It’s a dreadful lapse. Over a hundred MPs have been conned, suckered and deceived by rich lobbyists.
Below are some tweets by a fresh contributor Suzie Best. She has eloquently exposed the truth behind the carefully constructed spin produced by the Exclusive Brethren.
It has been claimed that the EB have spent close to £500,000 in legal and other fees to overturn the Charity Commission’s decision to deny them Charity Status. As member of the committee that oversees the work of the Commission, I accept absolutely the reason for saying that cults that are ‘exclusive’ deny themselves a hand-out from the rest of society.
EB are so neurotically ‘exclusive’ they forbid living in semi-detached houses and are iffy about having drains linked to other property. Because of my membership of the committee I have been stalked by EB on dozens of occasions. My view has not changed but other MPs have been a pushover for EB’s blandishments.
Soon a number of former EB zealots will address a meeting in the Commons. They will tell a story of a cult that has split families and sets barriers between themselves and other churches. No doubt following the instruction of their P.R. people and a friendly M.P. they have started to call themselves "Christian” brethren and they have begun to do ostentatious charity work.
The chorus of former EB members who bitterly resent the sect have found their voices. They have a persuasive message to deliver soon in Parliament.
Have enjoyed much fellowship with Jewish Israelis recently, a pleasure to have them in my home & celebrate our mutual belief in God together
Hope no-one else is sucked in by new Exclusive Brethren website claims; they still refuse to accept my fellowship as a born-again Christian
What constitutes public benefit in UK Charity Case is very interesting. Big fuss made by non-complying Exclusive Brethren cult is misleading
Growing up, hardly a week went by when someone wasn't excommunicated by the Exclusive Brethren cult for not following their unwritten rules
Among evidence sent to the Select Committee was this:-
(a) http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/brethren-bid-to-cover-up-sex- assaults-on-girls/2006/12/29/1166895479254.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2
(d) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1bfx5POilY (e) www.guardian.co.uk › Life & style › Family (f) www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10643666
(g) www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/10/03/quebec-brethren- custody-battle.html
There are also two very insightful books written about them – “Behind Closed Doors” by Ngaire Thomas “Behind the Exclusive Brethren” by Michael Bachelard
In 2009, David Tchappat’s book ‘Breakout: My Escape from the Exclusive Brethren’ was published. The following is part of the description of that book from Peebs.Net:
"The book is really in two parts. There is the harrowing story of life under the strict Exclusive Brethren regime and then the often shocking story of a young man desperate to try and find something or someone to hold onto in the outside world following his rebellion-fueled escape. Written in an easy-to-read style, most ex- members will recognize the difficulties of attempting to understand and integrate into a society that Exclusive Brethren members are taught is evil and doomed for hell.”
To avoid being linked with this and other publicity, it appears they have changed their name, as if to disassociate themselves from the name Exclusive Brethren. However, please be assured, this group is one and the same. Their own website was www.theexclusivebrethren.com, but has now undergone a brand name change. Don't be fooled. They are still the Exclusive Brethren.