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Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders used to condemn televangelists. Now they want to be TV stars.

 Ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans put out a new video today that looks like all kinds of []


Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, ex-Scientologists hail new California sex-assault law

 We’re seeing a lot of people who oppose groups like Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrating today after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB []

Jehovah’s Witnesses plan massive media center — hey, just like Scientology!

[Watchtower’s rendering of its very own SMP]

 Not satisfied with copying Scientology’s methods of ripping apart families, scorched-earth legal tactics, and hiding away in remote headquarter compounds, the Jehovah’s Witnesses governing body has now announced that it was so jealous of Scientology’s Sunset Boulevard gem, Scientology Media Productions, the JWs are planning a media complex of []

Supreme Court denies longshot appeal by Watchtower in California molest case

 A few weeks ago, hardworking ex-JW activists Lloyd Evans and Mark O’Donnell invited us on one of their videocasts to discuss one of Watchtower’s recent legal moves: appealing to the US Supreme []

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses elder testifies in his molestation trial, gets 80 years in prison

[Roderick Watkins]

At his Facebook page, ex-JW activist Mark O’Donnell, posting as John Redwood on Facebook, reported from the scene at an Arkansas criminal trial, relating the dramatic events of what happened []

VIDEO: 10 Things Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t know about their own religion

 Lloyd Evans has a new video and we love the premise. Here’s how he describes []

Lloyd Evans talks to ex-JW author whose publisher was sued for his apostasy

 Lloyd’s description: “Watchtower’s typical response to apostate writers and activists is to pretend they don’t exist. But when Misha Verollet published his German-language book ‘Goodbye Jehova!’ about his experiences as a Jehovah’s Witness, they sued his publisher. I caught up with Misha in Vienna to find out more about his []

Lloyd Evans: Jehovah’s Witnesses still celebrating parents who let their children die

[Lloyd Evans]

One of the more surprising things we realized when we started looking into Jehovah’s Witnesses controversies is how recent the “blood rule” is. It was only 1945 that, under then-president Nathan Norr, the Watchtower adopted the idea that blood transfusions somehow violate Biblical references to Jewish dietary laws. []

VIDEO: Watchtower appeals to Supreme Court to keep JW child abuse under wraps

We joined Lloyd Evans, Mark O’Donnell, and Javier Ortiz on the latest episode of Watchtower In Focus. Here’s Lloyd’s description of the subject we []

Leaving the NBA for Jehovah’s Witnesses and more, on the Cult Awareness Podcast

[Darren Collison]

Darren Collison ditched his NBA career right when he had a chance to cash in on free agency. Why? He says it’s because he wants to dedicate his life to his work as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Our ex-JW host, TV actor Jerry Minor, discusses that decision, as well as some key ideas about JW shunning []