peebs.net tells the truth regarding a cult known as The Exclusive Brethren. We archive evidence, offer assistance and help trapped cult members escape.
"To end sectarianism, the Brethren began by making a new sect, and that sect, of all sects, the most sectarian."
- John Duncan (1860) [ref]
"I believe this is an extremist cult and sect. I also believe that it breaks up families."
- Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Aus. (2007) [ref]
The Plymouth Brethren have their origins in 1820's Dublin, Ireland. The movement spread rapidly across Europe. One of the largest early groups gathered in Plymouth, Devon, England and that was when they first began to be called Plymouth Brethren.More
Following a major rift in the late 1840's, the Plymouth Brethren split into two separate camps. The ‘Open’ Brethren remained relatively non-sectarian, but the ‘Closed’ or ‘Exclusive’ Brethren fragmented into numerous discordant tribes over the next 120 years.
The most extreme and introverted group of all are today known as the Exclusive Brethren.More
The last major rift in the Exclusive Brethren was in many ways the easiest to understand. The world leader, American James Taylor Jr. was discovered in bed with another man's wife.
Alcoholic 'Big Jim' Taylor attempted denial and forced a global division over his behavior. In a matter of days, there were only 18,000 Exclusive Brethren left. It was July, 1970.More
The Exclusive Brethren underwent dramatic change during the early 1960's once James Taylor Jr. had established himself as undisputed Universal Leader. In the decade culminating in the Aberdeen Incident and his death a few weeks later, there were unmistakable signs that the Exclusive Brethren had become a cult.
It would get worse. Much worse.More
The human cost of Exclusive Brethren teaching is horrific. Their erroneous interpretation of 'Separation from evil' has ripped families apart for decades.
The incomprehensible stress of losing family, home, job, friends and an entire social network has driven many to suicide - even murder.More
Today, the Exclusive Brethren are an international corporate network of interlinked businesses and private trusts. It is highly sophisticated and brilliantly conceived. It is all about money and leverage.
The keyword is control.More
peebs.net has been live since May 10th, 2004. The site was formed to tell the truth about the cult known as the Exclusive Brethren. In 2005, the Exclusive Brethren started a litigation campaign aimed at silencing the website.
On May 8th, 2010 Settlement was reached with the Exclusive Brethren.More
If you are a former member of the Exclusive Brethren, you have a unique opportunity to participate in a major research study.
A university-backed psychological survey aims to shed light on the impact of an Exclusive Brethren upbringing.More
Since 2004, peebs.net has amassed gigabytes of information, media and material related to the Exclusive Brethren.
In early 2010, believing that their long legal battle was coming to an end, the site owners commenced a conversion of all site content into a modern state-of-the-art web environment.
Bookmark this site and return frequently to check on progress. Follow us via our blog, our Facebook, Twitter feed and various social media routes.
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Like the tip of an iceberg, peebs.net has only ever managed to display a fraction of the information at its disposal. The following are some of those works in progress:
peebs.net Guestbook (2004 onward)
The 'Wyman Guestbook' (1997-2003)
Since 2004, members of the peebs.net community have formed an international network in 12 countries to help trapped cult members leave the Exclusive Brethren.
There are currently 144 people offering a wide range of voluntary services including shelter, counseling, friendship, financial help, jobs and the special bond that cult survivors share.
The Emergency Contact Button at the top of every peebs.net page is credited with having saved lives.
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