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Remote User:

Date: 02 Aug 2001

Time: 14:37:45

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I'm shocked of the protection that the WT society have given into. With all the hidden and untold things. . . . . it's just horrible. Not only are the Jw's a cult, but they are also a occult as well. This makes me very disappointed and sad for them. and most of all it makes me see how much more the Kingdom Hall is false.

Remote User:

Date: 05 Aug 2001

Time: 19:13:20

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Good to see someone doing something about the watchtower,if i can help in the uk I'm available, my wife's been a jw for 7 years now I'm not and have my own beliefs that i wouldn't ram down anybody's throat or fear mugging them into going any group or cult. my email is serge@acteluk. net Good Website thanks

Remote User:

Date: 06 Aug 2001

Time: 11:08:14

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What you are doing here is truly amazing. When I was 16 years old there was nobody around like this to help and despite becoming a psychologist myself, the pain of what the WTB&TS did has affected my life even until today. I don't know if I will ever really "get over it" per se, I think I have just learned to accept it. I wish you all the best in your hard work. Please keep it up, and please save the children. Anastasia Romanovka anastashya@australia. edu

Remote User:

Date: 07 Aug 2001

Time: 05:46:21

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On what do you base your facts? Although there may be some discrepancies within the organization, (as in any other, for we are all imperfect), I find what I've seen here extremely hard to believe. My name is Carolina, I'm 22, and my e-mail is carolinareyes21@hotmail. com

Remote User:

Date: 07 Aug 2001

Time: 16:58:18

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I think that the lawyers for the victims should request letters from former JW's backing them on the Hush Hush the Elders put on members. I remember being a child in the JW religion and my mother telling me that JW do not go to the law. That they handle things thru the elders and WTBS. That it looks bad if any JW has a legal issue ( gets arrested etc. ) I'd write a letter. Who'd I send it to though. I remember. I am disfellowshipped myself now. But I can only imagine the pain that these silent lambs must have gone thru and still endure. Although I never heard of anything like that in the congregation I was in, I do remember the HUSH HUSH. It's sooooo true.

Ms. T

Remote User:

Date: 07 Aug 2001

Time: 23:38:57

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I have heard of this before, and I am glad someone is doing something about it.

It is written somewhere in the Psalms that God has exalted His word above His Name. Sounds to me like that means He is more pleased with those who do His will than those who give lip service praise to His Name while they violate His moral laws.

Sounds to me like the Watchtower Society has falsely abrogated to itself the identity of being "the true and faithful servant," a term I think applies primarily to Jesus the Messiah Himself, anyway. (They also have an interesting track record of failed predictions and changes in doctrine, less explosive than the Mormons but still there, so much for their being the one true and proper interpreter of Scripture, eh?)

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 20:30:11

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This is in reply to Carolina. . . . . . May I ask you after reading so many stories why you are not willing to believe? If you are interested in facts most people who have been abused or molested only have their word to go on. I was physically abused as a child and by the time I had the nerve to say something all my bruises were healed. I wasn't lying even though I did not have proof. You are very right to say that no one is perfect and there might be discrepancies but not this many. Honey if you are reading this and are a JW then you are scared but please OPEN YOUR EYES. I know how it feels to be in a "safe" place but it is only an illusion. I was their and was one, I am not an apostate and do not bad mouth the JW's but have found too many inconsistencies with their teachings and do believe they are harboring child molesters. I am not saying they are the only group who does but I do not know enough about any other religion to voice my opinion. Please don't take this as mean I am only trying to shed some insight. If I can be of further help please email me at jtporter@hotmail. com

Jennifer

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 21:03:41

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You all seem to put much weight on the police and the courts Because a person is convicted in court, does not mean that a person is guilty. Remember that a jury also believes in Santa Claus, the trinity, etc. If they believed evidence they would be serving Jehovah God with the rest of the Witnesses. But the jury is not so they do not believe in evidence, they follow emotions.

Juries make mistakes and prosecutors and police are doing jobs that they get employment benefits from getting convictions. It is not about truth.

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 21:07:00

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This is just another site of apostates with a medium and a message that people put their emotions into.

Rather than take this course, i. e. worrying about police law enforcement and child services, why not do some real good such as actually protecting people whom you think are victims rather than just blaming people. People should not be alone with others who can claim abuse. If people are allowed to be alone with others then that is where the fault lies, not in any later telling or not telling.

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 21:11:53

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To Jennifer,

rather than continually following the same pattern of people saying" I was abused as a child", I want to know why aren't children themselves doing anything rather than years later saying that.

The parents and children should be doing something to prevent it before it happens and while it happens rather than talking about them harboring predators. It seems to me that this subject is just a nice thing to complain about, after the fact, must after.

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 23:48:22

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I answered carolina privately and offered further reasoning on this issue, she has chosen not to respond. This appears to be the response of many, to offer criticism make slanderous accusations and stay anonymous or not respond. This website is about the TRUTH, it speaks up for victims and gives them the right to speak out and find healing.

Misinformed ones continue to minimize the pain of those who suffer and act like they are lying. I hope for your children's sake that molestation never becomes an issue in your families. I hope at the same time you learn to have compassion for the silentlambs that are victimized by people like you.

silentlambs

Remote User:

Date: 08 Aug 2001

Time: 23:57:56

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Hooray!! Just got a copy of the lawsuit to read. Thank you for printing it for all to read. Thank you, Bill and Jeff, for standing up to protectively cover and shield us when the Watchtower Society and its elders refused to. Thank you for standing beside us instead of abandoning us as so many others have. Thank you for hearing our tiny voices and helping us to ROAR as one large crowd!!! I asked the Society to protect me in a matter. They sent me what, in my opinion, was a "garbage letter" and said they couldn't comment. VP

Remote User:

Date: 09 Aug 2001

Time: 06:51:33

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I'm a German JW and also serving as an elder. In the course of 20 years I never faced a child molestation in our cong. I just heart about two cases of JW's which have been charged with molestation.

I'm very concerned about this website, because visitors get the feeling that child abuse is a common thing in the JW's community. But this is absolutely wrong. There may have been molestations and probably there will in future. Elders don't stop victims from going to police.

Albert vom Netzwerk aktiver Zeugen Jehovas - Germany

http://members. tripod. de/zjinfolink

Remote User:

Date: 09 Aug 2001

Time: 15:02:36

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Please read the victims page as the victims say you do not have a clear grasp of the extent or damage being done to children as we speak.

silentlambs

Remote User:

Date: 11 Aug 2001

Time: 08:29:07

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JW organisation is far worse than I ever imagined and it never looked at all healthy. I have 2 sisters in the "Truth". My father was for years raping another sister whilst in study of the JW good news. (more than 20 years ago). I really am sickened by the hypocrisy of the hierarchy, and sickened that it's converts are too brain-washed to see it.

Remote User:

Date: 12 Aug 2001

Time: 21:27:37

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I am so proud of this website and the courageous victims of child molestation that bravely speak out. Many prayers are supporting you all!!

Remote User:

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 18:47:11

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I'm so glad that silentlambs are helping to expose the JW's for what they are, a cult and a occult that endangers the lives of their followers. I am a survivor of sexual abuse (ritually) by many members of the organization. I have been through therapy and am currently pursuing an education in psychology with the goal to assist individual that have left religious cults. if anyone wants to chat or e-mail me I would be glad to listen. Kelley Blair from Oklahoma City, Ok. e-mail: KELLEYBLAIR152@aol. com

Remote User:

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 21:22:20

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Thank God there is an organization like yours. It does seem that the Jehovah's Witnesses are simply getting away with murder. Wish you all the best. hwish@webtv. net

Remote User:

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 21:23:19

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Thank God there is an organization like yours. It does seem that the Jehovah's Witnesses are simply getting away with murder. Wish you all the best. hwish@webtv. net

Remote User:

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 21:43:09

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I think your site is completely wonderful. It has been so desperately needed for the sake of all the physically and sexually ab

Remote User:

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 21:53:52

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I think your site is completely wonderful. It has been so desperately needed for the sake of all the physically and sexually abused children. Children are a blessing from God and are very precious in his eyes. We as parents have an obligation to protect them from those pedophiles and abusers who prey upon them. I pray God will give justice to the children and all who want to flee from the man of lawlessness or which it is obvious what organization is referred to here. You parents do EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO KEEP THEM FROM THIS AWFUL RELIGION.

Remote User:

Date: 15 Aug 2001

Time: 14:49:21

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Great SilentLamb! Keep up the good work prayerfully. Thank God for individuals like all of you who have the courage to come up against Goliath. Remember, he was put down. God Bless Your Efforts.

eamajination@aol. com

Remote User:

Date: 16 Aug 2001

Time: 12:44:41

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several years ago i was in a cong,of jw`s in dayton ohio we had a new family to move to the cong . they had 4 children . they were all very obese. the oldest boy impregnated his sis who was the oldest girl itt was all hushed up the girl went into the hospital where something happened years later some one told me she aborted. whether induced i do not know. they were disfellowshipped. the boy went into the service. where was killed shortly thereafter. our co got up in pulpit and said now b 4 we judge this ousted bro too harshly [ousted] his parents recd. a letter from him that he was going to return to the 'truth' when he got out . how sad

Remote User:

Date: 16 Aug 2001

Time: 12:49:48

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very good site sybil leonard jerry sybilinc@aol

 

Remote User:

Date: 16 Aug 2001

Time: 14:14:06

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In my former congregation an anointed one was accused of molesting an entire family. This was suppose to have happened when they were younger and it finally came out after several years. This tore the congregation apart. The accused being anointed, and the accusers being elders and pioneers with an outstanding reputation in the congregation. The elders handled this and disfellowshipped the accused. However, nothing was said to the police about this matter. He is still allowed to come to the kingdom hall and be around several children. Even the children of those who were molested. Whatever happened to Megan's Law? Should it not be practiced at the kh? I guess they will continue to allow this to go on, and subject many children to this nonsense.

Remote User:

Date: 16 Aug 2001

Time: 23:25:03

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I am not and never have been a JW but my wife was and she has been telling me the very same thing that you are saying on your site. Keep it up. David

Remote User:

Date: 17 Aug 2001

Time: 21:38:48

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The truth is the truth, regardless of the source. --Gator http://www. gatorsden. faithweb. com The book; "Jehovah Lives in Brooklyn: Jehovah's Witnesses as a Model of Fundamentalism" can be found and read on my site.

JW's are like Lemmings, following and living on the faith of others, rather than thinking for themselves.

Remote User:

Date: 19 Aug 2001

Time: 11:27:24

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thank you for starting this sight. . . . i was abused as a child satanically during the apostasy in the late 1960's and early 1970"s . . . and was used in child pornography in enfield connecticut. . . . i am 36 and healthy. . . but it took many years to get where i am now. . . aimee richard. . . cyball_2000@yahoo. com

Remote User:

Date: 21 Aug 2001

Time: 21:04:22

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If you are dumb enough to believe the bullshit Jehovah Witnesses preach, chances are you are dumb enough to allow being molested as well.

Remote User:

Date: 22 Aug 2001

Time: 08:17:18

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I would like to thank you for the long needed education of the people concerning pedophiles. Your site is such a good education for parents. I am sure your site will help parents identify those that prey on children. There has been so very much abuse of children that has been covered up by the Watchtower, that it makes a person feel ill. May God bless you wonderful people who care so very much for our precious children. bigron81us@yahoo. com

Remote User:

Date: 23 Aug 2001

Time: 15:41:32

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new to this site . . . . . was looking for a form to send to school with my 7 year old to protect him from blood if something was to happen and I couldn't get to him right away. . . . More than the blood card. . . Not so much as the PoA. . . . . colesnthesun@aol. com

Remote User:

Date: 23 Aug 2001

Time: 15:42:51

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was a victim for years by my own father. . . . . Wasn't in the truth. . . . . . Scars to last me years. . . . .

Remote User:

Date: 23 Aug 2001

Time: 16:03:51

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Webmaster I sent a letter on Aug 13th at 14. 26 "It is good to hear the silent lambs. . . " Where on your site can I find it please?

Remote User:

Date: 23 Aug 2001

Time: 18:33:14

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please click the poems and thoughts button at the top of the victims page. silentlambs

Remote User:

Date: 23 Aug 2001

Time: 23:57:44

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Wish I had someone or some group of people around like you 10 years ago. My life as well as that of my daughter has forever been altered by our "exposure" to J. W's. Can't even bring myself to type the name. I hate them and what they have done and continue to do to thousands of people especially women. Was married to a man who was disfellowshipped yet commanded that we live by the guidelines established by the J W's. He of course, was excused from abiding by them. He was cruel, inhumane, a definite pedophile, a violent alcoholic, psychotic, and had a mother who totally dominated him with guilt and extremely harmful behavior. She was very instrumental in destruction of what little relationship we had. Accused my daughter of being the aggressor(at age 10) and that she was deserving of whatever happened to her. She knew (and still knows) that her son was and is to this day a sick twisted demented pervert. He also moves freely about the community in which he and his mother and the rest of the family live, undetected by anyone because his mother has covered his stinking tracks for years. She herself is a convicted murderess. She shot and killed the sons father while he was asleep in the bed, at point blank range. She was pregnant at the time with twin boys and claimed he had been abusing her. Yes, she walks the streets a free person now. By the way, one of the twin boys committed suicide at age 17, and the other is a worthless, drunken sot who can't hold his head up. The man I was married to lives in Concord California, named David Alton Brown, has an illegitimate son(living with him) who's mother lost custody of him simply because this sick woman has sooooooooo much money that she hired several attorney's to get the child, when in truth she simply wants control over the child. This sick woman's name is Barbara Walker and is married to Wayne Walker(if he's still alive) I don't care who knows the truth about them, they are extremely dangerous people and need to be exposed.

Remote User:

Date: 25 Aug 2001

Time: 05:42:58

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So are all the people who submit their stories to these pages, liars? Or is the Jehovah's Witness Organization just out to protect their "good standing" in the eyes of us evil worldly ones? The latter, I have no doubts on. What is evil is the treatment of the sexually abused and their families, by the organization. Having two sisters in the "Truth" I've seen a lot of hypocrisy in their church's rules, but the cover-up of sexual abuse makes me feel sick. Thank you for Silent Lambs. Robyn paris@paradise. net. nz

Remote User:

Date: 25 Aug 2001

Time: 10:49:17

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Although I am not a silent lamb of the Watchtower, I was a silent lamb in my family, I understand the pain and anguish of childhood sexual abuse. I have lived thru it myself. Silence protects the predators, it doesn't protect the lambs. The Father and Jesus have been my refuge and have helped me work through this issue. All Honor,Praise,Glory go to them. The Father is waiting for you as is Jesus ,turn to them.

Mike k mwkidder@aol. com

Remote User:

Date: 27 Aug 2001

Time: 18:47:17

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Wow. What a site. What a story! I interviewed A Common Bond, gay ex JW's on my web cast a few weeks ago (in archives for relistening 24/7 worldwide) at www. Meria. net But this story! Wow. Sickening. Thank God for a man of principles which you obviously are, for bringing this forth. Meria

Remote User:

Date: 27 Aug 2001

Time: 18:52:50

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I am a 30 year veteran JW from Nova Scotia, Canada. I left in 1986 due to a long history of witch hunts by the elders. . . lack of love in the congregation. . . elders saying "Wait on Jehovah" but all hell was breaking loose. . . . Anyway, FREE AT LAST. . . thank you for your wonderful coverage of what is new at Wt. headquarters. . . . . . . and Praise you for your work on behalf of the youth. . . I also have children in the Watchtower. God help them. Contact me at drafuse@accesswave. ca

My husband was an elder also on the judicial committee, we were pioneers, special pioneers. . . the whole 9 yards. We left 45 members of our immediate family inside when we exited.

Remote User:

Date: 27 Aug 2001

Time: 20:41:02

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rbenn6082@hotmail. com read the complaint, has there been a verdict? would be interested in the elders & the societies responses to the allegations

Remote User:

Date: 28 Aug 2001

Time: 14:28:27

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Having walked away from J. W. 's after 30 years, many spent as a Pioneer, Elder and Presiding Overseer, I commend you on your effort to inform others about the Watchtower Society's tragic attitude towards pedophiles in their midst and the children they have abused. In similar actions they are also responsible for the "First Degree Murder" of many children who are not allowed life-saving blood transfusions (see www. ajwrb. org). The plight of J. W. children, who must be raised as "Stepford Wives", without soul or sense of self is appalling. Frank Maitoza, R. N. , M. A. cinemanurse@webtv. net

Remote User:

Date: 30 Aug 2001

Time: 11:54:39

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I am very thankful you all created this website.

While I am not a victim, I know of individuals who are. I particularly am referring to a mother of a child who was abused within the WT organization.

2 days ago I printed out the 4 page email that Randy Watters emailed me from Barb Anderson. I brought it to the place of employment of a woman, who is a former JW. She has become an emotional basket case over her daughter who was molested by her ex husband while they were JW's in good standing.

The elders did nothing about it when she went to them over 10 years ago. She is so anger & bitter, understandable so. When I brought her the email and told her that this was something that may finally give her a sense of satisfaction and that she may want to get involved, she cried on the spot.

Thank You!!

Michelle Leeds So. Fl. Support Group

 

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