When Religious Violence Can’t Escape Exemption

Francie Diep Oct 23, 2015 A recent case of violence in a small, closed church highlights the role of religious exemptions in the American legal system… …The case brings fresh attention to the operations of small, radical churches in the United States, which are often protected by special religious exemption laws. In the September/October issue…

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The Mate Factor tea brand and cafe businesses of the Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult

October 2015 Kickshaw Today I read “Children of the Tribes” by Julia Scheeres, an article about alleged abusive practices of unpaid labor and child abuse in the Twelve Tribes cult.  This paragraph from the article caught my eye: The Tribes now has communities at 12 locations around the globe, most of them in New England,…

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