A sad echo from across the seas: “They’re still at it!”

Source:The Chronicle, Vermont, 17 September 2013 by nataliehormilla  In this Chronicle file photo, a Vermont state trooper carries a bundle of wooden rods out of a restaurant owned by the Island Pond community on June 22, 1984.   “They’re still at it!” That’s what we said when we read the astounding news that on September…

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Caning punishment in secret rooms

A few days ago, the police removed 40 children from the Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult because of child abuse. It is not known if Wolfram Kuhnigk (RTL-Reporter) provided the other reporters with covert research notes. If they drive through town, they look so friendly. A little spun perhaps, the men with long beards, women with…

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The raid revisited: Island Pond community heals wounds from 1984

Source: The Burlington (Vermont) Free Press From The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, June 18, 2000 By Nancy Bazilchuk ISLAND POND — John Dodge, 23, looked a little out of place at the Twelve Tribes church’s community gathering Saturday. An Island Pond native, he grew up calling the church members “Moonies,” threw pennies on the roofs…

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Children of sect seized in Vermont

Source: the New York Times Published: June 23, 1984 NEWPORT, Vt., June 22— About 140 state police officers and social service workers raided 20 homes near here early this morning and took into custody 112 children of the Northeast Kingdom Community Church because members had refused to answer complaints about child abuse and neglect. However,…

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