Category Archives: John Redwood

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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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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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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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 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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Goodbye Jehovah, Hello Courtroom – Watchtower Brings Lawsuit Against Publishing Company
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Goodbye Jehovah

On December 29th, 2017, Watchtower attorney Armin Pikl filed a lawsuit against Rowohlt Publishing Company, the highly regarded publishing house in Germany which produced the acclaimed book Goodbye Jehovah!, authored by former Jehovah’s Witness Misha Verollet. The autobiographical novel is subtitled “How I … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christmas, and the Grinch
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In 1957, the acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss penned a beloved classic, the tale of a grumpy green monster whose shoes and heart were too small or too tight to tolerate the evil holiday known as Christmas. Oh the commercialism, … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: California Appellate Court Slams Watchtower, Jehovah’s Witnesses Fined, Ordered To Produce Child Abuse Docs
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“Watchtower has abused the discovery process. It has zealously advocated its position and lost multiple times. Yet, it cavalierly refuses to acknowledge the consequences of these losses and the validity of the court’s orders requiring it to produce documents…And, in … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: 2017 Film “Apostasy” Premieres in Toronto, Spain, and London
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Apostasy

The beginning of September saw the unveiling of a new film with a unique single-word title: Apostasy. A word which has little meaning or function to most people,  but to Jehovah’s Witnesses, apostasy is Kryptonite.  It is the ultimate sin. … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Australia Amends Working with Children Act – Jehovah’s Witnesses Forced to Comply or Face Severe Penalties
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Sample Working With Children Card

On Wednesday September 13th, in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Sydney Australia, a Ministerial Servant was appointed. According to a verified source present at this meeting, this announcement had been previously delayed because of the revised Working with Children Act policy, … Continue reading

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A New Low: Watchtower Purchases Telly Awards Statuettes and Publishes Phony Quote on JW.ORG
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In a bold and self-promoting publicity stunt, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has announced on its public website that Jehovah’s Witnesses have just been awarded two “Telly Awards” statuettes at the 36th Annual Telly Awards. [edit: by November 2016, … Continue reading

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