TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT Touts Penalized CULT's Conventions

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Redmond, WA

#1 Jul 6, 2012
Over the past three weeks, newspapers across the United States, as well as newspapers in several foreign countries, have been publishing reports that the WATCHTOWER CULT OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES has recently become the subject of the LARGEST JURY VERDICT EVER in the United States AGAINST A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION for one single VICTIM OF CHILD SEX ABUSE.

Those media articles have detailed the story of a 9 year-old Jehovah's Witness Girl who was repeatedly sexually molested by a fellow Jehovah's Witness congregant, and one-time congregation Ministerial Servant, who was known to the organization to have been previously convicted on child molestation charges. However, that fact had been kept a SECRET from the victim, her parents, and other regular members of their local congregation due to the secrecy policies issued from WATCHTOWER CULT Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

The California civil court jury was so disgusted with WATCHTOWER CULT's internal policies that it not only granted a large civil damages award against the Perpetrator, but the jury also granted a $21 MILLION DOLLARS PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD -- stacked on top of an approximate $2 MILLION DOLLARS ACTUAL DAMAGES AWARD -- against WATCHTOWER CULT HEADQUARTERS.

Interestingly, a google site search of the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT yields NO ARTICLE about this recent record-setting child molestation court case.

Instead, in the very wake of that DISGRACEFUL NEWS about the WATCHTOWER CULT and its internal policies --- which have led critics to call the Cult a "pedophile's paradise" --- today's TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT includes a "puff piece" PROMOTING the upcoming series of four Watchtower Cult Conventions to be held at War Memorial Arena.

The Editors at the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT decided to expend the time and expense to send out Reporter ARLENE JOHNS to cover the late-breaking story about War Memorial Arena being CLEANED.

Naturally, Watchtower Cult spokespersons were anxious to provide Arlene Johns with self-promoting "sound bites", as well as photographs of the
miraculously installed above-ground swimming pool which will be used for a few baptisms.

The only newsworthy portion of the entire "puff piece" were PRAISING quotes from LISA RAGER, who is the Executive Director of the Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

I call LISA RAGER's praise of the WATCHTOWER CULT "newsworthy", because such verbal support may very well be an unintentional revelation that the local CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU not only has been working closely with the WATCHTOWER CULT with regard to these conventions, BUT, may very well be providing FINANCIAL FUNDING for these four conventions.

Is the Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or some other City or County government entity, FINANCIALLY FUNDING all or part of these CULT Conventions?

If so, the Editors at the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT likely know about such. The TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT article does NOT mention anything about whether TAX DOLLARS are being "kicked back" to the WATCHTOWER CULT -- either via VENUE RENTAL SUBSIDIES, or outright CASH kickback of motel tax receipts. Thus, if it eventually becomes known that such is occurring behind the backs of Johnstown Taxpayers, then the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT will be held responsible for keeping such HIDDEN from its readership.

If the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT decides to publish a future article about this series of WATCHTOWER CULT Conventions, let's wait and see if there is any mention of LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING, or even mention of the WATCHTOWER CULT's recent internal problems with Child Sex Abuse.
Saint Sylvester

Hanover, PA

#2 Jul 8, 2012
Johnstown is like 99% Catholic so I would think that the community cannot be very welcoming to this convention for witches and warlocks.

Baltimore, MD

#3 Jul 14, 2012
Wow and no other cases of incest ...right. and I'm sure no polygamy ....sure and no brain washed creeps (even though this ones not against the law). But the first two are. I'm not against any religion even though I'm an agnostic but come on now this is a cult and these things happen frequently inside their haven even though they are not allowed to communicate with the so-called outside world. Yeah they're cloistered alright to hide their autrosities from the outside world. Now please don't tell anyone else about this post here because I don't want Mitt Romney or any of his goons knocking on my door.

Redmond, WA

#4 Jul 22, 2012
How STUPID is a group of CATHOLICS who actively PROMOTE and SUPPORT the NUMBER ONE international publisher of ANTI-CATHOLIC propaganda in human history?

Noone HATES the CATHOLIC CHURCH more than the WATCHTOWER CULT -- whose international membership has consisted for decades primarily of disaffected former Catholics.

At the California CHILD MOLESTATION Trial discussed in the opening post, the WATCHTOWER CULT's LAWYER even took the following excerpted "cheap shot" at the Catholic Church during his closing argument during the "punitive damages" stage of the trial:

"One thing I would ask you (THE JURY) to keep in mind.

"The Jehovah's Witnesses Church is NOT the CATHOLIC CHURCH, that it has had verdict after verdict after verdict over the years. It's been in the press. We are all aware of it. This is the first verdict that the Jehovah's Witnesses church has faced. So, again, it is NOT the CATHOLIC CHURCH with multitudes of cases over a couple of decades." (EMPHASIS ADDED)

What the WATCHTOWER CULT's Lawyer didn't tell that Jury, and what the Plaintiff's attorney was NOT allowed to tell that California Jury is the fact that over the previous 5 years, the WATCHTOWER CULT had SETTLED approximately ONE DOZEN Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits just in the state of California, alone.

NO, the Watchtower Cult is NOT the Catholic Church, because --- proportionately --- it has an even a BIGGER Child Sex Abuse Problem than the Catholic Church.

Redmond, WA

#5 Apr 28, 2013
In the April 28, 2012 TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT, reporter RUTH RICE quotes War Memorial Arena General Manager Tom Grenell PRAISING the ANTI-AMERICAN WATCHTOWER CULT for using WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM for their state conventions.

Tom Grenell DISHONORS the very WAR VETERANS whom his job is supposed to honor. Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to serve in the U.S. Military, and have tied up the U.S. Court system for decades during wartime fighting the drafting of its members. GOOGLE the keyterms "Jehovah's Witnesses Secret Court Cases".

ONCE AGAIN, the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT fails to report how much FINANCIAL SUPPORT that is being given to the WATCHTOWER CULT to get these coNventions to Johnstown.

TAXPAYERS need to telephone the MAYOR and CITY COUNCIL and demand that the DOLLAR AMOUNT be made public.
Johns Towner

Prospect, TN

#6 Jun 11, 2016
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