Twelve Tribes follows teachings in the Old and New Testaments as God's direct word. The US-founded sect believes in spanking children if disobedient. Denying abuse, the group explained the use of a small reed-like rod was intended to inflict pain rather than damage.
More than 100 officers were involved in the operation to remove the children, who have been placed temporarily with foster families.
At first reflection, this action seems cruel. When authorities remove children from their parents en masse, there are often far-reaching, unpleasant consequences.
Lately, I've noticed how out of control some children seem to be in public places. Back in the 60s when I raised my children, I handed out love in abundance, but let my children see my disapproval of bad behavior with 'no' accompanied by a quick tap to the behind. Nowadays in the UK, teachers as well as parents are prevented by law from chastising their children. I fail to see how the youngsters will ever care enough to grasp the guidelines without discipline. However, delving deeper into the Twelve Tribes way of life gave me quite a shock.
#Source from a website to help parents. http://www.twelvetribes-ex.com/
The life of the typical Twelve Tribes member is very simple. Women’s dresses and “sus” pants are hand-made and most other clothes are purchased at thrift stores. The community grows much of its organic food. Upon joining, members give up all their possessions and do not own worldly treasures such as TV’s, radios, jewelry or expensive cars etc.
Exposed to a cacophony of contradictions which assault their conscience, community members must work long hours (16-18 hours a day) for no pay. Women usually stay at home and the men do not regard them as sources of wisdom or knowledge. Children probably experience the worst plight, with many forced to endure thrashings that leave them black, blue, and sometimes bleeding from the back of their neck to the soles of their feet.
The outside world rarely sees the scars and welts left on the back sides of these poor abused children because the sect teaches that doctors and hospitals are evil. #