ABC 10 News, 6 and 7 June 2015 Download:We were trying to rescue our loved one from a cult   City News Service , 10News Digital Team 2:53 AM, Jun 6, 2015 2:13 PM, Jun 7, 2015 Three people who claimed they were trying to rescue a relative from being “brainwashed” by a religious group…

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Three held after man taken from Twelve Tribes religious commune in San Diego area

source: Orange county register  Download: Three held after man taken from Twelve Tribes religious commune in San Diego areaJune 6, 2015 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VISTA – Three people from Puerto Rico were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a relative from a religious commune in Southern California, authorities said Saturday. Friday night’s arrests came after a…

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Yellow Deli People: Mellow believers or cult of opportunists? (+responses)

Source: San Diego Reader.com                                                     Turning back the clock 2000 years is no easy task   By Dorian Hargrove, Jan. 2, 2013  Images by Howie Rosen      Where members of the Twelve Tribes want to go, they don’t need roads. Not only are roads unneeded, there is no need for cars or personal possessions. All…

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FBI arrests father for taking his son

Canadian lived with religious group in SC Santa Cruz County Sentinel/February 4, 1994 By Steve Perez Santa Cruz–A Canadian man suspected of taking his son from the child’s mother and bringing him to a religious community was arrested by federal agents Thursday morning at one of the group’s homes in Santa Cruz. His 11-year-old son…

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