Inside the controversial ‘Twelve Tribes’ commune: Man who spent 18 years trapped in a ‘surrendered’ state opens up about how he escaped the secretive religious sect

Source: Daily Mail Or Mathias claims he was subjected to years of physical and psychological abuse Mr Mathias said his 18 years in the sect have left him permanently traumatised The now 26-year-old alleges child abuse is rampant within the communities Original member Andrew McLeod previously said there is no child abuse present By Brittany Chain…

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Secretive Twelve Tribes religious sect ‘cashing in on charity status’

Source: Daily Telegraph Gillian McNally, The Sunday Telegraph September 7, 2019 9:00pm From the outside, they look like hippies selling wholesome food, preaching peace, communal living and an old-fashioned way of life. But inside, former members of the Twelve Tribes say it’s a work camp that takes advantage of members’ volunteer labour while claiming religious…

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Or Mathias breaks 18-year silence on life inside Twelve Tribes sect He spent 18 years as a member of a secretive NSW sect — his earliest memory being beaten 15 times a day with a bamboo stick. Or Mathias lifts the lid on what really happens to members

… INTERACTIVE: INSIDE THE SECT Source: Daily Telegraph Sect accused of using ‘slave labour’ to run cafes ‘I’m not coming back’: Mum’s brave escape Or Mathias’s earliest memory of growing up in the Twelve Tribes is being beaten 15 times on the buttocks with a bamboo stick. He wasn’t allowed to be comforted by his…

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Into darkness

Source: Southern Poverty Law Center Inside an American white supremacist cult. From the “God Hates Fags” vitriol of the Westboro Baptist Church to the white supremacist and homophobic totalitarianism of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the violent neo-Nazi advocates of “racial holy war” in the Creativity Movement, examples of hate…

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Samie Brosseau

“My worst day as a free soul is far better than my best day in captivity.” Samie Brosseau runs Liberation Point, a charitable organization that helps people who come out of cults integrate into society: Here are the links to articles and videos about Samantha  (Samie) Brosseau, from more recent to older June 2018: A&E…

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Letter to Twelve Tribes members

I have a letter for you and I hope you read it all the way to the end…. I first wrote this 12 years ago while I was in Meadow Haven with Bob and Judy Pardon as a resident in the only long term residential exit counseling program for cult victims in the world. http://meadowhaven.org/…

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State finds ‘multiple’ child labor law violations at Twelve Tribes Farm

Source: TimesUnion Inside Edition first exposed potential child workers at Cambridge cosmetics factory By Larry Rulison Updated 7:23 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 CAMBRIDGE — The state Labor Department found multiple violations of state child labor laws at the Common Sense Farm in Washington County after visiting the Twelve Tribes commune on Monday following an “Inside…

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