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September 2001 Guestbook

Remote User:

Date: 01 Sep 2001

Time: 12:33:29

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Although I am not a JW, I think that this is a great place of refuge for those who have been molested. I was molested as a child and I know how difficult it is just to be believed outside an organization like the watchtower. So I am glad they have a place to go where their cries can be justified. But I do wonder why, when faced with the big picture of the cover ups (via WATCHTOWER governing policies) that more people aren't questioning the validity of the WT as the sole conduit to God on earth. . . . . Certainly Jehovah would never allow such rules and regulations that destroy the very lives of his lambs by such a magnitude of sin within "His church". IF the gov. body of the WT hears from Jehovah. . . . . certainly Jehovah would have spoken to someone in the society to FIX this travesty LONG before now. I see from all I have read nothing but cowardice,fear,manipulation, lies,and a TOTAL lack of concern for the body of Christ coming from the one place that JW's place their faith and that is the WT governing body itself. I would run from any organization whose greater concern is for their "image" rather than Gods people. That is NOT of Jehovah!! To me, there is a perpetuation of the cover ups (perhaps unknowingly) through the hearts and minds of all JW's ( affected or unaffected by this pedophilia) by standing by and continuing to support an Organization with such a deep deep spiritual and moral problem. I can only assume that the policy that has been 'on the books ' so to speak, from its inception of the organizations regulations, that's a long time,to long. If this attitude of covering up pedophiles were held by local public schools I wonder what the JW's would do to stand up against them? If they follow the status quo and cover it up ,ignore disbelieve any accusations they would then be true to form. So if they spoke out. . . it would be hypocrisy. This SIN is of great magnitude, as the bible says a little leaven spoils the whole lump. . . . In my opinion the Watchtower Organization has cultivated so much leaven (sin) that the organization's claim to being Jehovah's organization on earth no longer has credibility. Only someone who is fearful can continue to support this organization, only those who have been told that if they leave they turn their backs on Jehovah. Well that's NOT what the bible teaches me. All those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved! There are no denominations in the Kingdom of God. Its not so much ,the trusting people who have followed the WT that have literally sinned . . . . but the so called "tenders of the flock" . . . . they are the very ones who have lied ,deceived and critically harmed all involved by their actions,or lack their of. Those who fit that category will have to stand before Jehovah one day and explain exactly why they allowed His precious lambs to be harmed/sinned against and then did nothing. . . . all in HIS NAME. May God have mercy on them.

Jesus Is Lord. . . . Laura

Remote User:

Date: 02 Sep 2001

Time: 16:22:22

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Very interesting, please continue showing us the truth. L. maat@br. inter. net - Brazil

Remote User:

Date: 06 Sep 2001

Time: 13:42:25

Comments:

Hello,

I was raised as a JW and as a child growing up I seen the potential for child abuse. I remember when I was a young boy, a good elder in the congregation would take advantage of me while giving me music lessons. I never reported the incidents but have heard stories now about how he did the same thing to others in the congregation.

My sons tell me about his buddies dad that was abusing his own children for 20 years. He is now in jail but it makes you wonder if the elders were aware of the problem after it had going on in the congregation for so many years. I know first hand by my own experience with them how arrogant they are when dealing with potential emotional situations, that requires a professional counseling. I was going through some very trying emotional problems about seven years ago. I could have been suicidal but their response at the time was to disfellowship me. They do not believe in seeking outside counseling on such potentially harmfully situations for their members. Their attitude is always either you listen to us or tough luck to you.

All the best in your lawsuits, it will be an up hill battle for you.


Will

Remote User:

Date: 09 Sep 2001

Time: 17:17:01

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We were disfellowshipped in 1988 for questioning org theology. We never knew about this horrific cover up. We only thought institutions such as R/C would make way for such behaviour. I am stunned about the two (2) witnesses. Of course thy would take someone along!!!! You are a worthwhile person doing a wonderful service. I mentally support you. Do you need donations? Christian love Vida Gallo

Remote User:

Date: 09 Sep 2001

Time: 17:19:35

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Forgot my email Vida Gallo vgallo@powerup. com. au

Remote User:

Date: 10 Sep 2001

Time: 17:53:35

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I was raised a JW, and I was abused mentally, and sexually. I never spoke out, because when I did, I was labeled a liar. It was an downward spiral from there. I have found my peace though, and I left the BORG when I was 13. . . it's taken over 10 years to rid myself of the feelings of guilt, despair, and self hatred. I'm now a Pagan. . . I have no fear of any hereafter despite what I was taught. I figure, that no hell in any religion in the after life, will compare to the hell I've already lived through. As for being destroyed in Armageddon. . . if I survived. . . eternal life with these kind of monsters would be no paradise for me. I wish you luck in all your endeavors, and I hope you finally expose them for what they are. There are no greater demons and devils than the ones who use their power to harm in the name of God.

Remote User:

Date: 11 Sep 2001

Time: 05:34:54

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Thank you for this website. Please keep up the work you are doing, may God really bless you in your work and may He lead people to this site. I feel very sad that protection is not more freely and publicly available.

Allan Christy. reachout@sctemail. co. uk

Remote User:

Date: 11 Sep 2001

Time: 19:11:29

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For one to go against the status quo and buck wrongdoing, takes a very special person. Thank you from Nova Scotia, Canada, for addressing these innocent persons damaged by Watchtower Society personnel. It is high time they too are exposed. Thanks for exposing such horrific deeds hid by Jehovah's Witnesses all over the world.

Remote User:

Date: 18 Sep 2001

Time: 00:01:58

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Wow! I was raised in the JW's org, and also a victim of abuse by my grandfather, stepfather and older brother. I didn't tell anyone, but left the JW's at 14. Horrible as the stories are, they do not surprise me. A male dominated supremacy, of course they protect their own. Women are second class citizens,not allowed the simplest of freedoms, relegated to status of second best. It all goes hand in hand, does it not?

Remote User:

Date: 18 Sep 2001

Time: 02:11:34

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Thank -you for this valuable website. It was comforting to know I'm not the only one. Something you believe when you are both a J. W and an abuse victim. I will continue to visit here and tell the many friends who also have had similar experiences. Thank-you again, Natalie

Remote User:

Date: 18 Sep 2001

Time: 02:15:37

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forgot my email down here in Australia natanderson@optusnet. com. au

Remote User:

Date: 18 Sep 2001

Time: 17:53:31

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Children need someone they can trust looking after their interest and the only way the law of the land will work is to take advantage of it. Crimes against children is among the worse so keep up the good work you have provided and outlet for victims.

Remote User:

Date: 19 Sep 2001

Time: 14:23:51

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I think you are taking an active, loving approach to this problem of "sexual-abuse" on God's little children. I can not accept the "keep it within the organization" view that has been handed down from the Governing body to the local elders. Anyone who covers up such a "sin/serious wrong doing" is just as guilty as committing the "sin/sin serious wrong doing"!

Mike Monroe, WI.

Remote User:

Date: 21 Sep 2001

Time: 04:47:43

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Thank-you for this amazing website. It has brought me great comfort to know that others understand. I was raised as a JW and was molested since I was eight by an elder. The facts you have mentioned on covering this up are one hundred percent accurate and the life of hell it breeds for the victims is further trauma to an already damaged mind. I have been dealing with this for 15 years and my life as I see it well never be "normal". I recently have been forced to make the decision to move home with my parents who are JW's (my father an elder and my mother a regular pioneer) and the fear of that at my age still leaves me scared to death. People need to understand the destruction these molesters create in the lives of those they touch. I wish most of the time that it would have been better if he killed me after. My parents, the elders, did nothing!! Thank-you for helping save some other young children from having to endure this nightmare. blaineleal@hotmail. com

Remote User:

Date: 21 Sep 2001

Time: 17:45:14

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MY MOTHER WHO JUST RECENTLY WAS REUNITED WITH HER BROTHER AFTER BEING SEPARATED FOR 27 YEARS HAS BECOME A JW. HER BROTHER GOT HER BRAINWASHED, I MEAN INTERESTED IN IT. I WAS GIVEN THE CHALLENGE TO FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE WT. I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS THOUGH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Remote User:

Date: 24 Sep 2001

Time: 18:04:06

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Brotherc2002@yahoo. com Very informative site!

Remote User:

Date: 26 Sep 2001

Time: 19:27:23

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Yet another thing wrong with this horrible cult. Keep up the good work in exposing these atrocities and helping the innocent. Rhett Bourland rbourlan@evansville. net

Remote User:

Date: 28 Sep 2001

Time: 11:05:41

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I was raised JW and recently began deprogramming my thought process. In the 25 years I practiced I knew of several of these happenings. One "brother" who was an elder at the time was molesting several early teenagers and even his own children. He was removed and disfellowshipped when he was sent to prison for it. He now again is an active member of the congregation and his past is hush-hush. I cannot understand why this is kept quiet, for one thing it is public info and furthermore in the "world" it is posted if a known pedophile is living in the neighborhood. I also had several male cousins who were molested by an uncle before he became a "believer", this has been brought to the attention of his congregation, yet he continues as an Elder and active member, no one has been notified of his past. To all persons who have been abused please STAY STRONG and continue publicize this sin for the protection of all children whose parents drag them into this believe system. As a mom I want to THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE!!!!!

Remote User:

Date: 29 Sep 2001

Time: 23:49:16

Comments:

AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE CALLED 'CHRISTIANS'

SOFIAROSE26@AOL. COM


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