Nerves, tears and prayers surround couple's baptism into 'new life'
MOBILE, Alabama -- Kenneth Haugen steps carefully down the stairs into the fiberglass baptismal on the floor of the Mitchell Center.
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#2 Jul 6, 2013
the way to do this is for more former jws to come forward and tell the horrible things that go on
#7 Jul 7, 2013
I share the horrors of my childhood in this horrific cult and most people I know have at least one family member or friends who has been ripped of by the JW cult.
Word is getting out.
#9 Jul 7, 2013
Well, I simply witnessed the effects of those who had crimes committed against them, but I would gladly back those people up, if they decide to bring charges.
I have stated many times, that what was done to me was immoral, and abusive but not technically "illegal" under our laws.
That is life, not everyone can sue, and evil cults like the Jehovah's witnesses live in that immoral, unethical but largely technically "legal" arena.
Please don't judge those who do not have the strength to bring charges, especially where childhood sexual abuse has occurred.
There are so many factors involved, and the most common being that it takes years to heal from, and most victims do not want to relive it.
To those brave ones like Ms conti, we can all agree she deserves a big Bravo, and the same to Lise and others who post here, who had the courage to stand up for their children instead of doing what they were pressured to do, to be bullied by the evil WBTS into silence.
Which is what every other parent who stays silent does, and it is common in the WBTS.
The parents stay silent, and the parents who post here defending JW pedophiles, like Florida Native, are no different. He like the other pussy JW parents, would do nothing, if his child was sexually assaulted by a pedophile elder.
They worship the WBTS, whom they call 'jehovah"
#10 Jul 7, 2013
I beg your pardon.
Why do you think FH has disappeared from this board?
My attorneys are preparing a defamation lawsuit against him and his handlers.
Don't worry about the FBI.
Have your attorneys pursue a civil lawsuit against him.
#15 Jul 8, 2013
I haven't met too many people with such a high opinion of themselves like you possess. What makes your way the only right way? I would go so far as to say your way is the most idiotic of them all, but that's only my opinion. You ARE a jw, you're just df'd. You act like one, think like one, you have a persecution complex, you're paranoid, you're the only one who's right, and you want something for nothing. Meaning you want to sue anyone and everyone you blame for your failures in life, to profit from.
If you spent a 10th of the time earning a living as you do calling the FBI, you'd be a millionaire. And if you can't be normal, do yourself a huge favor and move to where no one knows you, join a kingdom hall and become an elder. That will help fulfill your pathetic need for self importance
#16 Jul 8, 2013
The fact is beautiful truth, you only get what you give.
Anyone who has experienced bad as Jehovah's witnesses, is because you are not right, you make the religion Jehovah's witnesses Truth about you, and that will never work for your happiness. Humility and meekness and love for others, imitating Jesus must be the standard practice.
Whether you are just studying or have been in the Truth for many years, it has to be God's will that comes first. The Scriptures are written for our instruction to be true followers of Jesus, that means we must be dedicated to God's word of truth in obedience as Jesus was.
There are no perfect or witnesses without sin, we are all just ordinary people who are trying to help others learn about God's new world of righteousness, soon to be here.
2Peter 3: 13
#17 Jul 8, 2013
You are joking, right?
Anything bad that happened to anyone who is/was a JW is because they "are not right"?
What does that even mean?
People have been victimized and you sit there and say it's their own fault? That's not even a little bit right.
#18 Jul 8, 2013
Blaming the victim is what they always do and it's disgusting ..
#19 Jul 8, 2013
It shows the level of dishonesty these JW defenders are willing to stoop to.
Since: Feb 07
#20 Jul 8, 2013
It's always the fault of the one harmed as far as they're concerned.
Since: Jun 13
#21 Jul 8, 2013
“We’d like people to know we’re everyday people,” said Michael J. Washington, of the Northwest Mobile congregation.“We work with you. We play at the park with you. We respect your beliefs.
“We have a kingdom message at Jehovah’s Witnesses that we’d like to share.”
Well if this isn't a blatant lie, they don't respect others beliefs, they won't play at the park with you and they aren't sharing, they are boasting and trying to cover their own arse.
#22 Jul 8, 2013
NonJW's and former JW's are 'BAD ASSOCIATION' according to the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses:
What about having close association with those who may be morally clean but who lack faith in the true God? The Scriptures tell us:“The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”(1 John 5:19) We come to discern that bad associations are not limited to permissive or morally debased people. Hence, we are wise to cultivate close friendships only with those who love Jehovah.
Modern computers have opened other avenues to bad association.
Some commercial firms enable subscribers using a computer and a telephone to send a message to electronic bulletin boards; a person can thus post on the bulletin board a message that is open to all subscribers.
This has led to so-called electronic debates on religious matters.
A Christian might be drawn into such debates and may spend many hours with an apostate thinker who may have been disfellowshipped from the congregation.
The direction at 2 John 9-11 underscores Paul’s fatherly counsel about avoiding bad associations.
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