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Jehovah's Witness conventions coming this summer

There are 137 comments on the Herald-Citizen story from May 19, 2012, titled Jehovah's Witness conventions coming this summer. In it, Herald-Citizen reports that:

The community is gearing up for two Jehovah's Witnesses' Conventions to be held in Cookeville this July.

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Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#1 May 20, 2012
CAONVENTIONS
are waist and boring time
Bible is vast not ended studies,researches,and worship God,
but conventions only have speakers bambling same stuff past 40 years, beginning welcome,shot pray, 1 song, 20 minuts talk till 12 oclock-2 hours rush food and toilet, and next 2 hours same bul..around

I wonder how those people are able to listen, from my experience I know old 2/3 people just take nap,and snoring,1/3 youths run like crazy around building,since maybe 20 young fanatics and a..kissers seat with open mouth,and farts, and jelously look at platform for next time 20 minutes talk
blah blah blah blah,and new world order did,nt come,and will not come
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#2 May 20, 2012
these are the conventions they turn their backs on the body and blood of Jesus?
DTrent

Princeton, NJ

#3 May 20, 2012
So much to learn,so little time! Where else can people of all nationalities & races gather together in one united brotherhood to learn more about God's Word & its significance for our day? Nowhere.
Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#4 May 20, 2012
DTrent wrote:
So much to learn,so little time! Where else can people of all nationalities & races gather together in one united brotherhood to learn more about God's Word & its significance for our day? Nowhere.
Bible and direct power of Holy Spirit teach those who belongs to God as His children chosen by Grace,and assemble gather together IN HIM- MEANS IN HEAVENLY ASSEMBLY OF ALL AGES SAINT ACCORDING TO 2 THESS 2;1
also nowhere in the Nt exist word that true believers have to gather together in the earthly church

episinagouge greek koine langauge we can find only 2 time at 2.Thess 2;1,and Hebr 10;25
and it means'gather together in HIM,JESUS HEAVENLY ASSEMB LY,not earthly churches or KH of JW
your elders and wtbs jw dfs are just simple liars ,making from you own slaves,and bambling 3 times a week nonsense and crap,never going to be reality
local natives

Hermitage, TN

#5 May 20, 2012
a couple thousand well mannered, nicely dressed people spending no doubt an amount totalling over a million dollars on local economy.... sounds like a horrible nightmare.

also to dr shrink... your statements are very confusing, and at the best, very uneducated.
SOSEXPOSESCHARLA TANWTS

Yonkers, NY

#6 May 20, 2012
local natives wrote:
a couple thousand well mannered, nicely dressed people spending no doubt an amount totalling over a million dollars on local economy.... sounds like a horrible nightmare.
also to dr shrink... your statements are very confusing, and at the best, very uneducated.
How WELL MANNERED ARE THEY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?

MUHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!

SATAN COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
local natives

Hermitage, TN

#7 May 20, 2012
haha.. well, i guess if the devil is as bad as he is supposed to be, he is going to find ways to tempt us all. if i could read minds and have x-ray vision to see through doors.. at this point i would probably be a lot smarter and farther ahead in life than i am now. all i can really attest to is what i have seen in the past. they had a convention in a city i used to live in. working as a waiter, i served quite a few of them, and they came every summer for a few years there. overall it was enjoyable and they seemed pretty alright, as with anything there were some that i guess were not as adamant about their faith. the extra money was nice though.
little lamb

Australia

#8 May 20, 2012
They don't minister the new covenant ..Like Jesus and the Apostles.

They don't believe in being born again to see the Kingdom of God...like Jesus said, relayed to us by the Apostle John .

They believe they have two groups, whilst Jesus says he has ONE FLOCK

they call their Leaders "Governing" [to rule] BODY,,when Jesus said " don't be called Leaders, for our leader is the Christ'

They also go against Jesus words

Luke 22 [25]...The Kings of the earth Lord it over them , and those having authority over them are called BENEFACTORS " You though are not to be that way ..But let him who is greatest among you become as the youngest , and the one acting as chief as the one ministering"

So why would people want to go to a convention...to have the whole Kingdom of God locked up for themselves...and the only Kingdom opened is the watchtower society domination??
Tell The Truth

Redmond, WA

#9 May 21, 2012
According to this HERALD CITIZEN article, local Cookeville officials have been working hard to turn Cookeville, Tennessee into this summer's Convention headquarters for the Jehovah's Witness Cult.

The HERALD CITIZEN article features a photograph of four prominent Cookeville officials posing with three Representatives from the WatchTower Cult.

Those four local Cookeville officials are:

Thomas Lynn, who is Board Chairman of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce;

Laura Canada, who is the Director of the Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Bob Bell, who is President of Tennessee Tech University; and

Mark Wilson, who is the Athletic Director at Tennessee Tech University.

Although he managed to escape being included in the photograph, George Halford, President/CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce PRAISED the two WatchTower Cult Conventions for relocating to Cookeville from Alabama.

In July 2012, as many as 10,000 cult members from Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee are expected to rally in Cookeville during two regional WatchTower Conventions hosted at Tennessee Tech's Hooper Eblen Center.

The HERALD CITIZEN news article disclosed that Cookeville officials were able to bring the two larger summer WatchTower Conventions to Cookeville because of the close working relationship that they had developed with the WatchTower Cult over the past several years by allowing the WatchTower Cult to hold smaller one and two-day state Conventions each Fall and Spring at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion for the past several years.

Local Cookeville officials expressed their hope that the WatchTower Cult will continue to return to Cookeville in the years to come. All Cookeville and Putnam County residents are invited to attend.

Local TAXPAYERS should be aware that the WatchTower Cult is notorious for demanding $$$ "subsidies" $$$ from local CITY AND COUNTY governments, local Chambers of Commerce, and local Convention & Visitors Bureaus in exchange for relocating their Conventions to a particular locale.

Local TAXPAYERS may want to give the local officials listed above a telephone call to check to see how many TAX DOLLARS were "donated" to the WatchTower Cult to get them to relocate to Cookeville.

QUESTIONS FOR TAXPAYERS to ask of George Halford, Thomas Lynn, and Laura Canada:

1. How much RENT is the WatchTower Cult paying Tennessee Tech for rental of Hooper Eblen Center? Is the contracted rental fee the full published rental fee, or was the Cult given a discount? If so, how much discount?

2. Is the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce either paying all or part of the cult's RENT to Tennessee Tech DIRECTLY, or is the Chamber of Commerce INDIRECTLY reimbursing the Cult for all or part of the cult's RENT?

3. Is the Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau either paying all or part of the cult's RENT to Tennessee Tech DIRECTLY, or is the Bureau INDIRECTLY reimbursing the Cult for all or part of the cult's RENT?

4. Has or Will the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce "donate", "grant", or otherwise "transfer" any money or any other type remuneration to the Cult?

5. Has or Will the Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau "donate", "grant", or otherwise "transfer" any money or any other type remuneration to the Cult? Specifically, is there any agreement to "kickback" to the Cult any part of the local TAXES collected during the Conventions?

6. Despite the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention & Visitors Bureau public statements sayings that they HOPE the Cult will hold future Conventions in Cookeville, is there ALREADY an agreement in place for MULTIPLE Conventions to come to Cookville in future years?

7. Are any other local government agencies or local merchant groups providing any other financial incentives or payments to the Cult?
well well

Crossville, TN

#10 May 21, 2012
you are not suppose to judge....how christ like of you all. stupid people just go ahead and push to have all that money spend in cookeville. you are all so smart and know it all. geeze. No one said you have to follow what they believe and incase you forgot you are in the good old USA where they can believe however they want. judge and you shall be judged. and everyone wonders why all the good places to eat are in cookeville...live and let live and get over yourselves.
hmmm

Crossville, TN

#11 May 21, 2012
funny how people who have never been to that church can sit and talk about what they do or do not do...lol They do believe in Jesus and all his works. They just dont put him above God. Something some just cant get.
well well

Crossville, TN

#12 May 21, 2012
they can believe however they want. why would people push to have all that money spent in another town or state??? so so smart.
well well

Crossville, TN

#13 May 21, 2012
hate to break it to you people but every single church group has converences......who cares if it is jw or baptist...try to keep that money here...geeze.
tell the truth

Hoffman Forest, NC

#14 May 21, 2012
Repost: Any religion, group, etc has bad apples and so do not judge the millions of wonderful brothers and sisters by what one has done to you. Since they do not toot their own horn and boast about all they do many people do not know that they have spent millions of hours combined helping people. ...I agree with this good apple and people need to stop being so mean

“Paradise Earth”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#15 May 21, 2012
Tell The Truth wrote:
QUESTIONS FOR TAXPAYERS to ask of George Halford, Thomas Lynn, and Laura Canada:
1. How much RENT is the WatchTower Cult paying Tennessee Tech for rental of Hooper Eblen Center? Is the contracted rental fee the full published rental fee, or was the Cult given a discount? If so, how much discount?
2. Is the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce either paying all or part of the cult's RENT to Tennessee Tech DIRECTLY, or is the Chamber of Commerce INDIRECTLY reimbursing the Cult for all or part of the cult's RENT?
3. Is the Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau either paying all or part of the cult's RENT to Tennessee Tech DIRECTLY, or is the Bureau INDIRECTLY reimbursing the Cult for all or part of the cult's RENT?
4. Has or Will the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce "donate", "grant", or otherwise "transfer" any money or any other type remuneration to the Cult?
5. Has or Will the Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau "donate", "grant", or otherwise "transfer" any money or any other type remuneration to the Cult? Specifically, is there any agreement to "kickback" to the Cult any part of the local TAXES collected during the Conventions?
6. Despite the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention & Visitors Bureau public statements sayings that they HOPE the Cult will hold future Conventions in Cookeville, is there ALREADY an agreement in place for MULTIPLE Conventions to come to Cookville in future years?
7. Are any other local government agencies or local merchant groups providing any other financial incentives or payments to the Cult?
Smart local taxpayers will realise that the REASON local officials are so keen to attract Jehovah's Witnesses conventions is because the thousands of visitors they attract bring a great deal of money into the area which eases the local tax burden.

Moreover the thousands of visitors are all very well behaved Christians so there is no downside to their gathering.

The above poster doesn't care about "local taxpayers" he is simply trying to use scare tactics to further his personal religious agenda.

Make no mistake, the whole REASON cities encourage Jehovah's Witnesses to hold their conventions with them is the large amount of money that it bring to the people of that area.

Tax payers should be GLAD for all that extra income from decent law abiding Christian visitors!

“Paradise Earth”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#16 May 21, 2012
For those interested in what Jehovah's Witnesses are really about and what they believe, here are some of their publications:

What Does the Bible Really Teach?
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bh_E...

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/gt_E...

"Bearing Thorough Witness" About God's Kingdom
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bt_E...
REALLY

United States

#17 May 21, 2012
Why is this even an issue? This is a great opportunity for business in Cookeville. So
what its a JW convention! Who cares? All religions meet and hold conventions or revivals! Grow up! Why dont you go on over to the Hoop in July and see for yourself? If you are certain without any doubt about your own personal faith/ beliefs then you wouldnt even be bothered. What's the real reason YOUR upset about the JWs?
hMMMMM

Farmington, UT

#18 May 21, 2012
Intelligent people do not want potentially violent radical religious fanatics near them.
The world's most violent terrorists are religious extremists, like Jehovah's Witnesses.
Now, Jehovah's witnesses come packing heat, ready to use on "criminals".
Part of their 'religious freedom" they hide behind, is trespassing.
It is just a matter of time before an innocent householder gets the life snuffed out of them, for not buying a Watchtower or Awake.
Read the Trayvon Martin thread if you want to see how violently radical Jehovah's witnesses can be, and those are the ones that are armed!
Since the Watchtower printed a depiction of the Pope and Satan shaking hands in their publications, a "criminal" in a JW mind can be a Priest, nun, rabbi, a boy carrying Skittles, or any person who points out that they are in a cult.
The public should be aware that the Jehovah's Witnesses are embracing guns and violence, as part of their regularly changing doctrine they call "new light"

Conventions bring very little revenue to the area they come to.
All monies go to cult leaders.
JWs are encouraged NOT to solicit local restaurants and bring their own food.
Jehovah's Witnesses do no charities or charitable acts where ever they are.
The governing demons send Jehovah's witnesses to the government they are "no part of" for any freebies and handouts they can get, and give nothing to even the starving children whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses

“Paradise Earth”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#19 May 21, 2012
hMMMMM wrote:
Intelligent people do not want potentially violent radical religious fanatics near them.
The world's most violent terrorists are religious extremists, like Jehovah's Witnesses.
Now, Jehovah's witnesses come packing heat, ready to use on "criminals".
Part of their 'religious freedom" they hide behind, is trespassing.
It is just a matter of time before an innocent householder gets the life snuffed out of them, for not buying a Watchtower or Awake.
Read the Trayvon Martin thread if you want to see how violently radical Jehovah's witnesses can be, and those are the ones that are armed!
Since the Watchtower printed a depiction of the Pope and Satan shaking hands in their publications, a "criminal" in a JW mind can be a Priest, nun, rabbi, a boy carrying Skittles, or any person who points out that they are in a cult.
The public should be aware that the Jehovah's Witnesses are embracing guns and violence, as part of their regularly changing doctrine they call "new light"
Conventions bring very little revenue to the area they come to.
All monies go to cult leaders.
JWs are encouraged NOT to solicit local restaurants and bring their own food.
Jehovah's Witnesses do no charities or charitable acts where ever they are.
The governing demons send Jehovah's witnesses to the government they are "no part of" for any freebies and handouts they can get, and give nothing to even the starving children whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses
This is nothing but FICTION from a well known anti-JW radical fanatic.

The idea that Jehovah's Witnesses are some how 'violent' or that they carry guns is totally and utterly ridiculous.

They are well known for being very peaceful law abiding Christians.

Its people like the one who posted all the made up stories that you have to worry about. They are the radical fanatics.
SOSEXPOSESCHARLA TANWTS

Yonkers, NY

#20 May 21, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
<quoted text>
This is nothing but FICTION from a well known anti-JW radical fanatic.
The idea that Jehovah's Witnesses are some how 'violent' or that they carry guns is totally and utterly ridiculous.
They are well known for being very peaceful law abiding Christians.
Its people like the one who posted all the made up stories that you have to worry about. They are the radical fanatics.
Why IS THE WTS INVOLVED IN HEDGE FUNDS USING DONATIONS OF JWS AND MINGLING WITH BIG BUISNESS ELITE CORPORATIONS?

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