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Here’s the judge who just fed an anonymous critic to JW’s Watchtower on a platter

[Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim]

It’s a happy headline at the San Francisco Chronicle: “Jehovah’s Witness who posted criticisms on Reddit can remain anonymous, judge rules.” But dig into the story and you find that the result is actually almost opposite of that headline, and it also reflects a judge who truly doesn’t understand who she’s dealing with.

Continue reading Here’s the judge who just fed an anonymous critic to JW’s Watchtower on a platter

Targets of a Jehovah’s Witnesses inquisition reflect on their purge

[Nestor and Toni Kuilan]

Lloyd Evans has a new video, his interview with Nestor and Toni Kuilan, to talk about their book about their targeting as they left the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. Here’s Lloyd’s description:

Continue reading Targets of a Jehovah’s Witnesses inquisition reflect on their purge

Jehovah’s Witnesses: The ‘spiritual divorce’ goons are at the door again

[Larson caught on camera]

Why would strange men be looking for Brandon Fiquett — men he’s never met from a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation he’s never attended?

Why? Because Watchtower.

For months, Tacoma, Washington Allstate insurance salesman Erik Larson has been coming to Brandon’s home, interrupting his private life, demanding that he attend a “judicial committee.”

Larson and his associate were caught on video both morning and night, seeking a disfellowshipping of Brandon, presumably to release his ex-wife and give her what Jehovah’s Witnesses call a “scriptural divorce.”

That’s right, they have their own kind of divorce and do not recognize a legal divorce unless one of the parties admits to adultery, or is charged using their “two witness rule.”

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Because these men did not have an admission of anything from Brandon or his ex-wife, they found his home location, and that he was living with his fiancee and her minor son.

This man Larson finally came to Brandon’s door during dinner one night, and attempted to question him about his sexual life in front of his fiancee’s minor son.

These men have no boundaries.

After that, Brandon received yet another call from Erik Larson informing him that he had been disfellowshipped. All this after Brandon contacted the police and warned Larson to stay away from him and his family.

Intimidating families in the name of Jehovah. With Erik Larson, you’re in good hands.

— Mark O’Donnell

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on Apri1 30, 2019 at 13:30

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Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He’s written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology’s harassment of Paulette Cooper titled ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ and more recently a compilation of his stories, ‘Battlefield Scientology.’ He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world, as well as other subjects such as Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can reach him by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT gmail.com (Drop him a line if you’d like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.)

 

Atlantic magazine subjects talk about sudden interest from Jehovah’s Witnesses elders

[Lloyd Evans, Kimmy and Mark O’Donnell]

Ever since they appeared last month in an Atlantic magazine feature about the cover up of child abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, Mark and Kimmy O’Donnell say they’ve been subjected to some strange and aggressive tactics by elders of the local congregation in Baltimore.

Continue reading Atlantic magazine subjects talk about sudden interest from Jehovah’s Witnesses elders

‘There are bad men in America’: An ex-JW activist explains his work to a 5-year-old

 
In an airport waiting to fly to the US, ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans shares with his followers the story of how he answered when his nearly 5-year-old daughter asked, “Daddy, what do you do for work?”

Continue reading ‘There are bad men in America’: An ex-JW activist explains his work to a 5-year-old

Jehovah’s Witnesses try to intimidate Mark O’Donnell, and it doesn’t go well for them

[Elders visit the O’Donnells after their Atlantic magazine appearance]

Mark O’Donnell (a/k/a ex-JW activist John Redwood) and his wife Kimmy were featured in a major Atlantic magazine piece last month about the coverup of child abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. And now, the organization has struck back. Here’s what Mark posted about it today on Facebook…

Continue reading Jehovah’s Witnesses try to intimidate Mark O’Donnell, and it doesn’t go well for them

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Lord’s Evening Meal: Lloyd Evans asks, should you go?

 
Yesterday we asked ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans some dumb questions about the Lord’s Evening Meal, or The Memorial, that will be taking place tomorrow. Now, he’s put together a video for his audience about the annual event.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses test new legal strategy to combat child abuse claims: Call it incest

 
Watchtower has made the claim that most JW child abuse cases involve incest.

Continue reading Jehovah’s Witnesses test new legal strategy to combat child abuse claims: Call it incest

Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It’s Easter the Jehovah’s Witnesses way!

 
We noticed Jehovah’s Witnesses making preparations for this important week in the Christian world, and so we thought we’d ask ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans some stupid questions about what’s going on.

Continue reading Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It’s Easter the Jehovah’s Witnesses way!

Lloyd Evans gets out his crystal ball to see the future for Jehovah’s Witnesses

 
Where is the Watch Tower and Bible Society of Pennsylvania, A/K/A, the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, headed? We’ve seen a lot of bad news about child abuse being covered up in the church here and abroad. But does that mean changes are coming? Or, with 8 million members, is this a movement that’s too big to fail?

Continue reading Lloyd Evans gets out his crystal ball to see the future for Jehovah’s Witnesses