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KK Tuesday, May 24, 2016
@ 5:20 AM
keep on doing what is right
I was shocked by those news of sexual abuse. They should have done something about it.

D.H. Saturday, February 13, 2016
@ 10:06 PM
Rape and the congregation
I was a JW and raped at 15. I did not want to talk with the elders about what happened to me, so I was DF'D. My parents said I was ruined and no one would want to marry me. I was denied couciling unless I wanted to talk with the elders. So, since I was told I was ruined, I just went nuts and got pregnant by 16. I left at 16 and never went back.

George K Thursday, January 28, 2016
@ 5:00 PM
Great work
Former pioneer with Watchtower 23 years. Left many years ago and sponsored nation 800 # outreach. I appreciate your work and wish to be helpful to you financially and otherwise. Limited resources but want to contribute. You took an approach that was unique and undeniable. Thank you. George

DAL Sunday, November 29, 2015
@ 4:38 PM
40 yrs passed since 1975
It is now a long time since the end of this system was to come. They have also changed the view of 1914CE! More confusion shows they are false. I having been a JW ,over 24yrs, (elder, pioneer, bethel member),they look forward to when Jehovah destroys all non baptized people including children, yet protect child molestors?! Absurd and disgusting, it doesn't make sense! DAL

DAL Saturday, November 14, 2015
@ 2:43 PM
They are confused!
This morning some stressed out JWS came into the coffee shop,again they ignore me-having been a former elder-leaving after exposing child abuse of which they never reported to the police. Yes they are the blind leading the blind. Their dates and prophecies failed to come true. All the best to you and God bless,DALCanada Vancouver island.

avid reader Saturday, October 17, 2015
@ 6:07 AM
Jehovah Witness testimony before Australian Royal Commission referenced in 'Short Overview of the Federal Tax-Exempt Organizations Societal Requirements Proposal'
Jehovah Witness testimony before Australian Royal Commission referenced in 'Short Overview of the Federal Tax- Exempt Organizations Societal Requirements Proposal' Page 3 The Findings section is important to support and justify this legislation and to document, if possible, the magnitude that some organizations attempted to covered up criminal behavior. The findings should be part of the bill instead of as a separate Congressional report. As part of the legislative process to pass this bill the Congress (or special investigative committee) should investigate institutional responses by applicable American non-profit corporations like Australia is doing and the United Kingdom will be doing shortly. ------------------------------------------------------------ The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has/is investigating organizations in Australia. As part of any Congressional hearings, the case studies should be reviewed to learn how organizations behave in Australia and America. Case Study 29 is very illuminating into the lengths that leaders in an organization with its world-wide headquarters in New York will go to commit perjury in a government inquiry. ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------- AADc1eqIJ6OI1lWkIfSNfgDBa/Overview%20of%20the%20Federal %20Tax-Exempt%20Organizations%20Societal%20Requirements %20Proposal%2020151011.pdf?dl=0 ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------- AADN7PQHNylsdKwbltjHxBUea?dl=0+.

sunny808 Sunday, September 27, 2015
@ 7:46 PM
I was abused by my JW elder ex husband
Abused physically and emotionally by my ex who was an elder at the time. I stayed with him 14 yrs until I could no longer take the way things were going. I took my children and left. I later found out from my son that we was molested by a teenager in the same cong. (My ex and the kid's dad are best friends). When the molestation was uncovered, my son was told NEVER to tell anyone about it and nothing was ever done to the molester. A sad situation all around. The two men are STILL elders.

IJM Sunday, September 6, 2015
@ 3:55 PM
Looking for help
Recently I found out that my daughter was molested by her step-grandpa, a member of a congregation in Thompson Falls, Montana. This is the same man who molested my brother and sister - whom were accused of lying when we tried to bring it to the elders. Thank you, so much for putting together this resource. It is so deeply needed.

Swiss Wednesday, July 29, 2015
@ 4:24 PM
What a brave person
I have just seen a documentary and seen what Bill Bowen has done. As a former Jehovah's Witness , you have decided to leave the JW to let the public know what terrible child abuse happens within there. Bill Bowen, you are a brave person!

rm Sunday, July 26, 2015
@ 8:36 PM
Such a relief
I came across this site after watching the Dateline story and became filled with relief that I was not the only one who had experienced the pain that comes from molestation being swept under the rug. It took years to be able to talk about the abuse and I was asked what I had done to "entice" my abuser. When I asked how someone could be enticed by a child (I was 5 when it started), the brothers took that as an admission of guilt and told me to ask for forgiveness and "keep it between us so the congregation doesn't become tainted." I now work for CPS and help victims of all types of abuse. Knowing that I am helping children who have been through similar situations gives me more peace than I had ever thought I could have, and seeing that there are those who won't allow the organization to silence them in matters such as these brings joy to my heart. I truly believe that children are a gift from God and should be treated as such. It is our responsibility to ensure that they are protected and their voices are heard. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do in this endeavor.

NC or Meredith Saturday, July 25, 2015
@ 5:00 PM

The sister's comments from this letter to the Watchtower Society in 2002 resonated with me as it was around this time that I began being awakened by what was happening in my religion. My thoughts and feelings were so similar, particularly the part where she wanted to hang her head in shame. And it was the courage that I saw demonstrated by so many on this website, through tv and the media, that gave me the courage to ditch it like it was a piece of rubbish. It was the march that particularly got to me. I just wanted to cry for those poor brothers and sisters who had suffered so much and they were met by a cruel regime that just locked the gates before them. That said it all for me. I do hope many others will open their eyes and ditch too.

Dal Saturday, July 11, 2015
@ 3:19 PM
Viewed as fanatics
A lot of JWS come into the restaurant where I have coffee and shun me. I, being a former Elder who brought up molestation cases to fellow elders didn't make me liked. It angered them, and they began telling lots of lies about me being an apostate. They are highly controlled, I thank God I got out. Now living a happy Godly,free life. Gods blessing to All, DAL

Sister Georgia Tuesday, May 5, 2015
@ 4:32 PM
Civil Lawsuit Report for the state of Georgia, USA
There will be a retroactive civil window open for 2 years to anyone who has a claim to bring forward against their perpetrator if they were locked out of courts due to Georgias current short statute of limitations. That window will open on July 1, 2015 and close on July 1, 2017.

Smithd515 Thursday, April 30, 2015
@ 4:01 AM

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Mark Saturday, March 28, 2015
@ 10:16 PM
Airport attacker was a Witness
Richard White who attacked people in the New Orleans airport last week with a machete, molotov cocktails and insect spray, was a Jehovah's Witness.

Joe Tuesday, March 17, 2015
@ 11:37 PM

PBS then NIGHTLINE ABC have so far exposed Watchtower's Governing Body clowns in 2015. They and all the rest of the pedophiles are so arrogant I hope they lose all their billions of dollars. The victims need the money more for lifetimes of therapy.

NC Wednesday, February 18, 2015
@ 4:37 AM
Mainstream Publicity
Just wanted to say that I hope that the truth comes out to the media mainstream instead of just being a localised or ex-Witness site to bring it up. The repercussions of the Conti court case are far reaching. It goes right to the top. I certainly hope this runs it's course with the law and does not get ignored while millions are deceived. May God's will be done on earth just as it is done in Heaven.

C T Friday, January 2, 2015
@ 1:09 AM
Highly appreciated
I just want to express very much my appreciation that the administrators of this site take the time and effort to collect and post all the instances of JW child abuse and JW.ORG coverups, so we can see just how bad the problem actually is. And how rotten through and through is the organization. Many of these cases, convictions get none or only local publicity so most JWs around the world like ostriches think that child abuse is not happening. Seeing all these cases here all together one can easily see just how big the problem is. Hopefully the message is sinking in to the GB that they can't keep covering this up. Great work Silentlambs

Mary McKenzie Sunday, November 2, 2014
@ 10:56 PM
Thank you
Well I wrote a long message and I deleted it. I will sum it all up by Thank you so much for talking with me yesterday Bill! YOU HAVE HELPED ME MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS! Sending everyone that has suffered as I have my love and any support I can offer. We all need to have each others backs. The healing is a long and painful process.

Sophie Emma Thursday, September 25, 2014
@ 12:32 PM
To Kate
Hello, Kate, I am so sorry about what you have been going through in your life! It is so unfair that you have been subjected to all that abuse. To you and others I just want to say, please do not let yourselves be manipulated, intimidated, and threatened by these so- called religious leaders - - these things are called bullying, and you, none of you, have to take that! Please don't let yourselves be cowed by such treatment. Stay strong in your resolve to do the right thing no matter what the elders and/or people in your congregations might say to you. If you feel that you are being bullied, then that is probably exactly what is happening to you. Please don't take it. And hang in there. Please keep your faith in God - - He is not the one doing these things to you.

Annual Reporter Saturday, September 20, 2014
@ 5:44 PM
Report on Civil lawsuits
Hawaii Has extended the amount of time that victims of child sexual abuse have to file civil lawsuits; until 2016 if the date of their claim had already passed the statute of limitations Massachusetts Extended civil SOL to Age 53, retrospective Minnesota The Minnesota Child Victims Act may be able to help you. Act before May 2016 if you're a survivor of child sexual abuse.

Kate Friday, September 12, 2014
@ 8:08 AM
Capable of Committing Child Abuse in Different Ways
I am a child abuse victim from the Philippines. Before I have experienced those traumatic events, my mind was completely shut to the probability that these things could ever happen inside the organization. I am a child who loves Jehovah and trusted his org as well but what I came through has tested my faith in him extensively. My story is different though, I wasn't abused sexually but I can assure you that the pain and suffering I went through isn't any less than those who were abused in that way. Currently I have filed a criminal case against my former elders who abused me and tortured me mentally for years but it doesn't stop there... I want to speak up and share my story to the world so that these hypocrites wouldn't feel that they are so untouchable. I want to let the public know that JW's aren't only capable of one kind of abuse rather they can commit different kinds of crimes too. The most painful part for me is that despite all the things they did to me, I trusted that things will changes and someone there would listen and protect me. Unfortunately nobody cared, not the CO's or DO's or ZO's and even the Governing Body totally neglected me and even mocked me. I was forced to go to court to ask for justice and protection. Currently I am suffering from severe trauma and a lot of mental issues because of the torture that I have gone through but I'm trying to hang on because I can never let them go free and hurt me again. I am living in fear everyday of my life as long as I know they are running free. My relatives and congregation members all sided with them AS EXPECTED. Only God knows now how this thing will end. I hope God intervenes because too many damages has been inflicted and so justice should be served.

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
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.

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