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Barb and Joe Anderson

Barbara and Joe (2016)

Barbara AndersonBarbara Anderson was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1954 through 1997. She worked at Watchtower’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, from 1982 to 1992 where during her last four years there, she researched the movement’s official history (published in 1993) and did research as well as wrote a number of articles for their Awake! magazine. While working in the organization’s Writing Department, Barbara discovered that the Watchtower organization covered up child sexual molestation committed by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rather than becoming discouraged over this discovery, she became a champion for change. Eventually this issue caused her to exit the religion and become an outspoken critic of Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse policies which she did extensive research on. Link to The Discoveries of Barbara Anderson . . .

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Jon Atack's "Opening Minds"The goal of Watchtower Documents (WTD) is, and always has been, to provide factual articles and documents that expose the harmful religious practices and policies of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their legal entity, the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society. 

In conjunction with those objectives, I believe that Open Minds Foundation, a charitable organization, merits your attention and support for endeavoring to make the world aware of the dangers of “undue influence.”

Why should this website give special attention to that particular organization?

Specifically, because we know that Jehovah’s Witness leaders unduly influence their members’ minds by using illogical and incorrectly deduced theological positions that they claim comes to them from “holy scripture.” This process often results in tragic consequences for many Jehovah’s Witnesses and their families.

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I am convinced that valuable information like that provided by the Open Minds Foundation’s website can help educate people to more effectively recognize and thwart Jehovah’s Witnesses’ harmful mind (psychological) manipulation techniques.

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 LATEST NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

Coping with Shunning

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By Barbara Anderson
When my husband and I left the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), we, like countless others, lost family members and friends because of the Witnesses shunning doctrine. Each of us has a story to tell as to why we left. Some of us have stories that are similar; others far different. . .

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Joe Anderson’s Interview with “Randy M”

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On August 27, 2016 Joe Anderson was interviewed by “Randy M” on Rick Fearon’s “Watchtower Behind Closed Doors” SOUNDCLOUD channel. Joe is, of course, Barbara Anderson’s spouse and best friend – enjoying a very close and loving relationship for many years. Joe shares many experiences as …

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Why Did JWs Ignore Prince’s Drug Addictions?

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After Prince’s death, George Cook (an elder at the Kingdom Hall where Prince attended JW meetings) was reported to have said the church does not have a problem with Prince’s reported addiction to prescription drugs because “that’s a personal matter.” “Brother” Cook made this statement after …

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