The Best of The Best of KIT 1993
From January thru December,1993The KIT Newsletter, an Activity of the KIT Information Service, aProject of The Peregrine Foundation
P.O. Box 460141 / San Francisco, CA 94146-0141 / telephone: (415) 821-2090 / (415)282-2369KIT Staff U.S.: Ramon Sender, Charles Lamar, Christina Bernard, Vince Lagano,Dave Ostrom;U.K.: Joy Johnson MacDonald, Ben Cavanna, Leonard Pavitt, Joanie Pavitt Taylor.The KIT Newsletter is an open forum for fact and opinion. It encourages theexpression of all views, both from within and from outside the Bruderhof. Theopinions expressed in the letters we publish are those of the correspondents and do notnecessarily reflects those of KIT editors or staff.This collection skims the
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Naomi Baer, 12/15/92: Happy New Year to all! A wolf in sheep's clothing is still awolf. The Bruderhof is still the Bruderhof even if they dress in Hutterite garb. Myfather's grave is not even half settled and the Bruderhof, in the person of DaveMaendel (of all people) contacts my mother for MONEY! (Dave's parents and familyand my parents and family share close history). After taking my father's inheritance,savings and labor for the years he was in the B'hof, they kicked him out with 13children, a pregnant wife, no medical insurance, no job and of course no money, evenfor a month's rent. The Bruderhof has no consideration for BASIC human needs, thatis, no HUMANITY when there are philosophical differences.
The current status of the Jake Kleinsasser Vetter's removal as Elder is asfollows: Jake claims that all the accusations against him are lies, the documents backing the allegations are fabrications and forgeries, and he continues to protest hisinnocence. Jan. 8, he held a meeting with his "faithful" ministers and they decided thatthey were the real Schmiedeleut branch of the Hutterite church and the majority of theSchmiedeleut colonies who voted against him were not. Somehow about $47,000,000dollars seem to be unaccounted for.One source theorized that the reason Jake is holding on so hard to his position isthat there may well be a great deal more in the way of financial mismanagement andother shennanigans yet to be uncovered. In the meanwhile, some of the individual
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