In addition to experimenting with my own discussion board, "Common Ground Cafe", I thought it would be helpful to create some links to discussions that are/have already taken place between, ex-members, current members, potential members, TT sympathizers and other interesting people. Many people are still trying to heal from years of abuse under coercive authoritarian religious groups such as the Twelve Tribes. Many question their belief in God and are searching for answers. You will gleam valuable information about how life is truly lived within the Twelve Tribes communities. Sit back with a cup of java and investigate what members, sympathizers and ex-members have to say and if you like, join in the discussion.
- Marriage within the Twelve Tribes (archive version)- This discussion explores the challenges of being married and living within the TT. There is discussion around the TT's practice of separating husbands and wives upon entry into the community and when there is dissent by either spouse towards the community. In these cases, the TT encourages the spouse within the community to remarry. Marriage within the Twelve Tribes (new version continued)
Homeschooling and Children's Use of their Imagination - This discussion explores the method the TT use to educate their children. Also discussed is the teaching that children are not allowed to use their imagination to "Fantasize" (pretend).
The Twelve Tribe's Apostle of God Yoneq - This discussion explores the claims of Elbert Eugene Spriggs and his origin from an offshoot of a Christian church to the self proclaimed return of Elijah. Is he telling the truth or just delusional?
- Sexual Abuse in the TT Part I - This was a discussion that took place a number of years ago. Given the anonymity of online bloggers it is impossible to validate the reality of claims that are made. Although real names are given of known members and leaders within the group which give the conversations som backing. FACTNET did not reveal IP addresses at this time and there was a large amount of anonymous posters. There seemed to be a great deal of interaction from members within the TT at this time. Notice the reaction and attitudes (spirit) of those claiming to be within the TT.
- Sexual Abuse in the TT Part II - This is the second thread on this topic. Some news articles document actual cases of alleged abuse and how the TT responded. Additionally a number of personal stories are shared by ex-members. Very disturbing information and interaction of TT members on the discussion board.
Disclaimer - The thoughts and opinions of the online posters within these discussion threads do not necessarily represent the views of YATT and its contributors.
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