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U.S. court grants Jehovah's Witnesses access to Puerto Rico's gated communities

There are 181 comments on the Springfield News Leader story from Feb 12, 2011, titled U.S. court grants Jehovah's Witnesses access to Puerto Rico's gated communities. In it, Springfield News Leader reports that:

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- A federal appeals court in the United States has ordered gated communities across Puerto Rico to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can engage in their First Amendment right to proselytize.

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AuroraMom

Roselle, IL

#1 Feb 12, 2011
Warning to Puerto Ricans: Don't open your door, these people are nuts and think they "cure" pedophilia, along with any other criminal behavior, so they send them to your door.

Yes every member MUST go door banging as this is a requirement of the WBTS. Nowhere in the Bible does it say anybody needs to spend at least 5 hours a week selling propaganda, but that is one of the most important parts of being a cult member in good standing.
This includes pedophiles and thieves.
Just because they can ring your bell, doesn't mean you have to answer it!!
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Feb 12, 2011
AuroraMom wrote:
Warning to Puerto Ricans: Don't open your door, these people are nuts and think they "cure" pedophilia, along with any other criminal behavior, so they send them to your door.
Yes every member MUST go door banging as this is a requirement of the WBTS. Nowhere in the Bible does it say anybody needs to spend at least 5 hours a week selling propaganda, but that is one of the most important parts of being a cult member in good standing.
This includes pedophiles and thieves.
Just because they can ring your bell, doesn't mean you have to answer it!!
Are you still with your anti JW hate?

Year in, year out...this apostate is always deceiving everyone with "warnings" and "alarmist advices"...against a religion.

Its been a while I haven't posted in the JW forum...good thing you came here, looking for me and you know I am not to take your stupidity lightly.
AuroraMom

Roselle, IL

#3 Feb 12, 2011
I have found that most people are ignorant about the abuses of children in the Jehovah's witness cult.

The public needs to know that Jehovah's Witnesses require pedophiles and other criminals to go door banging, and they send innocent children in with groups so the public won't immediately slam the door.

Yes, I do hate this, and the vast majority of the public do NOT want pedophiles and other criminals scoping our their property for victims.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#4 Feb 12, 2011
Jehovah's Witnesses would not go to court.. they are not litigous. God will sort things out. They are no part of the world.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#5 Feb 12, 2011
AuroraMom wrote:
I have found that most people are ignorant about the abuses of children in the Jehovah's witness cult.
The public needs to know that Jehovah's Witnesses require pedophiles and other criminals to go door banging, and they send innocent children in with groups so the public won't immediately slam the door.
Yes, I do hate this, and the vast majority of the public do NOT want pedophiles and other criminals scoping our their property for victims.
You sound like those who go around all over Topix posting that Catholics and gays are pedophiles, also.
Your anti JW agenda always gives you away and reduces the seriousness of your message.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#6 Feb 12, 2011
Oh lookie, Jorge is back, PR's premier troll.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Feb 12, 2011
All-Hail-K wrote:
Oh lookie, Jorge is back, PR's premier troll.
And you come all the way from the JW forum, following me....LOL
bimbo ul

Dundalk, MD

#8 Feb 12, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
And you come all the way from the JW forum, following me....LOL
are you circuit overseas of JW in puerto rico??
if yes?
are you clean of all earthly sinfull trash Romans 1;18-31
verse 27
and Gal 5;17-21..

do you have a right to talk and defend Jw in puerto rico?

who gave you a rights to talk and deffend this organization?

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>And you come all the way from the JW forum, following me....LOL
Sorry this is the only jw forum i post on

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#10 Feb 12, 2011
When a person..lives in a gated community.. They generally live there...For that very reason.. They chose not to be bothered ..solicited.. Kind of like putting up a no Trespassing sign.. and removing the door bell..
To take away that right..is..not.. right.. I don't care who thinks so.. When Christ was faced with those that ..did not want to hear what he had to say.. he shook the dust from his feet..at left..Does that not..tell you something??? Yet the JW.. think that their rights are violated.. GOOD GRIEF...
Does not the bible ..ever apply to them??

bronck burger

Bayonne, NJ

#11 Feb 12, 2011
JUST TELL THESE hovath's that you donate blood , while shooting a 16oz can of beer. THEN OFFER THEM some FRIED CHICKEN ,WATER MELON, AND ORANGE SODA. and they will never come near your home again.

Since: Jul 10

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#12 Feb 12, 2011
bronck burger wrote:
JUST TELL THESE hovath's that you donate blood , while shooting a 16oz can of beer. THEN OFFER THEM some FRIED CHICKEN ,WATER MELON, AND ORANGE SODA. and they will never come near your home again.
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.Hmm! I doubt that would work around here.. People in the north county.. Don't seem to listen to what a householder has to say.. they are only interested in getting out ..what they..have been told to say. You might send that menu up though.. I'm due for lunch..:)

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#13 Feb 12, 2011
All-Hail-K wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses would not go to court.. they are not litigous. God will sort things out. They are no part of the world.
hee hee. now you know that only appies to the members.. not the WTS.. Who's always going to court .
TPMP 35

Elizabeth, NJ

#14 Feb 13, 2011
All-Hail-K wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses would not go to court.. they are not litigous. God will sort things out. They are no part of the world.
Heh "AHK", How are you?. Hope you and your family are well... Long time no post...... I needed a badly needed break from the sites after we got back from vacation.... I'm also quite busy these days and just got tired of the daily rancor. It is not a good spiritual place.

Anyways, on your point on JW's going to court. JW's are constantly in court. they have been in the forefront of many legal battles involving religion and the right to proselytize. they have also been dragged into court countless times.

In fact, most of the legal battles they have fought and won has been benefited all religions in the U.S.......They have set several precedents through the years. Not only here but throughout the world. Check it out on the net

JW's have faced many legal hurdles. They win a majority of them eventually.

TPMP 35

unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#15 Feb 13, 2011
gated communities are just that. to keep solicitors out. what the heck? this is wrong. people pay extra money to live in gated communities and live peacefully only to have the sc take away our rights to be free??? sucks to be in Puerto Rico

here a law was passed that says a person can put up a no trespassing sign and if someone trespasses they have the right to tell people to get off.

maybe others should protest when they go to their homes and disturb them

my problem is we don't know who is knocking at the door. why should i open the door to strangers? no way not at my home

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#16 Feb 13, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
<quoted text>Heh "AHK", How are you?. Hope you and your family are well... Long time no post...... I needed a badly needed break from the sites after we got back from vacation.... I'm also quite busy these days and just got tired of the daily rancor. It is not a good spiritual place.

Anyways, on your point on JW's going to court. JW's are constantly in court. they have been in the forefront of many legal battles involving religion and the right to proselytize. they have also been dragged into court countless times.

In fact, most of the legal battles they have fought and won has been benefited all religions in the U.S.......They have set several precedents through the years. Not only here but throughout the world. Check it out on the net

JW's have faced many legal hurdles. They win a majority of them eventually.

TPMP 35
Hey TP glad to see you back. Im on the road myself a bit. Not for long.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#17 Feb 13, 2011
I wouldn't think just anyone could enter gated communities anyway, irregardless of any law. AND I would say not answering the door is certainly one way to handle the situation, if you don't want to be bothered by anyone, who knocks on your door. I have found that to be the case at times, when I went to doors. Sometimes maybe see someone discreetly peep out behind a curtain, but not answer the door. Its much better than being mean to someone.
unlisted wrote:
gated communities are just that. to keep solicitors out. what the heck? this is wrong. people pay extra money to live in gated communities and live peacefully only to have the sc take away our rights to be free??? sucks to be in Puerto Rico
here a law was passed that says a person can put up a no trespassing sign and if someone trespasses they have the right to tell people to get off.
maybe others should protest when they go to their homes and disturb them
my problem is we don't know who is knocking at the door. why should i open the door to strangers? no way not at my home
TPMP 35

Elizabeth, NJ

#18 Feb 13, 2011
The preaching work in PR is going smoothly.

PR has one of the highest witness to general population ratios in the world. It has for quite some time.

Then again we are only less than 4 million.

About 1,ooo witnesses migrate to the states yearly following the general population trend.

Also as in most other Latin countries (family ties are strong) whole immediate families tend to convert, unlike the Continental US in that respect where individuals tend to convert first. Although there are exceptions. Of course.

Many of the witness numbers there are whole families.

TPMP 35
Dave Lopes

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Feb 13, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
The preaching work in PR is going smoothly.
PR has one of the highest witness to general population ratios in the world. It has for quite some time.
Then again we are only less than 4 million.
About 1,ooo witnesses migrate to the states yearly following the general population trend.
Also as in most other Latin countries (family ties are strong) whole immediate families tend to convert, unlike the Continental US in that respect where individuals tend to convert first. Although there are exceptions. Of course.
Many of the witness numbers there are whole families.
TPMP 35
What a phony and confused person you are, in the Puerto Rico forums you kept on telling us that you were not a a Jehovah witness and here you tell us otherwise...You are so full of it and the most unforgiving person of Topix who calls himself a Christian....He that doth not forgive his brother, like Jorge, will never be forgiven by God Jehovah either....Don't fool God cause you are only fooling your own self as we are not fooled by you no longer.
bystander no more

Citrus Heights, CA

#20 Feb 13, 2011
bimbo ul wrote:
<quoted text>
are you circuit overseas of JW in puerto rico??
if yes?
are you clean of all earthly sinfull trash Romans 1;18-31
verse 27
and Gal 5;17-21..
do you have a right to talk and defend Jw in puerto rico?
who gave you a rights to talk and deffend this organization?
LOL! Bimbo!

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