Jehovah’s Witnesses Lose California Child Abuse Case, Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court – Part One
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Watchtower goes to Washington

“Jehovah’s Witnesses again find their First Amendment rights under attack and again seek protection.” With these words, Watchtower attorney Paul Polidoro pleads the case of an embattled church struggling to re-define clergy-penitent privilege while spending millions of dollars protecting an … Continue reading

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Watchtower: An Institution That Cannot Apologize
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Is Watchtower Sorry?

After a five year inquiry, lots of hard work and brave victim testimony, positive results of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have emerged. One of the most important is the National Redress Scheme devised for, … Continue reading

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Life and Love After Watchtower: Breaking Free from Cycles of Emotional Abuse
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I recently had the pleasure of joining a Facebook support group for ex-Jehovah’s Witness women. Reading through the posts, I noticed two interesting phenomena. First to stand out were the quotes and memes being circulated to encourage women and help … Continue reading

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Love and Justice in the Face of Wickedness
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A Review of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Public Claims Concerning Child Protection Editor’s Note: After reviewing this article, you may use the following links to jump directly to the discussion of specific paragraphs. Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph … Continue reading

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New York Law Means Justice for All: The Child Victims Act
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Governor Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act

On February 14, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a powerful speech at the New York Daily News headquarters, moments before signing what might be the most significant piece of legislation involving survivors of child abuse to date. The … Continue reading

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Waking up – Am I alone?
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“I’m losing my mind”, I thought as the air rushed out of my lungs. The compass of my life was spinning out of control. I willed myself to stare at my computer screen as I watched yet another John Cedars … Continue reading

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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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