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.”

Continue reading →

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.

Continue reading →

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.

Continue reading →

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.

Continue reading →

Norway Planning Board approves amended Jehovah’s Witness building design

Norway Planning Board approves amended Jehovah’s Witness building design

NORWAY — The Planning Board voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve a site-plan application for a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Greenwood Road.

The board also voted to allow Code Enforcement Officer Scott Tabb to issue a building permit for the organization, if it meets all of the town’s standards.

Continue reading →

Leaked documents suggest Jehovah’s Witnesses let accused child rapist continue as church leader for years

Leaked documents suggest Jehovah’s Witnesses let accused child rapist continue as church leader for years

Leaked documents have raised questions about how the Jehovah’s Witnesses dealt with child sex abuse allegations against a local church leader.

The trove of documents, released on Tuesday by the new whistleblower group FaithLeaks, show the Warwick, New York-based church hierarchy’s internal handling of explosive allegations.

Unredacted versions of the 69 pages of documents were viewed in advance and corroborated by Gizmodo.

In 1999, two adult women came forward to leaders in a Brimfield, Massachusetts congregation, the documents show.

Continue reading →

Serena Williams’ Mom Encouraged Her With Scripture After Emotional Struggles With Motherhood

Serena Williams’ Mom Encouraged Her With Scripture After Emotional Struggles With Motherhood

“I am Jehovah’s Witness. If you don’t believe in God — I think if you don’t believe in God, it’s going to be tough to live life because pretty much that’s the basis of life, it comes from God. And so being a Jehovah’s Witness, obviously we believe in God and the Bible. And without Him, I wouldn’t be here right now. I really thank Him for everything.”

Continue reading →

Secret Documents Reveal Sex Abuse Scandal in Jehovah’s Witnesses Church

Secret Documents Reveal Sex Abuse Scandal in Jehovah’s Witnesses Church

Thirty-three letters and internal documents, leaked Tuesday by the transparency organization FaithLeaks, expose a series of sexual abuse accusations against a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church and the efforts the church made to cover up the scandal and keep it from the “worldly court of law.” Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witness Palmer Congregation Sexual Abuse Investigation

Jehovah’s Witness Palmer Congregation Sexual Abuse Investigation

In 1999 accusations were made against a member of the Jehovah’s Witness church. The accusations were made by one of his daughters to the leaders of the Palmer Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brimfield Massachusetts.

The following files document the various correspondences that took place within the Jehovah’s Witness organization as this case unfolded and was investigated by church leaders.

The Documents span several years and they detail the accounts of the original accuser, another daughter, and a female not related to the accused that later came forward.

The documents are listed in chronological order. All names have been redacted and color coded.

Continue reading →

New documents about Jehovah’s Witnesses’ sex abuse begin to leak out

New documents about Jehovah’s Witnesses’ sex abuse begin to leak out

Most of the 33 documents are letters between local leaders and the religion’s global headquarters in New York, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. They show how the alleged perpetrator was able to attend a congregation with one of his alleged victims, in violation of a restraining order, while leaders admonished a member for reporting the violation to police. Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witnesses turn former pub into church

Jehovah’s Witnesses turn former pub into church

Hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses from across the country are flocking to St Ann’s to build a place of worship on the site of a former pub.

almost every stage of the building, from design to putting in the windows, is being done by unpaid volunteers – 450 of them in total.

Adam Byrnes, 35, of St Ann’s, a cleaning business owner who has been helping out three days a week, said: “It is absolutely amazing to see people volunteering to build our church. Continue reading →

Dozens come forward to report abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses

Dozens come forward to report abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses

Some 80 reports of sexual abuse involving the Jehovah’s Witnesses community have been made over the past month, Trouw said on Thursday. In total, 50 reports were made to the hotline set up by the Reclaimed Voices foundation, while a further 30 were received by the newspaper after it published a report on the growing scandal earlier this month. Frank Huiting, one of the foundation’s founders and himself an abuse victim, told the paper the scale of the problem is only now becoming clear. Most of the complaints have been made by people who have already left the church and this is of particular concern, Huiting said.

Continue reading →

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Property Seized by the Russian Government

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Property Seized by the Russian Government

The St. Petersburg located Kolomyazhskiy Assembly Hall owned and used by Jehovah’s Witnesses saw Russian authorities strong-arming into the property and seizing it. Government agents cordoned off the Hall and wrested control. The building was not damaged during the action. No members of Jehovah’s Witnesses were injured during this raid.

Continue reading →

8,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Did Not Vote

8,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Did Not Vote

Amid calls from the two political parties in yesterday’s runoff election for Liberians to vote, as it is one of the most critical ways that an individual can influence government decision-making, not all Liberians responded to the call. Some of those who did not respond belong to the Christian group known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, who believe that as Christians they should remain politically neutral, based on what the Holy Bible teaches about Christian neutrality in politics.  8,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Did Not Vote

The Daily Observer has reliably gathered that the more than 6,000 baptized Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country and some of their followers (those who have not been baptized, but attend services) – about 2,000 of them – did not vote in the national elections. Continue reading →

Young Jehovah’s Witness ordered to receive blood transfusion despite beliefs

Young Jehovah’s Witness ordered to receive blood transfusion despite beliefs

After being transported to Batroun Hospital suffering traumatic injuries, doctors were baffled after the girl’s parents rejected a blood transfusion critical to save their daughter’s life.

The prosecutor argued the hospital was legally bound to save the girl’s life.

“I contacted the prosecutor, who stressed the need to save the girl’s life regardless of the parent’s religious beliefs, and the hospital duty is to keep the girl alive,” he said.Continue reading →

A Former Jehovah’s Witness Shares Her #MeToo Story

A Former Jehovah’s Witness Shares Her #MeToo Story

“You’re Always Aware That You’re Seen as a Lesser Being”

I remember understanding that everything I knew, everybody I had known and loved who was in that congregation — which was basically all of my relatives — everyone I’d grown up with was now cut off from me. I was in their eyes, dead. There was a truck coming down the road and I’d just stepped out into the road and I was ready to just be done. But I’ll tell you, honest to God what saved me was those friends that they had warned against, those people in my life that they’d said I couldn’t be around, [who] were bad people because they weren’t JWs. Continue reading →

Rebekah Vardy recalls Christmas as Jehovah’s Witness as she hits back at ‘heartbreaking’ bullying claims

Rebekah Vardy recalls Christmas as Jehovah’s Witness as she hits back at ‘heartbreaking’ bullying claims

Becky surprised viewers by revealing her upbringing as Jehovah’s Witness during another show segment where the women discussed their Christmases.

‘I used to go out knocking on people’s doors,’ she explained, as the other women lamented about the ways they spend their holidays. Continue reading →

Dutch foundation gets dozens of sexual abuse reports from Jehovah’s Witnesses

Dutch foundation gets dozens of sexual abuse reports from Jehovah’s Witnesses

According to the Reclaimed Voices initiators, victims within the closed Jehovah’s Witnesses community are not heard and perpetrators are left to continue unchecked. Over the past week, foundation employees heard stories from a number of people who were abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The fact that so many reports have come in actually says enough. There are at least hundreds of cases in the Netherlands that should actually come out”, Huiting said, according to NOS. He added that so many victims are too afraid to come forward. Continue reading →

We are using Google Analytics

Please confirm, if you accept our Google Analytics tracking. You can also decline the tracking, so you can continue to visit our website without any data sent to Google Analytics. However some features of this site may not be available to you if you decline.