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Michael Jackson, Child Abuse, and JW Apologist Firpo Carr

Michael Jackson, Child Abuse, and JW Apologist Firpo Carr

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” – William James Recently, I participated in an online discussion in the comments of an article written by a prominent friend/adviser to the late Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson & Jehovah’s Witnesses, by Firpo Carr The Michael Jackson case and the issue of child abuse are both important to me, but I didn’t really know who Firpo Carr was when I made my first comment. I’d…

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JWs in the News

JWs in the News

Antonie Dixon’s sister gives evidence in court When Antonie Dixon told the jury an astonishing tale of sexual abuse by his mother and beatings at the hands of Jehovah’s Witnesses, they must have wondered whether any of it was believable. Today they heard from someone else who was there at the time and she confirmed much of what he said. According to Dixon’s sister Carla, he was dubbed “devil spawn” by their mother. (

Once again, it’s time for “JWs in the News”

Once again, it’s time for “JWs in the News”

Some recent media items on Jehovah’s Witnesses: Surviving a JW Sadist Alloma Gilbert has published an article – an excerpt from her upcoming book Deliver Me From Evil (March 2008) – on how she survived being starved, beaten and tortured by her Jehovah’s Witness foster mother Eunice Spry (see also the post Sadistic Foster Mom a Devout Jehovah’s Witness). Ten years later, in court, I would hold one of the sticks she routinely used to thrust down our throats and…

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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses – Take care, please

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses – Take care, please

I am becoming a bit concerned about the safety of former Jehovah’s Witnesses. When I received this latest email, I asked permission to post it. Reports of various annoyance activities toward vocal former Jehovah’s Witnesses seems to be increasing. I will try to do a post very soon about how things are heating up in the public sphere for JWs. Already Ex-JWs are demonized – at any sign of escalation, please never hesitate to contact the police. Barb and I…

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SNAP and Silent Lambs Evansville, IN

SNAP and Silent Lambs Evansville, IN

Othmar Schroeder, the founding pastor of Holy Family Parish in Jasper, Ind., is accused of abusing several people. More than 10 victims have alleged sexual abuse by the late Monsignor Othmar Schroeder and reports are continuing to come in, the Catholic Diocese of Evansville’s bishop said Thursday. Silentlambs will be leafleting along with SNAP (Survivors Network for Those Abused By Priests) in Evansville, IN on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the Catholic Church. The program will start at 11:15am on…

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Videos about Jehovah’s Witnesses

Videos about Jehovah’s Witnesses

On the practices and policies of the Watchtower Society [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt47lPS_QEw[/youtube] Some background on early JW days – most contemporary JWs are unaware of their own history [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-40YmWfg9sQ[/youtube] One testimony of what it was like to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H-Y1mSf0xk[/youtube] On the Street with a Jehovah’s Witness – Gloats Gripes (and Damage Done) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-llW8QUM7g[/youtube] Jehovah’s Witnesses Should Not Look at this One [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biuJ74qu_pc[/youtube]