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Maluenda Tuesday, May 15, 2007
@ 8:18 AM
WOW! I wish I could hug you. I think you should start a elder training school. Many times, jw's think we are trying to do away with their religion all together. That's not the point here it's to change policy and save children from abuse. There are so many good and faithful people in this organization it's a shame that egocentric men ruin everything. Again, I wish I could hug you! I'm sure you have Jehovahs blessing and he smiles down on you and your insight and love! Blessings to you!

JamieJ Tuesday, May 15, 2007
@ 6:00 AM
Welcome CJH and Melina & Crystal!!
Welcome to silentlambs and thanks for your posts. I also want to thank Crystal for being such a support for Charlie. It has been wonderful for him to be back in contact with family members he was cut off from all his life and whom he was told were bad people. Funny, those so called bad people are the ones that are there for you with true love.

TB Tuesday, May 15, 2007
@ 3:39 AM
True Courage
I just wanted to comment about Bill Bowen's Website, and that I'm so glad he started it and puts all this work into it. There is not another like it. Bill's mother should be proud of him, I am. I'm a JW. I have no desire to dissasociate myself or otherwise repudiate JW doctrine and yet I know of many cases of JW molestation and have fought it and it has happened to my own family (by Elders). How can people blindly follow JW Elders while those guys molest and cover up molestation. They will sacrifice anyone in order to cover up things which will keep their precious Elder Positions intact. There are more ex-JW's in the US than current JW's. Many, Many, Many of these Exes, Push-outs, Fade-outs, Run-outs and Walk-outs have been molested or their family members have. I talked to an Elder about this and with all sincerity he said to me: "I've never seen any molstation victims around here (in his hall)". The reason there are no victims around his hall is that the Victims have all left the truth, the Perps are still there. Is that fair? Our Org is bleeding and we definitely need this Sunshine to cleanse us. I would change the rules so that Rogue Elders could be voted out of the BOE by the rank and file Pubs, "Voted off the Island". This would empower the Pubs and would be the only thing to protect them, since I've never known a single case of Elders kicking out other Elders for molestation. I'd bet there are hundreds of current JW's like me that "Lurk" on the site. Believe me, it's a relief to know that there are others who are not blind to this. Only by publicizing this issue to the media can our Elder Regimes and ORG ever get cleansed. I like how Robert King describes our current state and that we as JWs are in for a refining. This is the refinement work that is prophesied in JW Publications. But they think that the refinement work will weed out those who don't blindly obey Elders, what they don't know is that it will weed out all the Rogue Elders and molesting creeps.

M.A.N. Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 8:18 PM
Re: Bill's mother
I realize that many here ask about me if I don't post on a regular basis. Some know that my health is not good. I just wanted to say that I'm feeling okay and will post within a day or two. I need to do some research first in my college psychology books. No matter how we feel about the victims and our disgust at the WT, I try to understand why certain people believe the things they do and then try to help them. Although I doubt that this will change Bill's mother, the principles involved might help others. I also am going to indulge my hobby tomorrow, which is target shooting. So I should have something to post by Tuesday evening. It might be in two or three parts, but I'd like to be thorough. I also hope to include some of the information that is available here in Florida, where as I stated before, they take this topic very seriously. Some child molesters receive the death penalty. Florida does NOT play around with this. I will try to include the psychology and the legal aspects of abuse in my comments. I appreciate all the effort everyone is making. I haven't seen the guestbook this busy in all the years that I've been posting. Oh, and I also need to include the information about my own situation, since my child was raped and molested by a JW when she was 9 years old. So I have much to consider. My best to all. M.A.N.

Maluenda Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 7:54 PM
To Milena
Thank you so much for your support. It makes us feel so good to know that we have support. As the witnesses are exposed more and more our support grows larger. That's good because as an abuse survivor it lets me know that more people are watchingand hopefully as a result more children will be saved or rescued from the grasp and abuse of this horrible cult. Please tell everyone you know to come here and learn about what is really going on with this cult. Thanks again for your support. It means so much. Blessings and peace to you!

Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 6:45 PM
Bill's mother
I thought Bill's mother's letter was kind of hard to follow, as she came across as perhaps rather unstable. It's very, very sad that she has reached a point where she can't seem to recognize who her son really is, what a courageous, kind, caring person he is to put himself out there to help terribly hurting victims. Anyone who could make excuses for a religion that demonizes victims and pampers molesters and rapists has to be sick. That is how her letter struck me, as kind of sick. This woman is not well, I don't think. She needs help with her thinking. It's truly so very sad that she is in such a confused mindset. Her letter was not rational. I hope that she gets help, and, of course, I don't mean from any elders. They will only intensify her illness with their own irrationality and lack of real logic. I feel for her. I think she needs our compassion and sympathy. She should admire her son and be so proud of him! He is a giver, and he has given so much of himself to so many people! He has even put his own self on the line to do this. He deserves his mother's loving admiration, not her sick contempt.

Milena Morris Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 6:17 PM
Thank you Silent Lambs!!
Hello, I just wanted to say thank you so much for what you are doing here. Standing up for those who were abused in so many ways by the JW organization, is very honorable. I wish nothing but the best for the silentlambs organization, and I SEND MY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SUPPORT TO EVERY BRAVE SURVIVOR of abuse. You are loved beyond measure. Many Blessings, MJ

Maluenda Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 2:10 PM
RE: The mother
This woman is Bill's mother. Maybe we should all write her a letter explaining what a positive impact Bill has had on our lives. Maybe we should all explain to her that she is anything but a witness of God. What do you think?

PCW Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 2:01 PM
Jehovah's Witness Mother Responds
How could any mother disown a child this way? Doesn't she see she is disowning a part of herself? She has very serious problems that go far beyond her son.

Maluenda Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 12:58 PM
To Krystal
Welcome Krystal! I just wanted to tell you I had the pleasure of meeting your family and they are wonderful and brave people! It's not easy to stand up and say you've been victimized. I too was very proud of them! Blessings to you!

Maluenda Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 12:56 PM
Welcome! I'm so glad you were able to escape the abuse. Many are still trapped in silence and despair. I hope you'll stay with us and help with this fight. Often times we forget that the parents want to go to the police but feel like there hands are tied after being coerced by the elders with threats of disfellowshipping if they go to the police. Hearing and being able to communicate with people like yourself gives others hope that they too can find an escape route. If anyone out there feels trapped we are here to help you escape. Just call the 800 number or email us. Blessings!

Janet Bowen Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 12:22 PM
Thanks to All!
I just wanted to say 'Hello' to all that post here on our silentlambs guestbook, and thank you for your kind words and support either here, emails or phone calls. Bill and I have been married for 1 1/2 yrs and I have had the privilege of only meeting some of you. I wish I could meet you all in person. I sit by Bill's side everyday in our office as his side- kick and do what ever possible to help him continue the work of supporting abuse survivors. You are the true hero's. Hero's for standing up and courageously saying 'NO MORE' to Watchtower in shamefully covering up child abuse. It is a team effort to help save the children from future abuse due to Watchtower's unwillingness to change their policies that hurt children. My favorite saying is "If we can only save one child"!!! Thank you also to our 'silentlambs team moderators' who take time out of each day and moderate our guestbook. Your tireless effort gives everyone a chance to speak out and find true comfort and support. We appreciate you greatly!! Please continue to come here and post. If you have any questions or concerns, email us. We will be glad to give you the facts!!! Once again, thank you for your comments and support as we continue to fight for what is right. Janet Bowen

Crystal K Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 11:42 AM
Keep up the great work!!
Hello, I watched the news clips from last week. My cousin Charles J and his family were there to speak out. I'm so proud of them and all of you who are working so hard to protect children and put these people behind bars!!! Keep up the great work!! Crystal Keli Los Angeles, CA

CJH Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 10:40 AM
Save Our Children
The cover-up has and does go on. I was the wife of an Elder.........WAS is the key word! I could not continue to look the other way, while women and children were abused (including myself) and the authorities were not contacted. Everything ugly was swept under the rug in the name of protecting Jehovah's name and his organization. Threats of disfellowshipping kept members quiet. I got help through an organization called Refuge House. I still have a strong faith in God and through counseling have let go of my anger. Keep up the good work!

David W Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 9:24 AM
To Maluenda
Im not sure if the local media here has anything like that, but I will check.-------------------- --------------------------------- It would be cool if we can plan something for this summer. I havent picketed a Kingdom Hall in 2 years, and Im getting a little rusty.

Maluenda Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 8:46 AM
To Dave
That's great. I just met him and his family. They are wonderful people. I'm glad you guys are in touch. Wish we were closer. We definitely have to get a group together this summer and see if we can't get the media to do a story on us picketing. Does the news station have a big window? We do here and you can watch them tape the news. People stand out there with signs all the time and then they come out and interview people at the end of the show. Do you have anything like that? I bet we could get a nice size group. Blessings!

David W Monday, May 14, 2007
@ 6:13 AM
That's great
I would love to meet up this summer. I have a spare bedroom and would put up as many that could sleep on the floor.-------- --------------------------------- --------------------------------- There was a misunderstanding, apparently my email got deleted off the email list when this site crashed. I thought maybe I was being overlooked, and wasnt even wanted. If you ever lose my email again, remember I go by the name "Junction-Guy" on all of the JW related boards, so you can find me there if needed.----- --------------------------------- --------------------------------- Yes I met Charlie a while back, and we had a long discussion over his lunch break. We have recently started emailing again, and I will meet again with him shortly, and also meet his wife.

JB Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 11:15 PM
Is Brenda B. Bill Bowen's Mother?
If Brenda B. is Bill Bowen's mother, I have nothing to say to her, but I would like to address him. Please ignore her ramblings. They are nothing more than the chants of a person driven insane by a dangerous, brain washing cult. My mother disowned me 20 years ago when I was disfellowshipped for leaving an abusive JW husband who was trying to kill me. Sometimes I have to wonder who is crazier, him, a diagnosed paranoid psychophrenic or her, a woman who would turn her back on a daughter who was physically abused for years at the hands of a JW. Then I am snapped back to reality and realize that my mom, like Brenda B. is no better off than a mumbling, fumbling mental patient who refuses to get help. ___________________________________________________________ Silent Lambs Moderation Team Reply: Yes, Brenda is Bill's biological mother. Isn't that a shame that she's so brainwashed she has lost her God given love for her son. His crime: exposing crimes and protecting children. Sad. Very sad.

Maluenda Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 8:56 PM
To Charlie
That's great! Maybe we should all plan a date to get together over the summer!

Charlie J Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 8:22 PM
Dave W
I have met Dave and have spoken to him recently.

Maluenda Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 6:43 PM
Welcome To Jamie and Charlie
Wasn't Nashville empowering! I'm so glad you joined us here on the GB! It was great meeting you both and the family too. Dave W lives up your way maybe you guys can get together and picket some KH's. He promised to take me out picketing when I go to see my in laws up that way. It would be awesome if we could all get together and do it! Let me know if you want me to email you the pics I took. They turned out great! I hope you had a great mother's day Jamie. I sure did! I feel very loved and appreciated. But I had already come back from Nashville on cloud 9 that was a great way to start the weekend! Love and blessings to all!

Charlie J Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 3:21 PM
Dear Brenda B
This would be my reponse to the email received from the mother in Hot Springs: I am one of the victims abused by Jehovah's Witness elders, whom your son has helped. For 36 years I have been abused by Witnesses in more ways than one, one of which was sexually. At 36 I was on the verge of suicide from manic depression. I found your son, and he saved my life. Yet you say he is a terrible person?? I don't see how a person who puts himself at risk for other human beings could cause you humiliation. If you are humiliated by your son who knowingly puts himself on trial for victims benefit, then your loss. If you choose to believe that following the rigid rules of such imperfect men, like the Pharasees of Jesus' day, is more important than proctecting a child, then your priorities are wrong. This has nothing to do with you, this is solely about protecting victims. Your son has a new family of thousands that loves him.

Jamie J Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 3:01 PM
Hello & Happy Mother's Day
This is my first time actually viewing the guestbook, but I have viewed the webpage on numerous occasions. My husband was abused by an elder when he was about 8 years old. We were able to attend the press conference in Nashville last week, and are so glad we did. Silentlambs is doing a wonderful job. We love you guys. If anyone in the Maryville or Knoxville area needs someone to talk to, please feel free to post to the guestbook. We will be checking it regularly from now on.

Maluenda Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 1:53 PM
To Karolyn
Thank you! TY! I'm covered in mud from digging in the garden and happy as a lark! A little stinky too! LOL! Hope your having a great day too! Blessings

Karolyn Sunday, May 13, 2007
@ 1:33 PM
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there who try to do what's right for your children. I hope you get pampered a little and have a good time with your kids, no matter how old or young. :)

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