Hartlepool MP to act on Jehovah’s Witness concerns from former church member
Leah Remini’s Next Project to Tackle Jehovah’s Witnesses
According to sources, Remini will produce a special for A&E that focuses on Jehovah’s Witnesses, to air during a break following season three of the Emmy-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The religion, while based on biblical teachings, has come under fire for some practices such as ousting or shunning members who have dissenting views, refusing to participate in politics or government, not celebrating birthdays or Christmas, and for multiple predictions of armageddon that have, obviously, yet to pan out. Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses and Shunning Contributed to a Triple Murder-Suicide
In this case, that involves learning more about the factors that led to the tragedy, including depression, stress, and — of course — the Jehovah’s Witnesses and their controversial practice of “disfellowshipping” former members and separating them from everyone still practicing the faith.
These factors combined, police believe, led Stuart to cave to despair on a February weekday when she fatally shot her son, daughter and husband.Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Are Having Their Homes Raided
Law enforcement officials in Birobidzhan, Russia, a small town close to the border with China, raided 20 homes belonging to Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to members of the religious organization.
The raids were conducted by around 150 police officers, who nicknamed their operation “Judgement Day,”Continue reading →
How shunned Jehovah’s Witness mom killed her entire family
According to police records and interviews with family, friends and neighbors, Stuart battled many problems, including depression, ostracism from the Jehovah Witness church, and mental scars stemming from alleged sexual abuse as a child.
These factors combined, police believe, led Stuart to cave to despair on a February weekday when she fatally shot her son, daughter and husband — using pillows to suppress the sound — before shooting herself between the eyes.Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witness helped rescue teenager sold for sex
The Jehovah’s Witness met Kasmeer Lata’s daughter while she was knocking on doors in the teenager’s neighbourhood.
RNZ understands the pair formed a friendship and attended church together before the offending happened.
After the teenager was forced to have sex about 1000 times for money over a 18-month period, she reconnected with the Jehovah’s Witness and began telling her what had happened.Continue reading →
Shots fired into Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
A Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses was sprayed with gunfire early Tuesday morning and investigators with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office hopes the public can help them track down the shooters.
This latest incident comes after a series of other incidents that have hit Jehovah’s Witness Halls in the county. The shooting happened in the 15000 block of Vail Road in Yelm. Investigators were on scene for most of the day Tuesday. Authorities say it does not appear to be a random shooting.
Man accused of murders, bombings was fuelled by feud with ex-wife
Mr McKay said a Jehovah’s Witness church hall was bombed in 1985 killing minister Graham Wykes and injuring several churchgoers.
The court heard members of the church had helped Mr Warwick’s ex-wife move to northern New South Wales. Mr McKay said blood found on the floor of a Jehovah’s Witness hall at Casula in Sydney’s west matched that of Leonard John Warwick.Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witness whose entire family was murdered says his dead children are going to a ‘new system’
‘I had nearly tears in my eyes from laughing so much. I’ve got an awesome, powerful, strong family. They get their strength from Jehovah, and so do I. You might think that is a load of c*** but a lot of my strength is from him, too.
‘It might sound weird, but the kids went to sleep and now they are nothing. But to them they are already in a new system. We’re just lagging a bit behind here, they are already there. By the time we get there it will all be the same, it is like a time-period difference.’ Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ legal battles in Western Pennsylvania laid groundwork for religious freedoms
The Witnesses are credited with winning at least 30 major cases involving religious liberty issues since 1938. As recently as 2002, the Supreme Court, in Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of N.Y. Inc. v. Village of Stratton (Ohio), reaffirmed 8-1 its finding in Murdock that permit requirements for religious door-to-door canvassing violate the First Amendment. Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witness elders covered up sex abuse of children from York County
that makes the recent Philadelphia Inquirer story alleging that Jehovah’s Witness elders have repeatedly covered up sexual abuse of members’ children, shunned members and victims who raised complaints of child abuse and have impeded police investigations into abuse allegations even more shocking. Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Arlington viciously attacked by dog
A dog attacked a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses missionaries in Arlington, sending four people to hospitals including a 76-year-old woman who suffered severe bites and lost a large amount of blood.Continue reading →
Why are there more and more Jehovah’s Witnesses in the middle of Newcastle city
And the reason for the recent increase is simply due to a change in tactics.
For years, members have gone door-to-door to spread the word about the faith.
But now members are heading into the city to try and reach out to more people.Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Have Property Seized
The Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group lost control over a $31.8 million real estate complex in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday after the city’s court upheld a lower court’s decision that the property should be seized by the government.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses had appealed the lower court’s decision to confiscate the sprawling administrative complex, arguing that one of the group’s U.S. corporations is the legal owner.
“The original ruling by the Sestroretskiy District Court in December 2017 ignored evidence that the Witnesses’ office is owned by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (WTPA), a nonprofit corporation based in the United States,” the organization said in a statement.
Jehovah’s Witnesses under fire for not talking as sexual abuse claims rise
Inside the ‘Soho House of sex clubs’
A former Jehovah’s Witness is running an exclusive New York swingers party that is only open to ‘hot millennials with a social media presence’.
Saynt, of the Bronx, was raised in a Jehovah’s Witness household and his parents had no idea about his sex club business until reading an article about him earlier this year. He said he went to church every Sunday, went to Bible study for 10 hours a week and would door-knock every morning before school. Continue reading →
Russia’s Crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses Begins With a Foreigner
On Monday, after being held in a pre-trial detention center for 11 months, the proceedings, which his lawyers say could last up to three months, finally began. Fighting charges of extremism, Christensen faces up to 10 years in prison. Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Created a “Recipe for Child Abuse”
Adding to the recent string of ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses speaking out against the worst practices of their former faith is a front-page article by David Gambacorta in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer all about how the organization shut down investigations into child abuse. Continue reading →
Jehovah’s Witnesses, an insular culture and archaic rules have created a “recipe for child abuse.”
When Haugh and his wife, Jennifer, told the elders who oversaw their congregation about this October 2005 incident, they were greeted with muted concern. Then came the threats. “We were told on more than one occasion that if we told other parents about this, we would be disciplined,” Haugh, 41, said during a recent interview.Continue reading →
Package delivered to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in ‘unusual manner.
Authorities blocked off roads surrounding the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 3300 block of Weir Avenue Monday afternoon after someone called to report a suspicious package. Authorities also evacuated a nearby home. The San Antonio Fire Department, San Antonio Police Department’s bomb squad and ATF were called to the scene to investigate the suspicious package.