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Good afternoon. Michael Jackson? We’re from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. We wondered if you’d go and join some other sect instead. Spitting Image s4e2, ITV 1987
The Rockefellers and the Rothschilds are paying for it. Jordan Maxwell, interview ‘Illuminati and the Black Magic Underworld’, Age of Truth TV January 2018
Brenda believes they [Jehovah’s Witnesses] have all the hallmarks of a mind control group. Secret Lives of Women s5e3: Cults, Tricia Cartledge, WE 2009
Judge Rutherford: Millions Now Living Will Never Die. Jehovah Witness, US lectures cited Sex, Drugs & Religion 2010
The Millennium began in 1874 with the Return of Christ. William Taze Russell, Studies in the Scriptures vol 7 p 386.
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ end of the world predictions: 1914, 1918, 1925, 1941, 1975. DoveNET
There are 7 million Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. They spend 1.3 billion hours a year knocking on doors, making them one of America’s favourite punch lines. Knocking aka Jehovah’s Witnesses: Behind the Knock, PBS 2006
Jehovah’s Witnesses practise a different kind of fundamentalism. ibid.
Seth goes to Bible study three days a week and knocks on doors eight hours a month. ibid.
Basic Christianity with a few twists. For example, they don’t believe in Heaven and the afterlife. ibid.
Every year more than 30,000 Witnesses are disfellowshipped. ibid.
Jehovah’s Witnesses were founded in 1879. ibid.
During World War II Jehovah’s Witnesses refused to fight. ibid.
Martin v Struthers Ohio 1943 – the right to speak freely on street corners and door to door. ibid.
Murdock v Pennsylvania 1943 – the right to publish unconventional message without getting arrested. ibid.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are currently banned in 28 countries. They are litigating over 400 free speech and human rights cases worldwide. 142 US hospitals now offer some version of bloodless surgery to all patients regardless of religious beliefs. ibid.
Similarly, Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it. Watchtower February 1983
Only Christian witnesses of Jehovah who successfully pass this test will survive and come forth like fire-refined gold for God’s use in his precious new order. Watchtower March 1985
Only Jehovah’s Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the ‘great crowd’, as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil. Watchtower September 1989
If we stop actively supporting Jehovah’s work, then we start following Satan. There is no middle ground. Watchtower July 2011
A knock on the door, and the guy opens the door and there’s two vicars standing there but they’ve got stocking masks over their faces. He says, ‘Yes? Who are you?’ They say, ‘We are Jehovah Burglars ... We are seeking refuge from the police who are persecuting us because of our beliefs.
‘What are your beliefs?’
‘We believe you’ve got a lot of money in this house.’ Spike Milligan sketch
The national public inquiry into child sexual abuse is considering whether to conduct a separate investigation into The Jehovah’s Witnesses UK after it received a large number of reports about the organisation.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is currently looking at the extent to which institutions in England and Wales failed to protect children from sexual abuse.
It is examining institutional failures in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches but has yet to do anything specific on other religious organisations. Guardian online report 8th March 2018, ‘Child sexual abuse inquiry considers Jehovah’s Witnesses UK investigation’
The Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, also known as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, has over 8.3 million members worldwide. The Jehovah’s Witnesses began as a Bible study group in the 1870s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their name is intended to designate them as a group of Christians who proclaim the truth about God, whom they call Jehovah. All doctrine and laws governing the Jehovah’s Witnesses are created and passed down by an entity known as the Governing Body. Cults and Extreme Belief s1e7: Jehovah’s Witnesses, captions, A&E 2018
When any one of Jehovah’s Witnesses is accused of an act of child abuse, the local congregation elders are expected to investigate. Two elders meet separately with the accused and the accuser to see what each says on the matter. ibid. Jehovah’s Witnesses Child Abuse Policy
In 2014, a former Jehovah’s Witness filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, alleging that they covered up her childhood sexual abuse. ibid. caption
The crimes were horrifying and worse they were committed by people the victims trusted most. But when they went looking for help from their church, what they found there was worse than no help at all. The Fifth Estate: Paedophilia in the Jehovah’s Witness Church, CBC 2003
No faith is free from child molesters. ibid.
An intimidating process seemingly designed to keep them quiet, and their attackers, church members, in good standing. ibid.
No confession, no witness – case closed. ibid.
Eight million Jehovah’s Witnesses around the globe believe the end is nigh for a world that is controlled by Satan. And only they will be saved. Four Corners: Escaping Jehovah’s Witnesses: Inside the Dangerous World of a Brutal Religion, Youtube 46.48, ABC 2021
‘They are raised in this kind of fear bubble.’ ibid.
It’s very difficult to help people understand just how dangerous this group is, and what a harrowing experience people who leave have to go through. ibid.
A royal commission exposed the treatments of victims of abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In the years since the royal commission little has changed. ibid.
Anticipated doomsdays came and went in 1914, 1925 and 1975. ibid.
Women aren’t allowed leadership roles. ibid.
As a religious charity it receives significant tax exemptions. ibid.