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Sophie Emma Sunday, September 7, 2014
@ 2:37 PM
Good for you!!!
I just want to say congratulations to those of you who report pedophilia to CPS and/or the police. It takes courage to put yourselves on the line in order to do the right thing! I admire and applaud all of you advocates for the children who are the victims of sexual abuse. What you do for these children is what counts, not the pedophiles and their reputation and not the pearly white image any religion tries to maintain by not reporting pedophilia to the correct authorities and tries to cover up such heinous abuse for its own sake. It is the sakes of the children that matter. More power to all you who report the abuse to the right people, that is to say, CPS and the police. When a religion says that reporting the abuse of children to the authorities is bringing reproach on God, Jehovah, the Lord, whatever a religion chooses to call our heavenly Father, I think it is just the opposite. For one thing, God can most certainly take care of Himself. Just as when a person is told that they must say Jehovah when they pray to God, or their prayers might go to Satan or something (which I was told many years ago), which makes God sound developmentally disabled or something. If God knows our hearts and minds better than we do, I certainly think he knows when prayers are directed to Him! Sheesh. Anyway, when people don't report pedophilia to the proper authorities because the so-called leaders of a relgion threaten them with marking, disfellowhipping, whatever, it is THEMSELVES, the 'leaders' who are bringing reproach on THEMSELVES. If they care more about an 'image' than they do about the victims, who wants to be a part of that religion, anyway? Hang in there, you wonderful advocates, and stay brave. :-)

Sopnie Emma Saturday, September 6, 2014
@ 2:06 PM
The media
How quickly news seems to become 'yesterday's news', old news, stale news. The children, the victims of pedophilia don't stop suffering, perhaps for life, but their plight, once reported in the media and creating a flurry of intense attention for a while, disappears from the media. However, the misery of the victims never disappears. Keep the abuse in the news. Don't let it 'die down'. Because the children's suffering doesn't die down - - ever. And pedophilia continues.

jb Saturday, August 30, 2014
@ 1:53 AM
Threatened
I'm feeling better because Jehovah gave me the strength to report this case of child sexual abuse to CPS, I hope they investigate and protect these children. I did the report against the elder's will, because they told me to keep the matter between them me and the abusers, just to keep the peace of the congregation. They told me I should not talk about child sexual abuse to others in the congregation, because they could start having doubts. And if I keep on , I will be marked. They also threatened me by saying that the abusers can sue me for defamation. And this last threat: I can be disfellowshiped for reading about and supporting these apostate organizations as they call it. They are really showing Satan spirit.

DAL Saturday, August 23, 2014
@ 6:01 PM
Going to the police is best
Reporting such cases is the best course sometimes, as they will investigate and make arrests, instead of going to the elders. I failed to do this a long time ago when my daughter told me. When I confronted the elder he said he never even remembered being in my house, and made like he was my best friend. Redeeming factor, he is now in a care home and doesn't remember who own wife is. Dementia. Bless all of you.

Wt reader Sunday, August 17, 2014
@ 2:57 PM
Nov. 15, 2014 watchtower
Amazingly how eerily the photo on p.26 of the November 15th issue of the 2014 Watchtower magazine is to me. It triggered memories of being traumatized in the basement of a private home being used as a Kingdom Hall at the corner of Rt 421 and Rt 67 Mountain City, TN in 1972/1973. The Watchtower magazine (Study Edition) November 2014 - http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/w20141115/now-gods-people/ (See paragraphs 16-18) The photo was so similar, the open ceiling joists, the steel columns. I never could understand the intense fearful sensations I had when the pedophile who attacked me seven years earlier would walk so close behind me at the literature counter after the Thursday night meeting, my body would go into 'automatic high alert mode'. And then the climax, at sixteen years of age, being assigned to read the Watchtower on a Sunday, standing just a few feet from my molester Elder, who was conducting the Watchtower Study. Oh how I dreaded that assignment 'by Jehovah', but I didn't complain, as that would have been showing disloyalty. There certainly was no,"Jehovahs protection" internally for me at that 'organized congregation'. Thank God, Jehovah realized what a poor job I did, I was so nervous, he never gave that assignment to me again. That photo in my opinion is a form of psychological child abuse! http://s18.postimg.org/bzbr5c3eh/834d02jyy.jpg Notice the tight grip the young girl has of the chair in front of her, in the lower right hand corner of the photo. The fearful and insecure look on her face. Jehovah Witness children who look at that girl will pick those subtle clues up, and will internalize those insecurities. Children should see pictures of happy and content children in religious literature, not scared little boys and girls. Shame on Jehovah Witness Writing Dept.

jb Wednesday, August 6, 2014
@ 1:49 AM
I personaly have known of three cases
In my own family my ex husb now, he is a sexual abuser and the elders knowing about it, they allowed him to get baptized, and he is in good standing in the congreg. Second case a woman sexualy abuse her three children, I went to the elders to report her , I moved congr. After a few months I hear she got baptized. And this most recent case a baptized woman and her studing husband, they have been abusing all of their children acording to her words, she confess to me about it, i talked to elders ,the couple confesed to the elders, and same results NO PUNISHMENT FOR THEM, I dont know what to do , this is killing me, I feel hopeless, I have to help these poor children, I pray to Jehovah : Let your Kingdom come!

Louis Wednesday, July 30, 2014
@ 11:22 PM

just want to share my experience and testimony here..my name is Louis from UK i was married for 6 years to my husband and all of a sudden,another woman came into the picture.. he started hailing me and he was abusive..but i still loved him with all my heart and wanted him at all cost?then he filed for divorce..my whole life was turning apart and i didn't know what to do..he moved out of the house and abandoned the kids.. so someone told me about trying spiritual means to get my husband back and introduced me to a spell caster?so i decided to try it reluctantly..although i didn't believe in all those things? then when he did the special prayers and spell, after two days, my husband came back and was pleading..he had realized his mistakes..i just couldn't believe it.. any ways we are back together now and we are happy..in case anyone needs this man, his email address dr extremlovespell5@yahoo.com, his spells is for a better life.

JC Wednesday, July 30, 2014
@ 9:53 AM
Alice in Wonderland
I wonder if my mother in law knows the damage she has inflicted on her son by stripping away holidays and the like and alienating him away from everything safe and familiar. His estranged sense of faith and hatred towards religions reflects some of the damage he has incurred from her leap to the watchtower gang. The abuse of instilling fear of death by god lingers and flows over into everyday life. A life that is still haunted by memories of "what was done". At a time when his eyes should be wide open to the current events of the world he closes them tight as if trying to keep her teachings out. For those whom have suffered at the hands of their tormentors, I hope they find comfort here.

Angie Thursday, June 26, 2014
@ 4:39 AM
Victim
I am a victim of sexual child abuse at the hands of a JW. He is my father. I, like many others went to the elders for help...they did NOTHING!!!! My father admitted to everything...and they did nothing. He didn't even get DF!!! I plan on going forward and pursuing a case now hoping that more victims have a voice....by the way..my parents are still active JW....and are some of the worst people you could know....the situation is sad!!!

Prudence Sunday, May 25, 2014
@ 9:18 AM
You are a what?
A Jehovah Witness had managed to gain access into my apartment that I was renting & he was hearing from God to use my abode for his needs. He pulverized me. his wives, mistresses called and said Arthur, the intruder, did the same to them. I am not a JW, I did not hear any angelic voices for a calling into becoming a Jehovah Witness and am perturbed that this Arthur, who is unfortunately now my neighbor, was never convicted. The judge said I was his spouse and to expect battering, adding that I was a child prostitute. I was essentially a slut. I was utilized as a sex toy when I was 3 years old or least that is the earliest that I remembered.

F-B Thursday, May 8, 2014
@ 8:19 PM
Resigning at JW
I have been reading with great interest Silent Lambs, and I agree that these are terrible situations that young girls/boys have had to deal with. I also agree with your dispute on the WTC standing on this. I resigned 18 years ago, before I would be put out of JW's on the hearsay of my ex husband/another elder, who had put 2+2 together and got 10. No one would listen even though I was a baptised member before them. I am at present trying to get back, I would have assumed that my letter would have been rescinded, after talking to the committee, in a different congregation but I am still being treated as being disfellowshipped. Some of the elders have been very helpful, however, one in particular actually let the KH door close in my face. What I would like to know is, does the 'Prodigal Son' not come to mind, when something like this comes up? I am so happy you are doing such a great job for the victims of child abuse. It is very important that SOMEONE does.

Chevy j Saturday, April 26, 2014
@ 11:44 PM
Hope this takes them down
What a horrible brainwashing institution. I am so happy to be free from the bondage, of that devil organization. May you all find Christ!

zebagain Saturday, April 26, 2014
@ 6:44 AM
The Candace Conti case
What has become of the above case. Last information was the wts had appealed and the appeal was was in process. That must be nearly a year ago. update the case is still waiting for final action it should be by the end of the year.

Alex Saturday, April 12, 2014
@ 5:23 AM
Governing Body teaching is not bible based.
Newly created position not found in bible called 'Governing Body' is an opportunity for a handful of older men to play gods and control their followers lives. Must be willing to lie and stretch the truth. Must be willing to ensure the 'old boys club' is Gods only channel of communication to the earth. (Can anyone say cult)?

DWT Sunday, March 30, 2014
@ 4:54 PM
Former JW
I am now an Apostate JW because I spoke out against a former Circuit Overseer who was molesting children in every congregation he visited. When my "fellow brothers" refused to turn him in to authorities I called it in myself. I was not DF'D but was labelled Apostate. They are now selling Kingdom Halls in our area. The excuse is because there are no elders in that congregation. I know it is a money grab. My wife, who is still a slave to this evil cult attended the spring assembly. The one she attended prior to this one they asked for $5,000.00 to cover the cost in their own assembly hall, which is owned free and clear. This last one in March 2014 only six months later they asked for $10,000.00 How did the cost double in six months? They have known for years about the child abuse and have protected the abusers which you already know. The only place to get their attention is in the courts. Keep up the good work.

GR Wednesday, March 19, 2014
@ 5:15 AM
Hiding
I had to go into hiding, it's been 2 years now since my father (an elder) threaten our life's (both my wife & I). I don't want to hide anymore & why should someone have a right to do that? I was baptized in 1982 & love Jehovah with all my heart, but why? This makes no sense & now no one talks to us like we did something wrong. Why? Why? Why? Someone answer please.............. Please contact Silentlambs we can help

jd Friday, March 14, 2014
@ 1:05 PM
why bother?
If the Witnesses are wrong then really we are the ones that suffer but if they are right we won't. So discussing it to point out every letter or bad person who has claimed to be one is lunacy. Let the thing boil out if you are right it is a hoax what have you replaced it with a perfect truth you personally have found. It is a crap shoot and I choose the Witness side only because there are more good things by far than bad, and he does forgive right?

Alex Sunday, March 2, 2014
@ 8:19 PM
Wrong on so many levels the Watchtower leadership.
Isn't there something wrong right from the beginning when a handful of men (calling themselves the Governing Body) create teachings that they are Gods only channel of communication to Gods followers? These men are nothing but low profile high control leaders. This group is so controlling and dangerous on so many levels including the child abuse issue. These men leaders are dangerous and need to be exposed.

Dal Wednesday, February 26, 2014
@ 2:13 PM
Narrow view
Just saw some Jws Coffeeshop, I am an ex jw they were afraid to talk to me. As a very prominent elder I found they weren't reporting to police child molestation cases, I brought these up and they will not talk to me even though I wasn't Disfellowshipped. They are so brainwashed to believe the Watchtower lying about lawsuits saying they are not true, I will in turn speak out even to some of them,they don't know what to say. Sad sad cases. They now overhear me talking to others trying to report me so they can disfellowship me. I will not play their game.God's blessing to all of you,Dal

vicky b Monday, February 17, 2014
@ 11:34 PM
The identifying mark is love...
What a joke! The JW's have deemed me bad association since I discovered their dirty little secrets. I'm 60 years old and what should be a wonderful time with my 7 grandchildren is not for I will spoil useful habits. I cannot even speak to them. These arrogant, evil, and self- righteous disgust me.

BK Sunday, February 16, 2014
@ 8:26 AM
The Secret Elders Manual Regarding Child Abuse
Hello. Recently the elders manual that regular members are not allowed to see was leaked online. I wrote an article about what it has to say about sexual abuse and rape which is very disturbing. The link to download the manual is added in the article. Here it is: http://bk42author.hubpages.com/_2enir8o4sbqb7/hub/Victimizing-the- Victim-How-One-Religion-Handles-the-Matter-of-Rape-and-Child-Sexual- Abuse

LL Monday, January 27, 2014
@ 4:44 PM
maybe it's not too late
I filed a police report well past the statute of limitations in my state, because I had been told it can be helpful to the case of any new victims. Well, surprise, surprise, my breaking silence contributed to my attacker getting disfellowshipped recently. I assume they are responding more because of all the civil cases . It's 16 years overdue and not justice, but at least he's not under their protection anymore! So report your attackers, even if it's too late for you...you may indirectly help someone else!

S C Friday, January 24, 2014
@ 4:40 AM

I have read some of these and it's unreal. I want to tell my own story about this organization.

Alex Sunday, January 19, 2014
@ 3:24 PM
Watchtower tears apart non-witness families.
Chilliwack family blames RCMP for failing to return their daughter http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chilliwack- family-blames-rcmp-for-failing-to-return-their-daughter- 1.2501557

Feel Lost and Confused..... Friday, December 27, 2013
@ 8:05 AM
How could he not be responsible???
I just heard William Lynn had his conviction of endangering children over turned....saying it is the job of parents to protect the child....even though he knew the priests conduct he sent to another parish [that did not know] and he kept quiet and did not warn anyone. Lynn knew so how could the parents protect their kids when they are not given the TOOLS (for example being told new priest was a sexual predator) Lynn knew and he knew a priest's job involved dealing with children (alter boys etc)...By not telling or warning new parish this priest was sent to he ENDANGERED CHILDREN... There is such a thing in Canada called of "vicarious liablity"...He would be held accountable here because the job description involved dealing with children...in other words protect the child.

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