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The dangers of climate change: Not a worry for end-of-the-world JW types?

 Ah, it’s finally the last day of winter, and we’re really looking forward to things warming up. It also gave us a thought: We wondered about how global climate change and its potential for destruction fit into the Jehovah’s Witnesses obsession with an impending Apocalypse. So we decided it might be fun to ask Lloyd []

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One thing that sets JW apart: Scaring the crap out of kids as a guiding principle

 The other day we mentioned that even in this age of the Internet, the Watchtower is still using an art style with an old-timey feel. Which we are not criticizing! We just find it interesting. []

Video: A conversation with an ex-Jehovah’s Witness shunned for being gay

[Jeremy Howell]

Lloyd Evans has a new video today about Jehovah’s Witness homophobia and shunning. Here’s what he said about it at []

JW film ‘The Truth About the Truth’ needs some help to get to the homestretch

 Javier Ortiz and Lloyd Evans have spent two years working on a film that needs some funding to get it into post-production. Here’s some of what Javier and Lloyd have to say about it in this short video []

Adventures in JW social media: that old time online feel

 As we slide into this subject, we thought we’d take a look at how the JW ruling body engages in social []

Like with Scientology, Russia is doing it wrong with Jehovah’s Witnesses

[Danish JW Dennis Christensen escorted into a Russian courtroom. Credit: Mladen Antonov]

We find it interesting to write about the controversies of certain unusual groups. We investigate allegations of abuse by groups like Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

But that doesn’t mean we want to see any Scientologists or Jehovah’s Witnesses mistreated for their beliefs. That’s just right []

Details from the judge’s ruling in Quebec affirming a class action against JW child abuse

[Judge Chantal Corriveau and the Quebec Superior Court]

Our readers know we love court documents. And so we went hunting for a recent court ruling that we’d read some news stories about. At the end of February, Quebec Superior Court Judge Chantal Corriveau authorized a class action lawsuit against three Jehovah’s Witness ruling bodies in a []

Lloyd Evans responds to our story about JWs and blood transfusions

 One of the people we heard from after posting our story yesterday about the Jehovah’s Witness prohibition of blood transfusion was ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans, who complimented us on bringing up Watch Tower president Nathan Knorr’s role. We really appreciated the encouragement he gave us. []

About 1,200 people die each year because of this dope’s misreading of the Bible

 This is Nathan Homer Knorr. He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1905, and by the age of 18 he was so dedicated to his faith he was volunteering at the Watch Tower headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brooklyn, New York. []

Lloyd Evans premieres new film about JW child abuse cover-up: ‘Reclaimed Voices’

 Lloyd Evans is premiering a new film today, Reclaimed Voices: Abuse Survivors Speak Out, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at some of it. As usual, Lloyd’s production qualities are first rate, and the subject matter is stunning. []