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Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Cult of Isolation and Fear

The following article was first published in August 2017 at  medium.com/@r.m.weisgerber and was brought to our attention some time ago. We wanted to share it with our readers because it describes the experiences and feelings of growing up in a JW family from a child’s point of view – even though that child is now […]

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California: Sex Abuse Victims Support Accountability

The Sacramento Bee reported on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, that “A procession of sexual assault victims urged the California State Senate to pass a law requiring priests and other religious leaders to report child abuse, ending a legal exemption that allows them to keep information confidential if they learn it during confessions.”

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A&E TV Presents New Series on Cults

An A&E TV program about cults (including Jehovah’s Witnesses) that Barbara will be on, will air this coming Tuesday, May 29th (2018) at 10 PM EST. Don’t forget to watch and please share the information.

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“Barbara Uncensored” – Not Your Typical Biography

During the first week of May 2018, Amazon.com released a new book by and about our own Barbara Anderson and the tasks she has taken on for nearly 25 years. Barbara Anderson Uncensored: Eyewitness to Deceit is unique when compared to earlier books and autobiographies considered to be in the “ex-Jehovah’s Witness” or “apostate” book […]

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Identifying “Spiritual Abuse”

Within organized religious institutions, the manipulation and pressure over “performance” issues perpetuated by people in positions of authority are common, but not easily recognizable. The effects should be characterized as “spiritual abuse” initiated from a misuse of power and influence by leaders who lack humility and integrity – and who also consider themselves above questioning. […]