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July 29, 2008

Brethren accused of kidnapping, fraud.

Australia: The Exclusive Brethren are in trouble again, as a writ is filed accusing the cult of kidnapping, fraud and a number of other crimes.

Three sisters, from India, who say they are on the run from the religious sect, allege they can link it to numerous crimes. The women also allege the Exclusive Brethren is involved in money laundering, immigration fraud in New Zealand and bribery of police and members of the judiciary in India.

We've got 3,000 pages of evidence ... and now we're going to expose this whole thing, one of the sisters told reporters in Canberra.

Exclusive Brethren accused of kidnappingThe Age, 29th July 2008.

January 14, 2008

More shorts

  • Hello Kitty Jesus tattoo. Yes, you read that right. Hello Kitty Jesus Tattoo = ScaryTokyomango, January 2008.
  • England: Another "Christian" claims it is discriminatory to expect her to do the job she's paid to do. Registrar threatens legal action against council over civil partnershipsEkklesia, 13th January 2008.
  • Australia: Politician behaves differently before and after election: The shadowy Exclusive Brethren religious sect has been guaranteed another $10 million in taxpayer funding for its school campuses, despite being branded an "extremist cult" which "breaks up families" by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd before the election. EXCLUSIVE: Labor backflip on BrethrenLiveNews, 14th January 2008.
  • Australia: A man who believed he had supernatural sexual powers killed his partner's best friend after encouraging her to sleep with him to exorcise her demons. Killer said sex would 'exorcise demons'Sydney Morning Herald, 14th January 2008 (via Red Wolf).
  • Cthulhu BalloonNeatorama, January 2008.
  • Wales: Naughty vicar story! A Church-in-Wales vicar has been questioned by Dyfed-Powys Police for offences relating to indecent images of children. Vicar arrest over indecent imagesBBC News, 14th January 2008.

November 24, 2007

Brethren Smearing the Greens in Tasmania Again

Australia: For a cult that loudly proclaims how it doesn't vote, the Exclusive Brethren seem to have extraordinary difficulty in staying the hell out of politics. Their latest bout of interference has been to send a letter to the citizens of Tasmania warning them about the evilness of Greens leader Bob Brown.

Considering their usual dabbling in politics comes in the form of smear campaigns that are either unsigned or attributed to dodgy shelf companies, this one was signed off by 51 cult members.

November 11, 2007

Cult Caught Kiddie Fiddling Again

Australia: It appears that the bampots in the Exclusive Brethren have been breeding paedophiles again. By now I expect no one will be surprised that not only was the alleged paedophile a church leader at one point and was the trustee of a private Brethren school. No doubt wangling his way into that position, one he was reportedly very active in, to get closer to his victims.

This is the third case of kiddie fiddling that's been brought to light in the past 12 months, but the cult deny any pattern of behaviour. Between paedophilia, child abuse and the destruction of families, the Exclusive Brethren is not looking like is a terribly safe place to be.

October 17, 2007

Religiously Justified Child Abuse

Australia: Exclusive Brethren sanctioned child abuse has featured quite a bit on the Prattle and, oh look, it raises its ugly head yet again.

FORMER Family Court chief justice Alastair Nicholson has accused the Exclusive Brethren church of brainwashing and abusing children by denying them access to their non-Brethren parents.

Mr Nicholson also accused it of failing to comply with court orders, of stacking Family Court rooms with supporters to intimidate opponents, of using their almost unlimited legal funds to conduct appeals no matter how hopeless, and of unacceptable comments about being above the law.

October 15, 2007

Brethren Outed for Illegally Shifting Cash

Australia: Oh dear, John Howard has finally announced an election and his bestest buddies are sprung illegally moving large sums of cash around the world to fund smear campaigns in his favour.

A former member of the Exclusive Brethren has revealed the secretive religious sect has been transferring large sums of money across the world, possibly to fund political campaigns in Australia and the US.

In recent years Brethren leaders have met with numerous Liberal ministers, including Prime Minister John Howard.

Now ABC TV's Four Corners program has revealed that tens of thousands of dollars in Brethren cash have been transferred around the world in envelopes.

October 11, 2007

Brethren Running Political Smear Campaigns Again

Australia: John Howard hasn't announced the election yet and already it looks like the bampots from the Exclusive Brethren are running their smear campaigns

A leaflet had been distributed in parts of Wentworth that warned against voting Labor or Green under the banner Keep Australia Christian.

The two parties were accused of the destruction of families through supporting gay marriage and same-sex adoption, and turning a blind eye to drugs, prostitution, pornography and immigration from non-Christian countries.

Although the leaflet contains no authorisation required for political advertising, Newhouse believed the extremist material could be the work of the Exclusive Brethren.

May 20, 2007

Brethren Caught Corrupting Local Council

Australia: There was a recent proclamation from the Brethren via their official PR wonk that they would no longer be dabbling in politics. As with all Brethren claims, that one appears to be a big steaming pile of manure too. Feòrag has pointed me in the direction of a tale about the wingnuts corrupting a local council to get their agenda sorted.

February 4, 2007

The Almost Weekly Exclusive Brethren Round Up of Stupidity

Australia: It's getting so you can't open the paper without reading yet another story of Exclusive Brethren hate-mongering and stupidity. That being the case, let's see what the wingnuts have been up to since we last looked in on them.

January 15, 2007

Court Win Against Cult

Australia: One of the recent Exclusive Brethren [Prattle archive] court battles has wound up with the Tasmanian Family Court granting access rights to the excommunicated father, which will no doubt be ignored by the cult. Interestingly enough, the judge bowed to cult lunacy and insisted that the father keep his children isolated and ignorant of reality while they're in his custody.

An excommunicated member of the Exclusive Brethren sect has been ordered by the Family Court not to expose his children to television, radio or non-members of the church in a landmark decision granting him access rights.

Despite finding Exclusive Brethren members and the mother had been abusive in denying the father access visits after the Tasmanian couple's 2003 separation, his bid for full custody was denied because it would be too traumatic for the children to be removed from the secretive Christian sect.

January 1, 2007

Christmas: The Season of Giving

Australia: Christmas is generally the season when Christian religions put on a good front in the hope that they'll keep the seasonal church-goers beyond the holiday. Not so the Exclusive Brethren, who aside from becoming Prattle regulars, have shown their Christmas spirit with an exciting display of corruption, child abuse and paedophilia.

Brethren schools seem to have the enviable ability to tap parents for extremely large sums of money, even in small country towns.

Former principals, teachers and students of the Brethren schools agree the sect is able to raise millions of dollars a year from parents at concerts and auctions, called fun days. The most recent fun day in Sydney is said to have taken $1.3 million from the city's Brethren members, many of whom run successful businesses. Raising $500,000 is commonplace ... It makes a huge amount of money, she [former Brethren member, Janie] said. Even in a little country town they could get $80,000 on a Saturday, and they probably do it three to four times a year.

July 27, 2006

PM Bends Over for Loony Fundies

Australia: The Exclusive Brethren seem to be determined to bring themselves to the attentions of The Prattle of late. This time it's in relation to them scoring favours from the PM. One can only assume this is in return for the cult doing a hatchet job on the Greens in the Tasmania elections.

March 20, 2006

Loony Fundy Group Behind Political Smear Campaign

Australia: The Exclusive Brethren, a loony fundy Christian cult, has been caught distributing false and misleading documents about the Tasmanian Greens. They're also guilty of bankrolling the half-page ads claiming that the Tasmanian Greens' progressive transgender and intersex policies would ruin our families and societies.

National Greens Leader Bob Brown says an election pamphlet bearing his photograph and being distributed statewide is full of hate.

This is a very highly cashed up campaign by people whose bigotry is miserable and divisive of families. It is in strong contrast to the Greens inclusive and family-enhancing policies, Senator Brown said.

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