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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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Russell and Rutherford Disagreed on the Pyramid Teaching

Russell taught that the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt was inspired by Jehovah God and used the pyramid’s measurements as a guide for much of the chronology in the Studies in the Scriptures volumes.* Rutherford credited the Pyramid to Satan the Devil calling the Pyramid “Satan’s Bible.”**

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WBBR-AM: A “Pioneering” Radio Experiment by the Watch Tower

In 1922, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society was one of the first religious organizations to enter the commercial radio broadcasting field – a technology that was still in its infancy. Shortly after going out over the air on the initial broadcast, the Watch Tower’s second president, Joseph F. Rutherford, gave one of the […]

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The FBI Wanted JW Leader Joseph Rutherford Arrested

In a memorandum dated March 28, 1941, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation strongly suggested that Joseph F. Rutherford, then president of the Watchtower Society, be closely monitored and potentially arrested “…in the event of a national emergency.” J. Edgar Hoover (the FBI Director) was very aware of Rutherford’s political positions during the […]

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Libraries at Bethel?

“I asked Barbara Anderson, by way of email, a question about the Bethel libraries, in particular, those that the writers had access. I had hoped, based on her experience and perspective, she would jump in on one of our threads where the library topic had been raised. I didn’t know until several days ago that […]

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Witnesses Ignore “Do Not Call” Lists

Residents of Halstead have had enough door knocking by Jehovah’s Witnesses in their village. Halstead in Essex, England, is a town of about 11,000 residents just a 20-minute drive northeast of London. They’ve finally spoken out and complained to authorities that Jehovah’s Witnesses have become a nuisance and nothing seems to deter them.

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Angela Montgomery – “Mommy Molester”

The child rape trial of 52-year old Angela (Von-Webb) Montgomery took place March 10-13, 2015 in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of the Honorable Judge Royce Taylor in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Six charges of “rape of a child” were filed against Montgomery in late 2012 after an eight-month-long investigation.

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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 place Tuesday, March 10-13, 2015, in the Rutherford County Circuit […]