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  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • Apostasy Trial - Undercover spycam part 1 [Jehovah's Witnesses' Watchtower Judicial Committee]

    04/16/2015 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies ^ | April 12, 2015 | JWStruggle
    As many of you that visit this channel know, the Jehovah's Witness religion does not allow people to have freedom of thought and belief. If a person changes their viewpoint and questions the JW hierarchy and leadership then they will be sanctioned. If a member adopts an "unacceptable" opinion or conviction and dares to speak of it, then the local religious leaders (called Elders) will come after them, using an iron fist in a velvet glove to bring them back in line. If that fails, then they will cut the person off and ostracize them before everyone, announcing them from...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses video slammed for threatening kids with death for not paying attention in church

    02/16/2015 2:14:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Lee Moran
    The clip, meant to stress the importance of paying attention in church and meetings, has been criticized for insinuating that not fully focusing during such gatherings can result in dying, even connecting the concept to the story of Noah’s Ark. has not yet responded to the backlash. A Jehovah's Witness promotional cartoon has been slammed for appearing to threaten children who don't pay attention in church with death. Viewers have dubbed the controversial animated clip, posted to YouTube by, as "stupid," "dumb" and "mind control." It begins with two youngsters attending a service with their parents. A little...
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • Which Versus Did the NIV Delete

    Which Bible verses did the NIV delete? WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes.. here is but an example but there is over 40 IN ALL!!! The NIV also is a collaberator with the JWB or Jehovah's Witness "Bible". Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? KJV: "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." Matthew 18:11 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the...
  • Will Company's Owned By Jehovahs Witnesses Have To Include Blood Transfusions In EBP's? (Hobby Lobby

    07/10/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    7/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Will they have to cover something like this under the Employee Benefit Program if that employee wasn't a JW, or could they say that they now have a religious exemption, too? I wonder what other can of worms the recent SCOTUS ruling will open up...
  • Jehovah's Witness prediction spurs evangelism

    04/16/2014 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of Jehovah's Witnesses' prediction that history would end in 1914 presents an opportunity for leading members of the group to faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, a Southern Baptist expert on Christian sects and cults said. Christians' "first task" in sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses is helping them "put [their official publications] away and then deal with the Bible alone," Robert Stewart, professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. "What we need is evidence -- evidence that the Watchtower Society [Jehovah's Witnesses' central organization] has...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Witnesses of Jehovah

    12/16/2013 8:17:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Catholic Apologetics Online ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Witnesses of Jehovah 1351. Are the Witnesses of Jehovah an offshoot of the Russellites? They are rather a continuation of the Russellites. The present leader of the Witnesses of Jehovah, who calls himself Judge Rutherford, is but the successor of Pastor Charles T. Russell, who founded the movement.1352. Russell was a pious, devout Christian, and a faithful follower of Christ. Pastor Russell was born in America in 1852. He was first a Congregationalist, then dabbled in Seventh Day Adventism, and finally set up for himself as a prophet announcing the Second Coming of Christ. His piety was not true...
  • Cops: Jehovah's Witnesses Faced Bullet Barrage

    10/02/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 1, 2013
    Incensed that two Jehovah's Witnesses approached him in the front yard of his home, an Arkansas man allegedly had his wife retrieve his 9mm handgun from the residence and then fired 19 rounds at the pair’s vehicle, police report. John Baldwin, 35, was arrested for felony aggravated assault following the incident Saturday afternoon outside his Centerton home.
  • Jehovah Witnesses dispel myths, discuss religion at Lyndhurst Kingdom Hall

    07/11/2013 7:52:18 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 43 replies
    North ^ | July 11, 2013 | KELLY NICHOLAIDES
    Jehovah Witnesses have long been frowned upon regarding their approach. Their mission is the study of the Bible to gain enlightenment and to spread the word of the Bible or the "good news." They also teach of a Armageddon, which they claim is nearer than most think. The religion is fairly new compared to others and is based on Bible teachings of Charles Taze Russell who formed a Bible study group in 1870 and later founded the Bible Student movement comprised of "witnesses." It is based on intense study of their own version of the Bible called the New World...
  • Child Abuse and The Watchtower

    07/08/2013 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies
    AAWA ^ | June 27, 2013 | Paul Grundy
    Jehovah’s Witnesses have received global media attention for their child protection policies, which put children at risk and serve to protect pedophiles. It has been estimated that Watchtower policies are responsible for thousands of children being harmed. To protect these policies, and the image of the organization, Watchtower has been forced to pay out vast sums of money in settlements. When a child reports a case of abuse, the correct response would be to report the accusation to the proper, trained authorities for them to investigate as a matter of urgency. However, the Watchtower instructs elders to handle such accusations...
  • "Jehovah's Witnesses' Untold Story of Resistance to Nazis"

    04/25/2013 2:16:56 PM PDT · by count-your-change · 119 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 19961-10-6 | Joel P. Engardio,
    "Unlike Jews and others targeted by the Nazis, the Witnesses were prisoners of conscience. They could have bought freedom by signing a declaration card that renounced their faith and pledged allegiance to Hitler. Few took the offer. Most stayed, and many died. Why Hitler bothered to single out such a minor group - and the tenacity with which the Witnesses resisted him - is what makes their story significant, says Michael Berenbaum, director of the Research Institute at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington. "The Jehovah's Witnesses were literally the only martyrs of the Holocaust," Mr. Berenbaum says."
  • Does it make a difference 'which' Jesus we believe in? [Vanity of comparing the 'christs']

    03/15/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Colofornian | March 15, 2013 | Colofornian
    As Easter approaches, think of this question: Does it make a difference which Jesus you believe in? The "Jesus" of the Marharishi of Transcendental Meditation is a Jesus who never suffered -- at odds with the cross. The "Jesus" of Guru Maharaj Ji supposedly merged with Krishna, Ram and Buddha -- at odds with the uniqueness of Jesus. The only difference between the Moonie "jesus" and the rest of us, said, Sun Myung Moon, is that Jesus had no original sin nature. The "Jesus" of Christian Science think of themselves as "Christian," yet they don't believe Jesus is God. The...
  • A good friend is considering joining the Jehovah's Witnesses. What should he worry about?

    01/31/2013 8:44:30 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 143 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 1/31/2013 | Me
    When I come by my friends house they are always there. They are polite to me but act like I'm interfering. Anyone here associated with them or been to their church? Thanks.
  • "Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on 1 Cor. 1:18-25)

    03/31/2012 5:28:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?” (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” “On the foal of a donkey”: I thought about that phrase, and then I thought about the fact that this is April 1, and so I considered doing a sermon on “April Foal’s Day” . . . and then I decided against it. But this is April Fools’ Day,...
  • Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Protestant Religion?

    12/02/2011 9:56:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 110 replies · 1+ views
    watchtower ^ | 2009 | watchtower
    they differ from Protestant religions in many significant ways. In fact, The Encyclopedia of Religion refers to Jehovah’s Witnesses as being “distinctive.” Consider three ways in which they are different. First, although Protestant faiths reject certain features of Catholic worship, Reformation leaders retained certain Catholic dogmas, such as belief in the Trinity, hellfire, and the immortality of the human soul. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, believe that those doctrines not only contradict the Bible but also promote a distorted view of God.—See Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity. Second, the religion that Jehovah’s Witnesses advocate is, not one of negative protest, but one...

    10/23/2011 2:11:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    PatrickMadrid ^ | October 14, 2011 | Patrick Madrid
    What would happen if a pair of Mormon missionaries showed up on the doorstep of a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness? This humorous but insightful fictional dialogue is what it might sound like. Elder Hawkins grinned as he approached the door. He and Sister Sarah had placed the Book of Mormon in four homes already this morning, and it wasn’t yet noon. He rang the doorbell and stepped back. A tall, balding man wearing a large smile opened the door. Elder Hawkins saw the Watchtower magazine in the man’s hand and his grin vanished.(By David Washburn, This Rock Magazine, 1992)“Come in, come...
  • A Mirror for Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses

    10/24/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2011 | Dan Delzell
    It is amazing how easily we as human beings can lose our objectivity. We become lost in our own little world. It is like looking in a mirror which reflects an inaccurate image of reality. What we see in the mirror is not a true reflection of our condition before God. It is almost like someone has cast a spell over us. We need to look in a different mirror in order to break the spell. We need a mirror that will help us to see ourselves correctly and in a new light. This is what can happen for a...
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses in Crisis: Anxiety and disillusionment sets in as 2014 approaches

    06/24/2011 3:11:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    God Discussion ^ | June 24, 2011 | johnthomas didymus
    Raymond Franz, former leader of JW and author of Crisis of Conscience The teaching of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that Armageddon will come before the "generation of 1914" passes away is causing increased anxiety among Jehovah's Witnesses as 2014 approaches and there are still no clear signs of how and when Jehovah will bring an end to this evil "system of things."According to the teaching that the Jehovah's Witnesses have held for decades, people who were alive in 1914, when Jesus began "invisible rule" in heaven (an event marked by the outbreak of the first world war), will...
  • Defend the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity! [Catholic caucus]

    06/20/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 8 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 6/19/11 | Mary Kochan
    Every time we make the sign of the Cross we make an invocation of the Holy Trinity: "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Those who grew up as Catholics, or in other religious communities with an orthodox understanding of this Triune nature of God, may take this doctrine for granted and not comprehend the extent to which it has historically been assaulted and still is attacked today. In many cases those who attack the doctrine do so without ever really understanding what the Church teaches about it to begin with –...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses face gunfire at 'Catholic home' in Monroe County, authorities say

    04/30/2011 9:40:21 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    Lehigh Valley Live ^ | May 1, 2011 | Rudy Miller
    Rhonda Kalapach believes Jehovah's Witnesses have no place on her property. When two of them came to her door, the 60-year-old Monroe County woman asked them to leave. Her husband saw the women from across the street and yelled at them, but they didn’t go. That’s when her husband, William George Kalapach, came into the home and got his rifle. The women were walking to the car where three other people were waiting, when Kalapach said they weren’t moving fast enough, police said. Police said he fired four shots into the ground about 11 a.m. Saturday near the car with...
  • Can it Be

    04/24/2011 6:34:14 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 61 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/24/11 | Mary Kochan--Catholic Lane
    This is my 17th Easter. For the first 38 years of my life I did not celebrate Easter because I was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a pseudo- Christian group with a very strange economy of salvation. It is not easy to describe life in a cult like Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is very dark. Even their light is darkness. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity, so they do not believe in the deity of Christ. They believe that Jesus was Michael the Archangel before he came to earth, and that after he was resurrected, he went back to being...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses and the Trinity

    06/02/2009 4:23:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 82 replies · 1,167+ views
    Jehovah's Witnesses and the Trinity The doctrine of the Holy Trinity has been consistently misunderstood, probably more than any other teaching of the Bible. Frequently investigation into the doctrine of the Trinity has been dismissed from serious discussion or study by invoking the time-worn assertions - "It's a great mystery" or "This is incomprehensible" - thus discouraging many from investigating the scriptural basis of the doctrine. Due principally to this attitude as well as certain complex aspects of the Trinity doctrine itself, there has been a revival of anti-Trinitarian heresies during the past one hundred and fifty years, and they...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses: 'End is near' ["It's imminent. It's at hand"]

    05/26/2009 7:23:51 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 84 replies · 3,150+ views
    WPTV ^ | 5/26/2009 | Eric Glasser
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- If you feel like the world has been crumbling down around you lately, the Jehovah's Witnesses say - you're right. It is. In fact, beginning this weekend, they'll be holding a series of public lectures entitled "How to survive the end of the world". "It's imminent. It's at hand," says local Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Travis Telfair. Local Witnesses will be holding 14 consecutive 'conventions', as they call them, at their convention center on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard - formerly the West Palm Beach Auditorium. They hold such gatherings each year, but this year's theme is,...
  • Jehovah’s visitors [dropping in on a Jehovah’s Witnesses church service]

    04/23/2009 10:05:32 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies · 1,400+ views
    Metro Spirit ^ | 4/22/2009 | ANGEL CLEARY
    AUGUSTA, GA - I grew up thinking the Jehovah’s Witnesses were a cult. In eighth grade, at the Christian school I attended, I took a world religions class. I thought it would open a window and shed light into the unknown. Turns out, the class was just closed-minded and dogmatic indoctrination. As a result, I spent the next 10 years wary of anyone who knocked on my front door, as though they would lure me with winning smiles only to brainwash me into believing bizarre, unholy practices. Luckily, life experience changes superstitious prejudices. A couple of Jehovah’s Witness friends in...
  • Knock Knock: [Jehovah's] Witnesses coming to your door in the next three weeks

    06/18/2007 8:34:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 441+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 06/17/2007 | Stephanie Innes
    If you live in Southern Arizona — whether it's in an apartment, trailer, house or ranch — you should expect a knock during the next three weeks. It doesn't matter whether you rent or own, whether you are in Oro Valley or Sahuarita, or whether your house is high on a hill surrounded by a wall and a mile from the road. It doesn't matter whether you are in a gated community or a retirement home. The Jehovah's Witnesses are pledging to personally deliver you an invitation to their regional convention in July. On Friday, Tucson-area Jehovah's Witnesses began a...
  • What do you guys think of Jehovah's Witnesses?

    09/28/2010 5:51:19 AM PDT · by ForAmerica · 181 replies · 1+ views
    What do you guys think of Jehovah's Witnesses? I talk to them all the time, I don't think that they will comment because they are not allowed to discuss politics.
  • Russia: Jehovah’s Witness gets two years in prison for possession of “extremist literature”

    09/23/2010 10:44:52 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    Spero News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Asia News
    Moscow (AsiaNews/F18) – Alexander Kalistratov, chairman of the Gorno-altaisk chapter of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, was convicted for possession of “extremist” literature, and given a two-year prison sentence. The sentence is final, and Kalistratov’s only recourse is the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) where his lawyer filed on appeal arguing that his conviction was religiously motivated. The original charges were laid after it was determined that he possessed copies of Jehovah’s Witnesses publications like Watchtower and Awake, whose opinions, according to the court, were “extremist” even if solely religious in nature. For this reason, local experts told the Forum 18...
  • How Jehovah's Witnesses helped kill Prop 8 (Mormons helped pass, Jehovahs helped kill)

    08/06/2010 8:12:54 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 39 replies
    A Moral Outrage ^ | 8-6-10 | Joel P. Engardio
    Mormons took a lot of abuse for helping pass Proposition 8 in California, where 52% of voters banned the right of gay couples to marry in 2008. But will anyone thank Jehovah’s Witnesses for their role in getting the law declared unconstitutional? One of the biggest outcries over Prop 8 was that the fundamental rights of a minority group could be taken away by popular vote — which isn’t supposed to happen in America, land of the free. Vaughn Walker, the federal judge who struck down Prop 8 this week, boldly said it “was premised on the belief that same-sex...
  • Talking to Jehovah's Witnesses

    11/08/2009 1:46:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies · 1,291+ views
    This Rock via CERC ^ | July/August 2001 | JASON EVERT
    Talking to Jehovah's WitnessesJASON EVERTIf you open your home to the Witnesses, that is more than most people do. Know that your charity and willingness to share your faith will leave a mark on the hearts and minds of Jehovah's Witnesses. Hi. We're making visits in the neighborhood. Did you see on the news that bombing that happened in the Middle East? Wouldn't it be great if we could live in a world without war? If you've ever opened your door to find a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses, odds are you've heard a question such as this. This query...
  • The Power of Patience

    10/21/2009 4:49:57 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies · 418+ views
    Handguns ^ | 21 oct 09 | Don Kates
    In the 1920s and 1930s, Jehovah's Witnesses were viewed by many with the same horror and loathing gun owners receive today. So the 1920s and 1930s saw widespread state and local legislation against Jehovah's Witnesses, and though the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and religion, it took 30 to 40 years of careful litigation--patiently piling up precedents to achieve the overthrow of those laws by the Supreme Court. The relevance of the Witnesses' experience to gun owners is that it will take at least that many years of patient, careful litigation to remove the morass of senseless anti-gun...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses get set for annual convention

    06/14/2009 9:36:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 21 replies · 603+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | June 13, 2009 | David Yonke
    Dennis McConner climbs the front steps of a well-kept home on Holgate Avenue in Maumee and knocks on the door. SNIP Mr. McConner, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., smiles warmly and says, "Good morning sir, how are you?" "Just fine. Can I help you?" the homeowner asks, polite but hurried. "Yes, my name is Dennis McConner. I'm stopping by this morning leaving invitations to you and your neighbors to attend a convention we're having at the SeaGate Centre and to answer this question: 'How can I survive the end of the world?'•" SNIP Leading up to the first weekend of meetings,...
  • Jehovah Winesses bring apocalyptic topic to West Palm Beach

    05/26/2009 11:02:29 AM PDT · by robert561 · 51 replies · 1,392+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 24, 2009 | Andrew Abramson
    WEST PALM BEACH — It's the start of the Jehovah Witnesses' convention season, and this year they'll be preparing for the end of the world. Starting Friday, the Witnesses will host 14 consecutive weeks of conventions at the Christian Convention Center on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. This year's theme, "Keep on the Watch!" is designed to discuss world events and how they relate to the Bible's prophecy of the apocalypse. While all conventions are open to the public, the Witnesses are specifically inviting the public to a discussion with the provocative title, "How to Survive the End of the World,"...
  • Fighting the curse of the face-eating tumour

    12/05/2007 8:35:17 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2007 | Matthew Moore
    A Jehovah's Witness who for decades refused all surgery on his horrific facial disfigurement has been given hope by a British doctor and new medical technology. Unwilling to accept a blood transfusion, Jose Mestre has allowed the bloody tumour that first appeared on his lip in adolescence to obliterate almost all of his face. Jose Mestre aged 14, when his tumour was still small (left), and as he is now Now 15 inches long and weighing 12 pounds, it has blinded him in one eye and made eating a daily ordeal. As it begins to block his airways, doctors fear...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Settle 9 Lawsuits Over Men who Sexually Abused Children

    11/22/2007 8:57:57 AM PST · by hawkaw · 5 replies · 808+ views
    NBC ^ | November 21, 2007 | Lisa Myers
    Frederick McLean is one of the most-wanted fugitives in the United States, charged with 17 counts of child sexual abuse in California. Law enforcement sources say that when a victim’s family confronted McLean in 2004, he allegedly confessed. But before he could be arrested, McLean fled. Snip His role in the church also became a matter of legal controversy. Last year, some victims’ families filed suit against the Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleging that both McLean’s local congregation and the church’s national headquarters, the Watchtower Society, “knew, or should have known, that Frederick McLean was a pedophile.” Snip The Jehovah's Witnesses recently...
  • Why Do We Call It "The Passion?"

    03/26/2007 12:54:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,158+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Schwehm
    I grew up among Jehovah's Witnesses and we never referred to Jesus' death as the "Lord's Passion."  I can remember hearing the parents of my Christian friends talk about attending a "Passion Play" in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and wondering what kind of play they were describing.  I soon realized they were talking about a play that re-enacted the death of Jesus Christ and I wondered how such a terrible event could possibly be referred to as "The Passion".  It was a Legal TransactionJehovah's Witnesses (JWs) viewed Jesus' death as a "ransom" that was paid for us.  It was mostly a...
  • Sister Joining Jehova's Witnesses-Should I be Worried?

    09/18/2006 1:23:37 PM PDT · by agooga · 132 replies · 1,871+ views
    My sister is 43 years old, lives in a very small town about 1,000 miles away in our home town. We have relatives in the town as well. She has a 4 year old son (no father) and has fallen for a man there who is a JW. They are seriously talking of marriage and she seems to be well on the road to adopting his religion. We were raised Catholic, but she hasn't set foot in a church in years, as far as I know. I know little to nothing of JW, other than the usual bad rap it...
  • From Jehovah's Witness to Hollywood actress

    09/12/2006 11:47:19 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 9 replies · 1,757+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 09/11/2006 | Tim Townsend
    ... And then there's Dever's upbringing in the Jehovah's Witness church. ... The actress has created a new life outside the church's strict system of beliefs, "and she's making it work for her," [film director Matthew Van Vlack] said. Dever has transformed herself from a sheltered St. Charles [MO] teenager forbidden from celebrating her birthday or attending prom into the celluloid star of horror flicks such as "Sasquatch Hunters" and "Mangler Reborn."... Conflicting feelings as a youth The Jehovah's Witnesses, which began as a small Bible study group near Pittsburgh in 1872, has more than 6.5 million Witnesses around the...
  • opinions wanted..Jehovah Witnessess teaching at nursing home.

    01/03/2006 6:06:56 PM PST · by ccwoman · 38 replies · 618+ views
    1/3/06 | ccwoman
    Nursing Homes in Iowa allow Jehovah witnessess to come and read "bible stories" to the residents and leave as much of their literature as they desire. The homes DO NOT tell family members that their love ones are being influenced in this way.
  • Woman in doghouse over Jehovah's Witness sign

    07/28/2006 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 120 replies · 3,967+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/28/2006
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman has been ordered by police to take down a sign on her garden gate which read "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses." Janet Grove, who owns a terrier puppy called Rabbit, insisted the sign was a gentle joke to discourage callers at her front door. Her late husband put the sign up more than 30 years ago when members of the church called at their house on Christmas Day. But police were forced to act after receiving a complaint. "We were informed by a member of the public who found the sign to...
  • Subliminal Images In Watchtower Art?

    10/09/2005 10:54:20 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 46 replies · 9,459+ views ^ | 2005.10.10 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    As a hobby, I have spent many years collecting art and publications from various esoteric sources -- End Times tracts, religious pamphlets, Communist propaganda, survivalist manuals, nuclear war stuff -- which I collectively refer to as Nut Lit and Nut Art. (I guess the technical term is Ephemera, but let's face it -- the best stuff comes from people and groups who could be accurately described as "nuts".) Most of these I enjoy out of mere historical or artistic interest. Over the years, however, a select few of my Nut Lit finds have provided the Tingle -- that creepy and...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses learn Arabic in outreach to Muslims (Michigan)

    12/12/2004 3:14:35 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 38 replies · 1,925+ views
    WOOD ^ | 12/12/2004
    DEARBORN, Mich. - Some Dearborn area Jehovah's Witnesses have been learning Arabic as part of an effort to convert Muslims.Jehovah's Witnesses say 30 to 40 people affiliated with Kingdom Hall have learned Arabic, and they make trips into Arab-American neighborhoods on at least a monthly basis.Similiar activity is occuring in New York, California and in other areas where there is a substantial Arab and Muslim population.Eide Alawan is a Muslim activist affiliated with the Islamic Center of America. She says that this sort of thing is happening more and more, especially since September Eleventh.Detroit and the suburb of Dearborn are...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses not Learning from Catholics - Child Abuse Victims Punished by JW Policy

    11/24/2004 7:56:32 AM PST · by hawkaw · 69 replies · 1,704+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | November 22, 2004 | A. Timmins
    Church faces abuse complaints Jehovah's Witness policy: Address issues internally By ANNMARIE TIMMINS Monitor staff November 22. 2004 8:15AM When Sara Poission suspected her husband was abusing their daughters 20 years ago, she took her fears to the leaders of her Jehovah's Witness congregation in Wilton. Poisson regrets deeply that she followed the advice she says she received: Pray more, be a better wife and keep quiet. "I was a puppet," said Poisson, now of Claremont. "It was 'God says you are a screw-up, so fix yourself and it will stop.'" The church never reported Poisson's former husband, Paul Berry,...
  • Rock star Prince goes door to door for Jehovah's Witnesses

    04/14/2004 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies · 3,972+ views
    FROM SEX GOD TO DOORSTEP BIBLE BASHER Apr 10 2004 LOVE GIVES POP LEGEND A NEW PURPLE PATCH By Nick Webster ON the quiet suburban streets of Minneapolis, he cuts a remarkable figure. Dressed in a tailor-made suit and trademark stack heels, he steps lightly out of his purring limo and, surrounded by four bodyguards, approaches the modest picket-fenced homes. And to each astonished resident opening their doors to the peculiar group, multi-millionaire superstar Prince quietly asks: "Would you like to talk about Jesus?" Welcome to the new world of the man who once outraged a nation with the song...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Hold Sex Abuse Caucus

    03/27/2004 12:34:11 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 151+ views
    Times Leader/AP ^ | 3/27/2004 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Present and former Jehovah's Witnesses who claim they were sexually abused by congregation leaders gathered in their first national caucus Saturday, sharing grievances about the religion's handling of abuse complaints and discussing legal strategy. William Bowen, former leader of a Kentucky congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, said Saturday that more than 6,000 alleged sexual abuse victims have contacted a group he founded in 2001 to express "outrage at being silenced by the bad institutional policies" of the faith. The religion's procedures "can decimate the lives of the innocent and empower predators to get away with the crime of...
  • Moscow bans Jehovah's Witnesses

    03/27/2004 4:33:49 AM PST · by TonyBanks · 108 replies · 442+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 3/26/04 | BBC
    Moscow bans Jehovah's Witnesses A Russian court has barred Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the capital, Moscow. The court ruled that group's practices broke up families, encouraged suicide and threatened its members' health by not allowing blood transfusions. Lawyers for the group said the ruling was a step back for democracy and was reminiscent of Soviet rule. They said they would appeal the verdict both in Russia and to the European Court of Human Rights. "Religious minorities are often a litmus test for where a society is going... this is an ominous signal," the group's lawyer, John Burns, said. In...
  • Suit accuses church [Jehovah's Witnesses] official of abuse

    02/20/2004 10:31:34 AM PST · by hawkaw · 1 replies · 344+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | February 19, 2004 | STEVE HART
    4 say Jehovah's Witness church hid crime; man a convicted child molester February 19, 2004 By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Four former members of the Jehovah's Witnesses have filed a lawsuit in Superior Court, contending they were sexually abused by a church official in Sonoma County during the 1980s and the church covered up the crime. The lawsuit names two Sonoma County congregations of the Jehovah's Witnesses and Donald L. Glew, a former church member who was convicted in 1989 of four counts of child molestation. Glew, now 52, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. According to the...
  • Suspect admits killings, says he's Antichrist

    12/06/2003 1:08:54 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 13 replies · 328+ views
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 06 December 2003 | Kristen Moczynski
    DELAND -- Proclaiming to be the anti-Christ, a 28-year-old man confessed to killing three Jehovah's Witnesses in their West Volusia home and was charged with their murders Friday. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said Javier Orlando Carrasquillo's mother told investigators her son had made a "pact with the devil" to sacrifice human life. Since then, Leida Rivera has been in a safe house awaiting her son's arrest. The Sanford man, who often lived on the streets, told investigators he suffered from schizophrenia, according to sheriff's reports. He said his only reason for killing the family of three -- fellow Jehovah's...
  • CBS Evening News to Report on Jehovah's Witnesses Child Abuse Sex Scandal Tonight (April 29, 2003)

    04/29/2003 5:44:22 AM PDT · by hawkaw · 53 replies · 1,121+ views
    Silentlambs, Inc. ^ | April 29, 2003 | hawkaw
    PRESS RELEASE Contact: William H. Bowen: KY 270-527-5350, cell Heidi Meyer: MN Sex Scandal in Jehovah’s Witnesses to Air on CBS EVENING NEWS, Tuesday, April 29, 2003 (usually 6:30 pm)* Support Group Founder Interviewed Along with Abuse Survivors While sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has dominated national headlines, Jehovah’s Witnesses are being exposed for an international policy on child molestation. A Kentucky man who founded a support group ( for men and women victimized by Jehovah Witness leaders will be interviewed by Jane Clayson of CBS. Former Jehovah's Witness elder William H. Bowen has participated in ten documentaries worldwide...
  • The Authorized Version part 1

    03/03/2003 3:57:16 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 295+ views
    CHRISTIAN CRITICS In this chapter we will be looking at some of the most common misrepresentations of the Authorized Version. Many of these misrepresentations are unintentional. Most of the comments against the Authorized Version are, in fact, simply repetitions of what the commontator heard from the pulpit, read in a book, or learned in a classroom.