Jehovah’s Witness Elder Arrested on Four Counts of Felony Sexual Assault of Minors, Criminal Trial Set
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Roderick Watkins

A former Jehovah’s Witness Elder and Headquarters member is scheduled to stand trial in July after his arrest on four counts of second-degree felony sexual assault. Roderick G. Watkins, 56, of Heber Springs Arkansas, was taken into custody following a November 21st 2018 arrest warrant issued by the Cleburne County Circuit Court. Continue reading

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Results of the 2017 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Before we start – something needs to be acknowledged. In late December 2018, my husband Sacha and I were invited to join the JW Survey team with myself as the Survey Editor and Sacha as the Support & Aftercare Manager. … Continue reading

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Holy Spirits! Tony Morris, Alcohol, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
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He wears a crumpled tan trench coat, stretched tight against his protruding belly; his blue shirt hangs open at the top, un-tucked at the bottom. Black pants hang loose- all the way down to the ankles – where his feet … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices: The Making Of a Documentary
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I have made hundreds of videos in my nine years of activism, but I consider none as important as the documentary film I have been privileged to produce on behalf of Reclaimed Voices – a group of remarkable individuals in … Continue reading

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Facebook Yields to Watch Tower Subpoena; Jehovah’s Witnesses Issue 6 More to YouTube
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While the Southern District Court of New York continues its investigation of President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and other key political figures, the same storied “Mother Court” continues to dole out new subpoenas every week at the behest of Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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Watch Tower Sues Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg for Contempt of Court, Demands Daily Fine
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watchtower versus facebook

In a bizarre battle between two corporate superpowers, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania has filed a motion for contempt against Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for failure to produce documents and logs identifying an individual … Continue reading

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JW Survey Welcomes New Webmaster
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Life is an adventure. The roads taken are sometimes predictable and at other times quite unexpected. If you had asked me one year ago where I saw myself in a year, my answer would not be “The new webmaster for … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Found Guilty of Malice And Negligence: Victim Awarded $35 Million in Montana Lawsuit
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Sanders County Courthouse

On September 26th, 2018, a Montana jury of seven men and two women handed down the largest-ever punitive damages award for a single abuse victim. Continue reading

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14 Bible Verses That Dismantle Shunning As Practiced by Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Jehovah’s Witnesses are generally respected as a friendly, polite, law abiding people. It is hard for an outsider to envision a Jehovah’s Witness being rude, insulting or cruel. But despite Witnesses having mostly admirable qualities as individuals, the leadership of … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness Elders Fined for Failure to Report Child Abuse: Watchtower Settles with Delaware
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Jehovah’s Witnesses in Delaware paid $19,500 in fines for failure to report child abuse. On January 18th, 2018, attorneys representing Jehovah’s WItnesses signed a formal settlement agreement with the State of Delaware, concluding a historic case in which two elders … Continue reading

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The Cry of Peace and Security: A Prophetic Sign or Business as Usual?
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“For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. Whenever it is that they are saying, ‘Peace and security!’ then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth … Continue reading

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Victims Voices – Helping abuse survivors in the UK
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Regular Survey readers will be familiar with the work of Reclaimed Voices – an organisation set up in the Netherlands to support survivors of child sex abuse inside the religion of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organisation has already accomplished huge … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Redwood’s Reflections
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The Prisoner Village

A memory appeared on my Facebook page. from four years ago today, June 8, 2014. This was my very first post, as I had never used Facebook. I joined to aid my recovery process after leaving the Jehovah’s Witness organization. … Continue reading

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