Did shunning from Jehovah’s Witnesses drive mom to murder-suicide?

Did shunning from Jehovah’s Witnesses drive mom to murder-suicide?

When someone leaves the religion, a drastic shunning takes place: No one inside the religion, even parents, are allowed to speak to the departed again, according to Taylor and several other former Jehovah’s Witnesses who talked to the Free Press.

This is not the first incident of a Jehovah’s Witness being drawn to murder and suicide.

• In 2001, the shame of being thrown out of the Jehovah’s Witnesses drove former Michigan resident Christian Longo to kill his wife and three young children in Oregon. Authorities said his financial troubles triggered his expulsion from the religious group, which then triggered the killings.

• In 2014, a family of four was found dead in their South Carolina home in a murder-suicide carried out by the father, who was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. All four were shot in the head. Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of assaulting children lose appeal against permanence order

Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of assaulting children lose appeal against permanence order.

A married couple who challenged a sheriff’s decision to grant a permanence order in respect of their youngest of four children following their conviction for assaulting her three older siblings have had their appeal rejected.

The appellant’s claimed that the sheriff erred in his assessment of the evidence and in his application of the law to the facts of the case, but Sheriff Appeal Court dismissed the appeal as “devoid of merit”.

Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis, sitting with Sheriff Principal Duncan Murray and Appeal Sheriff William Holligan, heard that the appellants CE and EE, a Nigerian couple who practice the Jehovah’s Witness faith, were seeking to challenge an order made after a proof following an application by the respondents Glasgow City Council under section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 in relation to their 11-year-old daughter, who had been in the Scottish care system since 2009.

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Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Kills Family, Then Herself, Possibly Due to Church Shunning

Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Kills Family, Then Herself, Possibly Due to Church Shunning

FOX 2: “Would you blame religion?

“Yes absolutely, 100 percent,” Taylor said.

Police aren’t releasing a motive, but Joyce says it has everything to do with the family being shunned by the Jehovah’s Witness Church that they belonged to for decades.

“They suffered the harsh consequences that every Jehovah’s Witness faces when they choose to leave the religion,”

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Jehovah’s Witnesses shunning drove Keego Harbor mom to murder-suicide

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses shunning drove Keego Harbor mom to murder-suicide

Last week, Stuart shot and killed her husband and two adult children, and then killed herself. Police found the bodies Friday morning while responding to a call from a concerned relative.

Taylor barged into a Kingdom Hall meeting in Union Lake over the weekend, stood on a chair and lambasted the gathering.

“Excuse me everyone, My name is Joyce Taylor … Two days ago, four people died as a result of your shunning process,”  Taylor said, while batting away members and yelling at them. “Five years ago you people pulled your support from this small family, the only support they had was you people. You turned them away and you shunned them.”Continue reading →

See man’s reaction to husband who let pregnant wife, unborn baby die over blood transfusion

See man’s reaction to husband who let pregnant wife, unborn baby die over blood transfusion

The husband reportedly told the doctor that they had been informed of the situation at a previous hospital but he had refused to sign the documents because they were Jehovah’s witness and it would be a sin. Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witness sexual abuse suspect arrested in Clackamas Co.

Jehovah’s Witness sexual abuse suspect arrested in Clackamas Co.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeshua Drake, 43, on sexual abuse charges on Tuesday.

Deputies said Drake’s charges stem from incidents that happened over twenty years ago between 1991 and 1993 when he and the victim were both Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Sandy congregation. Continue reading →

These Jehovah’s Witness 2018 “Be Courageous” Propaganda Videos Are Disturbing

These Jehovah’s Witness 2018 “Be Courageous” Propaganda Videos Are Disturbing

The 2018 “Be Courageous” convention program hasn’t even been released on JW. org yet, but months before the first events are due to start we already have reason to expect similarly jaw-dropping material thanks to an unprecedented leak of unfinished convention video files

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How religion can limit medical treatment

How religion can limit medical treatment

Just be firmly resolved not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the flesh. – Deuteronomy 12:23
That’s just one of several Old and New Testament scriptures used by Jehovah’s Witnesses to explain why their religion refuses to accept blood transfusions.

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Satan Wants You to Be Gay and Masturbate

Satan Wants You to Be Gay and Masturbate

 

The door-knocking Christian sect known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses would like to talk to you about masturbation (namely, how to avoid it), and they’ve sent creepy “Governing Body helpers” Ralph Walls and Gary Breaux to talk to you about it in a slow, measured and homophobic way. This Jehovah’s Witness masturbation video is both hilarious and sadly real. Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Warning People Not to Masturbate

Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Warning People Not to Masturbate

Imagine two older men telling you what’s wrong with fantasizing — and what’s wrong with gay people — in more depth than you’d expect from a religious leader, and you get a sense of what these videos were attempting to do. (Though you have to wonder what the hell was going on in JW circles that they felt these videos were necessary…)

Those men, by the way, are Governing Body helpers Ralph Walls and Gary Breaux. Evans said “the videos perfectly illustrate the extent to which Witness sex lives are policed, and give a glimpse of the religion’s growing paranoia about homosexuality.”

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Former Long Beach teacher sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting 13-year-old boy

Former Long Beach teacher sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting 13-year-old boy

A former Long Beach teacher and Jehovah’s Witness church elder was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday for sexually assaulting one of his students who also served in his congregation in Cypress, authorities said.

Jason Morris Gorski, 44, of Fort Mill, S.C. pleaded guilty in November to two counts of lewd acts with a minor under 14 for molesting a 13-year-old boy in Buena Park in 2007-2008, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to the crimes, Gorski worked for about four years as a school teacher at the now-shuttered Southwestern Longview Private School in Long Beach, where the victim was one of his students, prosecutors said. Gorski at the time of the crimes was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Cypress, which the victim also attended.Continue reading →

Woman attacked three Jehovah’s Witnesses with HAMMER after they called at house

Woman attacked three Jehovah’s Witnesses with HAMMER after they called at house

A woman faces jail after launching a vicious hammer attack on three Jehovah’s Witnesses when they knocked on her front door. Kerry Mitchell picked up a hammer and took swings at the Jehovah’s Witnesses, hitting one in the face and another on the shoulder, after they knocked on her door in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Sevenoaks Magistrates Court heard this week how the 44-year-old ‘lost it’ when she opened to the door to find the three believers standing outside.Continue reading →

This bizarre anti-masturbation video can’t be real

This bizarre anti-masturbation video can’t be real

This is such a creepy video that at first I thought it had to be a parody. But no, the cuts in this strange Jehovah Witness anti-masturbation training video are apparently real, leaked from Watchtower, the JW religious magazine. This video is edited by Lloyd Evans, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness writer and activist, from two induction videos, one for women and one for men, meant for “bethelites,” or JW workers.Continue reading →

Peter Andre Reportedly Dropped Outta Religion So He Could Root Heaps

Peter Andre Reportedly Dropped Outta Religion So He Could Root Heaps

And I know this, specifically because on the Gold Coast, all those years back, there was a boy and his little outlet was to dress up like Michael Jackson and do the dances. And he was an amazing dancer, and an amazing singer.

Now, back then we knew him as Brother Peter, but you may know him as Peter Andre. A man, then, to whom all girls were mysterious. And I bumped into him in the loo of a studio where he was filming a music video, and I was doing something else. It was a unisex loo, and I bumped into him, and I said ‘Oh my God, Peter, I haven’t seen you since the Gold Coast!’ Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Target of Religious Discrimination Laws in Kazakhstan

Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Target of Religious Discrimination Laws in Kazakhstan

One particular point that was mentioned is the continued state of religious persecution in Kazakhstan. As WRN has reported, Jevohahs Witnesses have been the subject of a targeted campaign by the Kazkstani government using laws that are supposedly designed to stop religious extremism. At least 22 people have been convicted of “inciting religious discord.”

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Safe and durable surgery option for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Safe and durable surgery option for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Two years ago Mary Kurtz suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease making daily activities unbearable. “I would wake up with terrible terrible pain in the chest area, it wasn’t a heart attack, I knew that, but it took my breath away,” said Kurtz.  Typically a surgeon could perform an open surgery by making a long incision in the abdomen to prevent acid reflux. However this wasn’t an option for Kurtz.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses to settle sex-abuse case

Jehovah’s Witnesses to settle sex-abuse case

A lawsuit is now settled between a former victim of sexual abuse and Jehovah’s Witnesses. According to the court’s website, the case is under a “conditional settlement.” The terms and conditions of the settlement are not public.

José Lopez filed the lawsuit back in 2012, nearly 20 years after church elder Gonzalo Campos molested him and several other young children who were members of the Linda Vista congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Leaked Docs Show Jehovah’s Witnesses Mishandling Child Sex Abuse Cases

Leaked Docs Show Jehovah’s Witnesses Mishandling Child Sex Abuse Cases

We wrote in November that the Jehovah’s Witnesses were refusing to hand over internal documents related to a child sexual assault in a California court case, but it seems someone took the liberty of releasing at least some of them without the consent of the religion’s leaders.
The founder of MormonLeaks, apparently realizing that other religions also try to hide harmful details from the public, started “FaithLeaks” to further expose corruption among all religious groups. Yesterday, that organization published dozens of pages of documents outlining the Witnesses’ response to child sex assault allegations, and it wasn’t pretty.

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