The Body Religious Cult Calls their Kids "Property"
Exposed: during a traffic stop religious cult member calls his kid property to WA state police.
Syran Warner has been covering The Body International for awhile now. He and other journalists want to expose what's going on there in Alaska with a Christian group who meet at members' houses only, have no official address or website. There are multiple reports of sexual abuse and family separation.
I spoke with Warner on Reddit and he is extremely pleased that people are finally becoming aware of what's going on with The Body. He was also a guest on The Cult Vault Podcast on this topic recently. Part of The Body's thing is being a souvereign citizen. You should definitely read more on that via his website. Not The Body's website, they have none.
From TheBodyIntl.com where Syran Warner reports:
The Body is a destructive cult. Marc B. is an authoritarian cult leader and we believe he’s extremely dangerous. Sometimes it’s difficult to make such a firm distinction with an unorthodox church that exists far from the eyes of the mainstream, but there’s been enough reporting conducted about the group by now that we don’t feel there’s anything ambiguous about what the church is.
The Body is an active Christian fellowship that holds its services in the homes of members belonging to the congregation. The group started as an isolated collective made up of a few families on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, but has since become an international faith organization. Despite The Body International being active and moving around the globe in recent years, they’ve remained an underground phenomenon for most of their history…
Traces of The Body can be found on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska in the towns of Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna. There has also been activity in Koloa, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Most recently, The Body made news on 5/29/22 covered by Dominick Bonny. During a routine stop by police in Washington state, the driver refered to his daughter in the back seat as "property”.
Meet 'The Body,' Okanogan County's Sovereign Citizen 'Cult' Where Children are Property by Dominick Bonny 5/27/22 Article excerpt:
Christopher Coombes refers to his daughter as '“property” while attempting to avoid arrest and the search of his vehicle.
On the evening of April 8, 2022, Okanogan Sheriff’s deputies arrested two members of a religious organization known as “The Body” near Tonasket, Washington. A six-year-old girl was recovered at the scene and taken into protective custody.
The girl’s father, Christopher Coombes, was arrested on three charges, according to journalist Syran Warner, who has been following The Body and its movements for years. Coombs was arrested for violating a writ of habeas corpus and a parental order, as well as obstruction of justice.
Coombes refused to exit the vehicle for about an hour and 45 minutes as the child hid in the back seat. He repeatedly told deputies, “I do not consent” to arrest and cited federal legal cases in which he names “14 wrongdoers” who have “conspired against me.”
Warner obtained the deputies’ bodycam video of the incident from the Okanogan Sheriff’s Office and edited it down. He posted that video to YouTube on May 17.
What are you doing with my property?” he asked as deputies led him to the backseat of a cruiser. “Before I move, I want to know what you’re doing with my property.”
At this point, the deputies are clearly still unsure what he’s referring to when he says “my property.”
One holds up a three-ring binder he had been pulling documents out of and asks: “Are you talking about this?”
“I’m talking about my daughter,” Coombes said.
“Are you referring to your daughter as property?” the deputy asked.
“Yes, I am,” Coombes said.
“Ok, well, your daughter, your daughter – who’s a human being – is being taken into protective custody per the writ of habeas corpus,” the deputy said.
Stay tuned to The Body Interntional which clearly has some explaining to do on how they treat their members.
Dominick Bonny Substack
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