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Redmond, WA

#1 Jun 8, 2012
Just finished reading a BILLINGS GAZETTE article welcoming the Watchtower Cult of Jehovah's Witnesses to Billings -- as the Cult holds its ANNUAL "District Convention" in Billings this weekend.

I did a "site search" and discovered that the BILLINGS GAZETTE has been publishing multiple articles over the years promoting the Watchtower Cult and its annual District Conventions and the Cult's smaller quarterly "Assembies", which are also held in Billings.

INTERESTINGLY, the BILLINGS GAZETTE reported that this year's Cult Convention would be much larger because Jehovah's Witnesses from North Dakota and South Dakota were being forced to travel to Billings because the Convention Department at Watchtower World Headquarters, in Brooklyn, New York, had decided to STOP holding the annual District Convention in Bismarck, North Dakota, which had previously been the District Convention location for Cult members living in the two Dakotas.

At some point, a few curious Billings TAXPAYERS may eventually start to wonder why Watchtower Cult HEADQUARTERS would cancel a convention in another state, and force Cult members from two other states to travel all the way to Billings --especially given the HIGH COST of gasoline, meals, and motel rooms.

Could it be because there are SECRET FINANCIAL INCENTIVES for Watchtower Cult HEADQUARTERS to force its rank-n-file Dakotas members to travel all the way to Billings?

Are City or County Officials SUBSIDIZING the WatchTower Cult's RENT at the Arena?

Are City or County Officials KICKING BACK CASH to the WatchTower Cult from collected Motel Taxes?

Exactly what did City of Billings or County Officials agree to do for the Watchtower Cult HEADQUARTERS that government officials in Bismarck, North Dakota apparently REFUSED to do?

Instead of PROMOTING the out-of-town Watchtower Cult, should not Reporters at the BILLINGS GAZETTE be looking out for local TAXPAYERS by asking and answering the questions that I am asking?

Redmond, WA

#2 Jun 8, 2012
Are City of Billings and County Government Officials, officials at the Billings Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the owners and publishers of the BILLINGS GAZETTE even aware of what the Watchtower Cult teaches and preaches?

In the mid 1930s, the Watch Tower Society started forbidding Jehovah's Witnesses to salute the American Flag, or recite the Pledge Of Allegiance, or stand for the playing of the National Anthem, or engage in any other patriotic activity. Jehovah's Witnesses were taught to tell the news media, courts, and other outsiders that the American Flag is a false idol, and doing any of the aforementioned activities is performing "worship" to a false idol. This "public relations" reasoning is actually the LEAST of all the reasons that Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to engage in any patriotic or political activities. This secondary, ancillary reasoning was developed because the WatchTower Society did not dare to have its Jehovah's Witness members running around repeating for the news media and courtroom judges the PRIMARY doctrine on this subject, which would outrage the American public.

What Jehovah's Witnesses intentionally do NOT publically explain to non-JWs is that the Watch Tower Society teaches Jehovah's Witnesses that the Government of the United States is governing ILLEGITIMATELY. The Watch Tower Society teaches that the Government of the United States is under the control of Satan the Devil as his partner in Satan's universal rebellion against GOD. The Watch Tower Society teaches that GOD granted humans the authority to rule the earth only for a period of 2520 years -- starting in 607 B.C. and ending in October, 1914 A.D.  The Watch Tower Society teaches that in October, 1914, the authority to rule the earth reverted back to GOD, and that He then formed a heavenly government to rule the earth -- with Jesus Christ as King. The Watch Tower Society teaches that in 1919 that Jesus Christ selected the Watch Tower Society as his sole earthly representative of that heavenly government.  The Watch Tower Society teaches that the Government of the United States (as well as all other governments), is its' enemy, because it has failed to surrender governmental power that rightfully belongs to the Watch Tower Society.

These are the ACTUAL reasons that the Watch Tower Society forbids its Jehovah's Witness members to support the government of the United States -- no voting, no holding political office, no professing citizen loyalty via the Pledge of Allegiance or standing for the National Anthem, no joining the military to protect the United States, etc.  Jehovah's Witnesses do not profess to be "pacifists".  They claim to be "neutrals".  JWs consider themselves to be "citizens" of the government supposedly formed in heaven in 1919, and that they are only "resident aliens" of the United States. The Watch Tower Society teaches that Armageddon will occur "soon", and at the Battle of Armageddon, that Jesus Christ and his heavenly armies will destroy the armies and governments of the United States, and of all other countries -- including all people who did not convert to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah's Witnesses look forward to the day when they will rule the planet.

Currently, the Watch Tower Society tells JWs not to forcefully oppose the United States, or other governments.  Given their fanatical beliefs as to what they have to gain, one can only speculate what would happen if the Watch Tower Society ever told JWs otherwise.

A BETTER QUESTION might be whether local Billings politicians and local Billings BIG BUSINESS even cares what philosophies they financially support so long as there is a BUCK in it for THEM?

Redmond, WA

#3 Jun 12, 2012
Television station KTVQ and Reporter DAVID JAY also did their fair share in PROMOTING the ANTI-GOVERNMENT CULT'S recent local government sponsored

Here are some recent examples of REAL WORLD Jehovah's Witnesses -- not the PR guys who smooze with the reporters from KTVQ and the GAZETTE.

Interested Readers should google the name "GRETA HAWKINS" -- to read June 2012 newspaper articles about a Jehovah's Witness public elementary school Principal who just recently refused to allow her students to sing Lee Greenwood's "GOD BLESS THE USA" at a recent graduation ceremony. Hawkins has also attempted to do away with her school's custom of daily reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL".

Interested Readers also should google the name "LEROY McKELVEY" -- to read newspaper articles about a "devout Jehovah's Witness" who tased a U.S. Marine and others at a September 2011 Jets-Cowboys football game attended by past President George W. Bush and other public officials present to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Interested Readers should google the phrase "JW Manager entered the apartment without permission and took down the Flag" to read about a Jehovah's Witness apartment building Manager who refused to allow tenants to display the American Flag after 9-11.

To read about all of the above on one single webpage, Google the names "Armando Perez",
"Tyler Templeton", and "Bruce Cooke"
-- ALL IN THE SAME SEARCH -- to read about a dozen or so similar incidents involving "Jehovah's Witnesses".

Redmond, WA

#4 Jun 15, 2012

According to MSNBC, and other news sources, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, a California Jury awarded a Jehovah's Witness child sex abuse VICTIM a total of $28,000,000.00.

WATCHTOWER CULT HEADQUARTERS was ordered to pay approximately $22.9 MILLION.

The involved Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses was ordered to pay approximately $900,000.00.

The JW PERP was ordered to pay approximately $4.2 Million.

The $22.9 MILLION award ordered to be paid by the WATCHTOWER CULT HEADQUARTERS included $21 MILLION designated as "PUNITIVE DAMAGES".

The JW PERP had previously been convicted of various child molestation charges, but that fact had been kept SECRET from the child's parents and other members of their local Kingdom Hall by that Kingdom Hall's "Elders".

After considering all the Evidence, the Jury ruled that the local "Elders" had simply obeyed the Directives received from Watchtower Cult Headquarters to keep the identity of convicted child molesters within the Kigdom Hall a SECRET, and thus Watchtower Cult Headquarters was held responsible for most of the "damages" caused by the JW Perp, and suffered by the VICTIM.

Other news sources indicate that the "United States" portion of the International WATCHTOWER CULT has a "net worth" of approximately ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

Mount Sterling, OH

#5 Jun 7, 2013
This year, in June 2013, both the BILLINGS GAZETTE and KULR-TV are again running articles promoting this ANTI-AMERICAN CULT.

Billings Gazette reporter, SUSAN OLP, authored this year's Pulitzer award winning article.

The highlight of both articles is how the WATCHTOWER CULT always has to clean up and sterilize METRAPARK before they are able to meet there. Don't the regular employees down there ever clean anything?

Mount Sterling, OH

#6 Jun 7, 2013
Can you think of any well known Jehovah's Witnesses living in Montana?

Try googling the phrase: "The Largest Theft in Montana's History".

Sacramento, CA

#7 Nov 30, 2015
My grandmother has been a jehovah's witness since 1948 over 60 years devoted to shit. No help in billings Montana. She had her 3rd stroke all I have to say is dumb a sl............... u p eople

Denton, TX

#8 Jan 24, 2016
I am one of Jehovahs Witnesses and what you are writing is all lies! The reason a convention or assembly would be moved is financial. If we get a better deal in Billings than in ND it is simply smart business. We are not anti- American. We know that our God Jehovah is the most powerful being in existance. We serve Jehovah first, not man made governments. We obey the law as Jesus said " give Ceasers things to Ceaser" We are not a cult. We do not follow just one mands ideas or thinking. We follow closely what the bible teaches. If anyone of you who go to a regular church would actually be taught what the bible really sais you would already know these things. I wouldnt have to tell you these things myself. Do not beleive things just because they are tradition. Find the answers in the bible yourself. Do not just assume what you are being taught is correct and you will be very surprised what you find.

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