Ashya’s grandmother speaks out against “disgraceful” police treatment
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Ashya's grandmother, Patricia King, has reacted angrily at the police's response

The story of young Ashya King has taken a dramatic twist in the last 24 hours as it has emerged that the motives for his Jehovah’s Witness parents removing him from hospital were NOT religious as initially suspected by some … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness parents on the run after grabbing child from hospital
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Ashya King with his mother, Naghemeh King, before he was taken

The life of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumor hangs in the balance after his Jehovah’s Witness parents took him from his hospital bed and fled the country with him. Ashya King was receiving “constant medical care within the … Continue reading

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Experts to highlight “undue influence” at London press conference
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Experts will be meeting in London to help raise awareness of undue influence

A workshop by author and respected cult expert Steven Hassan on the topic of undue influence has been organized for this coming weekend in London, and is already over-subscribed. Undue influence has been defined as any act of persuasion that … Continue reading

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“Treat your disfellowshipped loved ones as though they have been slain by Jehovah, and don’t mourn them!”
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Watchtower is piling on the misery for disfellowshipped ones with its latest propaganda

In what should surely rank among some of the most grotesque propaganda ever to be churned out by Watchtower’s writing department, Jehovah’s Witnesses are being asked to think of their disfellowshipped family members, not just as being dead, but as … Continue reading

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Why would Jesus appoint male chauvanists to his ‘faithful and discreet slave’?
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Some chauvinistic remarks made by Sam Herd during his time as a traveling overseer are circulating on YouTube

According to the current theology laid out in Watchtower publications, members of the Governing Body are individually appointed by Jesus to serve as part of his “faithful and discreet slave” – his earthly representatives charged with dispensing spiritual “food at … Continue reading

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At last! The results of the 2013 Global Survey are finally published
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The silent majority are slowly finding their voice

Nearly three years ago this website was launched with the aim of gathering the opinions of the “silent majority” – the multitudes of current and former Witnesses whose lives are profoundly impacted by the Governing Body but who have no … Continue reading

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Former Witnesses come together to mark Watchtower Victims Memorial Day
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Have you ever seen someone who has been victimized and then gets blamed for it? Perhaps as a current or former Jehovah’s Witness you have experienced this firsthand. Have you ever wondered why people blame victims for suffering they obviously … Continue reading

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Why it is wrong to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Putting victims of undue influence on trial for their delusions benefits no one

The JW.org website is reporting that a court in Russia has convicted and sentenced 7 Jehovah’s Witnesses for practicing their faith. Four congregation elders were given suspended prison sentences of five to five and a half years, and were ordered … Continue reading

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If Satan controls the media, how is Watchtower able to use it so effectively?
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If the media is really under Satan's control, how is Watchtower able to use it so freely?

“We live in a world in which lies, deceit, and violent anger are commonplace,” warned one 1988 Watchtower. “Satan makes full use of the media to put across this degraded mentality.” (w88 9/1 p.16 par.13) The above statement is typical … Continue reading

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Convention gimmicks, trinkets and souvenirs – If the end is truly ‘imminent’, why waste time on them?
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Two sisters show off their haul of souvenirs from an international convention

If ever you find yourself at a loose end with some time to kill, I highly recommend scrolling through the “jw_witnesses” account on instagram. Scanning the heavily manicured pages of JW.org is one thing, but if you want a more … Continue reading

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Jehovah and Watchtower – are they now to be thought of as one and the same?
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Watchtower's latest magazine uses "Jehovah" as a synonym for the organization

Last year saw the publishing of a bizarre “Seven Shepherds, Eight Dukes” Watchtower article in which Jehovah’s Witnesses were told not to expect any justification for the commands passed down by their leaders. The study magazine urged Witnesses to “obey … Continue reading

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Partying in the kingdom hall – why OK for convention delegates, but not newlyweds?
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A YouTube video recently uploaded by a delegate to one of the 2014 international conventions is causing a stir among current and former Witnesses alike. Now with over 11,000 views the video, shot on June 6th by a delegate to … Continue reading

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When will Watchtower learn? – Karen Morgan speaks out on her abuser’s 14 year sentence
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Sewell victim Karen Morgan has appeared on BBC television bravely describing her ordeal

Mark Sewell, the disgraced former elder convicted of a string of sex abuse offenses, including 5 counts of indecent assault against two young girls and the rape of a woman, has now been sentenced to 14 years having shown “not … Continue reading

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