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Coronavirus Warning Goes Out to Kingdom Halls

The Watchtower has quietly notified Kingdom Halls throughout the United States to take special precautions and preventive steps to reduce their members’ exposure to the dreaded and fast-moving Coronavirus epidemic spreading throughout the United States. On March 7, 2020, Mike and Kim released a video that quotes the most recent Watchtower “elders letter” that instructs […]

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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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Ron Reed: Why I Left the Watchtower

GETTING A CHILDREN BOOK FROM THE JUDGE, THEN ON TO BETHEL AND THE CIRCUIT WORK: One of my earliest memories is going to the St. Louis assembly in 1941 with my mother and grandmother and getting a copy of the book, Children, from Judge Rutherford. Then on December 7, 1941, I remember being at the […]

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Setting the Record Straight: The Atlantic “Secret Database” Article

Sometimes you have to speak up and speak out when you come across a news article or a TV program that gets everything wrong. What follows is a case of an article whose author not only got the story wrong but just about everything else connected to the story was messed up – including where […]

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California’s Governor Signs Childhood Abuse Lawsuit Extension

GOOD NEWS!!! California’s Governor Gavin Newsom announced on October 13, 2019 that he signed AB 218 into law. Soon California’s childhood sexual assault survivors will have a three-year window from Jan. 1, 2020 until Dec. 31, 2022, for the revival of past claims to file lawsuits that might have expired due to the statute of […]

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JW Police Dispatcher / Elder Negotiates Plea in Sex Abuse Case

On September 20, 2019, the Fresno Bee reported that a 45-year-old Fresno, California Jehovah’s Witness pleaded “no contest” on Friday to charges he sexually assaulted a young girl from his church who was only 17 years old. The man was identified as Martin Phillip Ramos. An additional surprise was reported in the article: The accused […]

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California Governor Newsom: Sign AB 218 !!!

Please spread the word to child abuse survivors in California that AB 218 will be sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his signature according to the bill’s history.  It is hard to believe that it passed the State Senate and then was quickly sent to the Assembly. 

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California Court upholds $4 Million Sex Abuse Judgment Against Watchtower

Legal Newsline reported that a California appeals court affirmed a $4 million judgment against the nation’s governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The ruling was in favor of a woman who claimed she was molested as a child by an elder. In its 44-page opinion issued December 10, 2018, the California 4th District Court of Appeal, […]