Members Escaping Twelve Tribes fund
A handful of ex-members and I have created a site and we are going to try and help those members inside the cult to be able to leave. Twelve Tribes is what is called a "common purse" community where they share "all things in common" which means you don't own anything, you don't get a salary but all your basic needs are met. Barely. If that. Also that means when you leave you have nothing. You might get $100 and a bus ticket but by that time you have already alienated all of your friends and family because you have told them that they are going to hell because they haven't joined the Twelve Tribes and the Twelve Tribes are the Holy and the only ones going to heaven! Members are worked 12 to 16 hours a day, 6 days a week sometimes 7. Modern medicine is shunned. Dentistry is frivolous. Children are switched with rods on their bare buttocks all day till they are blue.
They lose many of their young men because they get out into the "world" when they are working on construction crews. Most of these boys can build a house from the dirt up by the time they are 18. I mean all of it. Cement, framing, plumbing, electric, widows, roofing, everything! They have dreams of tools and trucks! So they have marketable skills and can get a job anywhere if they leave. The girls are sheltered from the world and all they can do are domestics. So they try to get these kids married and pregnant by 19. Harder to escape. We know for a fact that there are many there that want to leave but can't because they have no where to go and no way to get there...
All this can be learned at our site. http://question12tribes.com/
There are other sites too. http://twelvetribes-ex.org/
and http://yattt.blogspot.com/ . A friend of mine in Ithaca knew of them and didn't want them moving into his town... http://iottc.blogspot.com/. The professionals call them a cult. http://www.neirr.org/mcconclu.html http://www.apologeticsindex.org/2702-twelve-tribes
If you read this checklist you could check evey box off for the Twelve Tribes. They could be the poster child for cults. http://csj.org/infoserv_cult101/checklis.htm
If you listen to the Twelve Tribes elders they will say we are all just bitter, disgruntled ex members but we are past that phase. We are just wanting to help our friends leave and to educate others so that they can make an educated decision if they are considering in giving up everything and joining them. now you may have heard of the FLDS Lost Boys and other "cults" that have left their respective groups that had ALL KINDS OF HELP! Even organizations created and houses built for them! We are only trying to raise enough to get these folks transportation, trip food money, a few days in motels while we try and find ex-members to put them up. Now remember when we ex-members come out, we have NO work history, No credit, nothing! So it takes a long time for us to get back on our feet and assimilate back into the "real world". Yes I am beseeching ex-members and I know they will give what they can but I truly hope I reach you folks that can afford to help. I know it's tight everywhere but just a few dollars from a lot of folks would do the trick!
The funny thing is that I was going to do this a few weeks ago and another friend of mine who actually built the website http://question12tribes.com/ suggested we start an emergency fund just in case but now we HAVE that emergency! The Go Fund me site gives you hints on how to write a good spiel and tells you to say how soon you need the funds. Actually as of today, we need them now. WE have a couple that has been kicked out of the cult. They call it "sent away". Yes they do that. If you question any of their teachings and don't repent for not accepting their way, your gone. You must have "total capitulation". I hate to have to have come here this was with such urgency but there it is.
So please if you can find it in your heart, to help us help others escape a life of slavery. Mental, physical and spiritual.
God Bless and we all thank you so much! From those of us who are out and from those of who will be able to leave with your help... :)
PS please share this with your Facebook friends and email this link https://www.gofundme.com/TwelveTribesEscapeFund
to anyone you think may be interested in helping us...
Thank you!!! :)
This whole website is just ridicule, "If that. Also that means when you leave you have nothing. You might get $100 and a bus ticket but by that time you have already alienated all of your friends and family because you have told them that they are going to hell because they haven't joined the Twelve Tribes and the Twelve Tribes are the Holy and the only ones going to heaven! Members are worked 12 to 16 hours a day, 6 days a week sometimes 7. Modern medicine is shunned. Dentistry is frivolous. Children are switched with rods on their bare buttocks all day till they are blue." This is just not true, possible that the owner of this account is very offended because he did not understand the gospel. None of this is true.
OK Juan what is the gospel? Why don't you respond and tell us?By the way what about the teaching that Martin Luther King Jr. that is was good he was assassinated?!Why because blacks wanted equal rights and did not want to be treated like second class citizens?Obviously you are not black.And what about Abraham Lincoln being an evil man?That's ridiculous!He is considered to be one of our country's greatest presidents.Was he perfect no but who is?I want to see if you will have the guts to respond or are you afraid of Spriggs and his blind followers?No Christian church of today not perfect but the One we serve is perfect.Twelve Tribes certainly not perfect far from it but they like to think so.
Juan Perez it is very apparent that you were never a member because if you had been you would have experienced all of those things. Todd your spot on. The TT feels like there are "works" left to be done and that Jesus was a liar when he said "It is finished".
What is the gospel?Scripture says nothing about joining the Twelve Tribes or your not following the gospel.The gospel is believing in the death,burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.No that is not the name of a demon which is what they say.That's ridiculous!When I asked God to save me I did not pray to a demon.
This is great that you are doing this! This is the only way for them to feel strong enough to leave.