A Special Message from Barbara

My Dear Friends, As you may be aware, for over 20 years I have been promoting changes to how organizations protect children from sexual abuse through the media and through the legislative and litigation processes. In late October 2015 I asked you to join me …

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Watchtower’s Strategies to Hide the Truth

In an article dated September 23, 2015, Trey Bundy reports what happened when one of the Watchtower Society’s Governing Body members testified during two weeks of hearings before a Royal Commission in Australia. Geoffrey Jackson, one of seven current Governing Body members, and several other …

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“Mommy Molester” Sentenced

Angela Montgomery can now be truly known and described as the “Mommy Molester.” The 52-year old Jehovah’s Witness and resident of Gresham, Oregon has, based on court testimony and a judge’s sentence, earned that rather descriptive and chilling title. The trial of Angela (Von-Webb) Montgomery took …

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UK Charity Commission Rejects JW Appeal

A charity tribunal ruled that the Charity Commission can continue its statutory inquiry into practices at the Manchester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their focus is on the Jehovah’s Witness practices regarding safeguarding of minor children at the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The inquiry …

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“Devout JW” Britain’s “Most Sadistic Mother”

Eunice Spry - Jehovah's Witness child abuser

Victoria Evans, Christopher Spry and Alloma Gilbert suffered 19 years of abuse during a campaign of terror at the hands of Eunice Spry, the woman they called “mother.” Spry was identified as being a “devout” Jehovah’s Witness.

Child Abuse in Canada

The attached PDF contains a collection of letters from an elder to the Watchtower about child abuse practices in Canada. The collection also includes the responses he received from the Watchtower’s Writing Department in New York, USA and also the Canadian Branch Office of the Watchtower …

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Bible-Based Belief Harms Children

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Child Sex Abuse Cases Bring Religion’s Practices Into Question By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter October 8, 2014 The Jehovah’s Witnesses have a silent epidemic of child abuse that was recently brought to public attention again after four alleged victims filed lawsuits …

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Meeting at Kingdom Hall Lands Man in Jail

Jehovah’s Witness Meeting Lands Man in Jail on Molestation Charges  A Leesburg, Florida, news site reported on September 4, 2014 that police arrested a 35-year-old man accused of molesting a child that he met at a local Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Hall. Clermont resident Michael Robert Paigo was also …

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2014 SNAP Conference Report

From August 1 – 3, Kerry Louderback Wood* and I attended the 2014 Annual SNAP** Conference, which was also its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration, in Chicago, Illinois. SNAP was founded in 1988 as a self-help support group for those who had been sexually violated, primarily by …

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Barbara Assists New UK-based Support Website

A UK-based Jehovah’s Witness has initiated a new website to offer support and education to Jehovah’s Witnesses, both past and present – and for those interested in their teachings and policies. As he describes its purpose, Jehovah’s Witnesses Refined (JWSREFINED.com) asks current and former JWs to open their minds …

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