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Massachusetts Tuesday, July 31, 2012
@ 11:42 AM
Help needed in Massachusetts
Can you help Jehovah Witness child sex abuse victims and Non Jehovah Witness child sex abuse victims in the State of Massachusetts ? Support H4326! http://www.mass.gov/legis/journal/desktop/Current%20Agenda%2 02011/H4326.pdf http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H04326 Find your Representative here. http://www.malegislature.gov/People/House

Shane Draney Saturday, July 28, 2012
@ 11:32 PM
Elders told not contact police, I said BS
I told them do you really think I care if it brings reproach on the Organization of Jehovahs Witnesses if I inform the authorities about what happened to my daughter? I told them to go pound sand, and told the local police.

Brother Concerned Tuesday, July 24, 2012
@ 5:42 AM
Are you able to help?
Will you help a group of concerned citizens working towards the extension and/or removal of civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse. By allowing access to the courts, we can ensure that victims will get the justice that they deserve. We need your help to effect change in Legislatures across this nation. The time has come to confront the devastating and heinous crime of child sexual abuse by raising the veil of the statute of limitations, bringing offenders out of the shadows, and subjecting them to the justice system. What Can You Do to Help? Reforming the statutes of limitations to allow justice for victims is simply a matter of will. Once the number of supporters passes a critical threshold, the will of the people shall be heard and the Legislatures shall hear the call for justice. Various groups can be located at http://www.sol-reform.com/Pages/AboutContactUs.html

Alex Wednesday, July 18, 2012
@ 6:37 PM
Toronto Star article
Landmark U.S. verdict against Jehovahs Witnesses may prompt Canadian sex abuse lawsuits http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1220527-- landmark-u-s-verdict-against-jehovah-s-witnesses-may- prompt-canadian-sex-abuse-lawsuits

I K Monday, July 9, 2012
@ 4:12 AM
Their pain in my heart
I too was sexually abused by a ministerial servant's son back in 1960's when I was 5. The sad fact is that my own mother acted just like these elders, refused to discuss it when I told her he had 'been messing about' with me. She gave me a bath and a strawberry jelly sandwich. Nothing more was ever said. Years and years later she told me they'd told his father 'in no uncertain terms' whatever that means. This privacy clause will come back and bite them in the ass. God Bless you at Silent Lambs x

Vince Thursday, July 5, 2012
@ 11:13 AM
My support...
I wanted to congratulate, and give my support to this very needed website. There is no way to agree with the pharisaism the WT is guilty of. They have imposed themselves between Christ and his disciples with an authority never given to them, as they are supposedly sheep themselves. Their arrogance is repulsive. As an atheist, I find it even more egregious. But the issue here is to let the professionals do the work of justice, not the unqualified elders - or governing body, for that matter. Candace Conti, with your help, has opened a new era of clarity. You have my full support.

PCW Tuesday, July 3, 2012
@ 12:39 PM
M.A.N. - Hi to All
So good to hear from you, as always. I too, will turn 62ish soon. I really enjoy when you are able to express yourself through your posts. I have never found one mistake ever in what you convey. You are so thorough and to the point. Looking forward to more posts soon and to all, have a wonderful 4th.

FRJ Monday, July 2, 2012
@ 6:05 PM
Cult Research
I'm doing a research paper for class(for a debate) and have read some of your experiences here and I understand the cause and I agree it is time to protect the children. My question is since many of you found out that this Watchtower is a cult and left, why are you still trying to make changes within the cult? From what I can see(and maybe I'm wrong)that whatever you say and do the Watchtower policies will not change. It's their cult they set their own rules and if a person do not like their rules they have no choice but to be ousted or leave. From what I read,there have been consequences for leave such as family members no longer speak to you. But as someone told me "the truth hurts" and sometimes when one find out the "Real Truth" it can leave pain. Well...I guess time heal all wounds. If you can help me out with a few comments to help me understand,I will appreciate it. I need to have my paper completed by next Monday. Thanks!

Star Saturday, June 30, 2012
@ 1:17 AM
Thank you Candace Conti
I just wanted to say "Thank You" Candace for fighting the good fight and winning!! You are a hero, a light that is glowing in a very dark place. It will only get brighter by the steps you have taken. May this be the beginning of change in the organization and a healing for us all...

Alex Monday, June 25, 2012
@ 7:09 PM
Watchtower is an empty jar of promises.
One hundred and thirty years of 'the end is near' or 'the end is just around the corner'. Really this Watchtower governing body leadership doesn't have much of any substance to provide. This is a high control religion that uses extreme shunning to keep people in line. So called door to door work has to be reported every month on a slip called a "Field Service Report". If you don't put in enough hours the rest of the congregation treats you differently. Not much faith here...just organizational checks and balances.

Milena Friday, June 22, 2012
@ 8:09 PM
Thank you Candace!
I would like to thank Candace Conti for the hero she is. I am indescribably proud of her strength and courage in not allowing herself to be silenced by the corrupt, immoral leaders of the Watchtower Society. By standing up and demanding justice in a court of law (BTW, she only requested 144,000 pennies in the lawsuit against the Multi-Billion dollar entity) her brave actions may end up saving countless children. That is priceless. We are so, so grateful!

ts Thursday, June 21, 2012
@ 9:30 AM
Importance of taking action
My daughter at 11 was molested. I was not ask to attend the elder's meeting with molester and my husband. When my husband returned home he said "elders said she led him on." I was in disbelief but did not even think about the police. He moved constantly and I would hear of the same thing little girls reporting it and nothing being done until one smart girl told a case worker and the law decided he was guilty. Important I do not blame Jehovah and certainly not my daughter. People and a policy that favors predators are the problem.

BD Monday, June 18, 2012
@ 9:13 PM

I was molested at 12 years old. I am now 30 years old and I do not blame Jehovah for the fool who did this to me.

M.A.N. from Florida Sunday, June 17, 2012
@ 9:20 AM
To Everyone
I also wanted to mention that I'm going to analyze the recent court case that the WT lost. (I wonder what nonsense, shenanigans, "theocratic warfare" read "LYING IN COURT AND TO THE WORLD AND CALLING THE IMPARTIAL PRESS CORPS 'SATAN'S BROTHERS AND HUMAN GARBAGE'" we will encounter.) I cannot believe they will just hand it over and say they're sorry. I am going to attempt to sue them on behalf of my family. There are/were medical bills, punitive issues, and other expenses. Some victims will refuse to testify, but in many cases, trials can still be worth going through. My best to all. Oh, and a Happy Father's Day to everyone.

M.A.N. from Jersey/Florida Sunday, June 17, 2012
@ 8:53 AM
To PCW and everyone
Thanks for your consideration and kind thoughts. As an aside, one thing that continues to amaze me is the fact that people who never were JW's, along with, (and especially) those who have left this cult, are some of the most kind, compassionate, emotionally/psychologically healthy and Christ-like people I know. If those who have abandoned the WT and its lies and abuse (or been forced out) are such spiritual and human "non-entities", then why are we outsiders happier, honest, mentally stable, and emotionally well-adjusted when compared to the JW's?? I know the GB often demands that the facts speak for themselves, so I'm holding them to it. Since the GB has "the facts" only a few times each century, you'd think they would have plenty of time to learn how to recognize them. It really hurts me to continue to see innocent victims and families destroyed by these vindictive people. I've never seen or heard any other group take such delight in the misfortunes of those who oppose them. I'm sure many of us have heard the gloating while at meetings or in field service, particularly comments like,"Okay, slam the door on me now. Someday I'll own your house." There isn't a shred of Christian love in these people. God would NEVER use an international cartel of mentally disturbed people. Insert "mentally diseased" in that phrase and see how it sounds to you. It caused an uproar when the WT used it, both for its unfairness and the fact that it is "hate speech", which is forbidden in many nations. I'm sure most people would discover how easily and accurately it can be said about the WT and at the same time, how difficult it is to apply to those of us who oppose them. And many still will not engage in full-time name-calling against the WT, preferring to stick to the issues rather than call names. If you want an enlightening "moment", there's a section in the 1968 Truth book in the beginning about just using facts and when people don't have any good ones, they call names. I wanted to thank PCW and those who always try to help others with encouragement. I will always leave the door open to my daughter and I plan to provide for her in the future. I will never chastise her for her actions, even though I realize that the JW's can violate dozens of Bible suggestions concerning behavior and relationships. Most of us do these things for love, not to show the JW's that we are "better Christians than they are". I can only hope she sees the light someday so that she can cease wasting much of her life. Although my position is now "Agnostic", I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I could be wrong about my stance and prayers never hurt anyone that I know of. In closing, I will try to be active here as much as possible, but in addition to my heart disease, I've now developed arthritis (cane and all, just like HOUSE) and must wait for good days to be able to type this much. I frequently think of all of you who have posted here and am pleased that many victims find comfort in this site, although it saddens me that they have the need to do so. Many thanks as usual to Bill Bowen for his hard work, and I hope to be able to help this site in the future. I just turned 62 years old on June 15th (Soc. Sec. included), and realized that another "generation" is passing. May we all enjoy peace, health and happiness always. If anyone is ever near Orlando when a rocket is going up, contact me and you can drop by and watch it from our boat dock. Blessings to all and may Bill always be able to keep this site. M.A.N. from Florida.

CC Saturday, June 16, 2012
@ 10:28 PM
Thank you William
I read about the big lawsuit ruling yesterday and came across this website. Thank you William for having the courage and conviction to stand up for what you believe. As an exJW, I know how easy it would have been to simply accept the mandate from Brooklyn and tow the Watchtower line. I firmly believe that without the tireless energy that people like you devoted to tackle this problem, it would have never seen the light of day - and more people will have been victimized. I just recently found out that my sister, also an exJW, was molested by an elder in our congregation growing up. She never told me until we had a frank and open cross country phone conversation. She was only 5 at the time and she never reported it to anyone. I was shocked and then connected the dots and realized this same elder has now been disfellowshipped twice for "unknown" reasons. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to suffer through sexual molestation. For all those who have been through this ordeal, I can say that through Christ, anything can be healed. My sister is now happily married to a great guy. They have a loving and peaceful marriage built on a strong relationship with Christ, and expecting their first child. There is hope. As for me, I left the JW organization soon after I graduated from college. I grew up during a time where college was strongly discouraged. I graduated from high school and was working to make a living, eagerly awaiting the end as everyone else. One day, a fellow worker gave me a pamphlet that pinpointed all the times that the JW organization had predicted the end and it never materialized. I just put 2 and 2 together and said "if they've been wrong before, they can be wrong again" and that's when I put myself into college. After leaving the JW organization, I was so disillusioned with religion that any remnant of "faith" was completely shattered - I can see why many people who leave the JW organization become agnostic or atheistic. Eventually, it was only through the writings of Lee Strobel and CS Lewis that I was able to start piecing back my faith. For those who are in the same situation, I can only say you can give up on religion but I hope you dont give up on Christ.

Alex Friday, May 25, 2012
@ 8:43 PM
Time top ten 'end of the world' predictions.
Congratulations Jehovah's Witness for making the top 10! http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,2 9569,2072678,00.html

Lorraine D Tuesday, May 8, 2012
@ 4:45 PM
Left the Jws when i was 19
I left the JWs when i was 19 I am 45 now. I was born into the JWs And spent my whole life with them up until 1984. my sister and I were molested by my forth grade teacher and the elders kept it inside the organization, SO THERE WERE MANY AFTER US THAT I AM SURE WERE VICTIMIZED. All because they did't want the bad press. I had premarital sex with a young brother in the kingdom hall and was publicly reproved (more like publicly humiliated) I tried to stay but could no longer deal with the humiliation and embarrassment that I would have to endure every time I would go to a meeting. I asked to be dis-associated and I was. I also was told to leave my home and my family. And was told that God will never be with me. After telling friend from work the choice I had made she brought her mom (a psychologist) in to my work to offer me an appt to rent above her house. I kindly took it and went wild from there. Lets just say I had a lot of firsts that year. after 3 months I started to feel lost and confused and most of all very lonely. I came home one night and without a thought before of this, I decided it was a good night to die, then proceeded to my friends mother's bathroom and took every pill I could find. Her son woke up at 4am for a paper route and found me almost dead. I really to this day don't even know why it came to me at that moment, but I am so grateful he found me. I lost my family so I made a new one. Now have two of my three sisters in my life, and my father came to me before he died and said he was proud of me. My mother...I have only seen twice in 28 years. I have a husband I have been with for 20 years and two beautiful grown daughters that were raised in a very loving home, with no judgement s against them. What I am trying to say is that with everything I have had to endure growing up. I built a new and better life. I do hate that religion but have come to understand their followers. They are brainwashed followers like I was. And I forgive them. I am happy and content. So all of you who have not yet come to terms with your loss of your loved ones, then find new ones and love them with your whole heart. My God does love me.

Alex Sunday, May 6, 2012
@ 2:44 PM
History of the Watchtower Organization
This is an interesting film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhepRhcgxpE

PCW Tuesday, May 1, 2012
@ 10:34 AM
M.A.N. from Florida
Glad to hear from you. It saddens me to hear that you still have no contact with your daughter. Please don't give up. There is a strong force influencing the disconnect in not allowing you in her life. I feel your pain everytime I read your posts. Hopefully she will realize the the loss father/daughter relationship. I will keep you two in my thoughts and prayers.

M.A.N. from Florida Sunday, April 8, 2012
@ 5:03 PM
Hi to All
Hi PCW: Thanks for your good wishes, but she won't acknowledge me at all, no answering email, snail mail, or telephone calls. She got married in 2009 and I wasn't invited. She's my only child, so there won't be any more weddings for me to go to. I don't even know if she has any kids. Very sad, isn't it? And the GB sits and laughs at everyone's suffering as they break up families, cause suicides, and then act cute in court and deny. They will pay. I'll never give up but if there's no communication, my ability to help her is impossible. And to M.C., I'm sorry for what you have endured. But I firmly believe they are going down sooner than many think. More and more lawsuits will drain their money, JW's can't give as much if they have no jobs, and the press is starting to really pick up that the WT's sick baby-raping cult has been lying and needs to go to court (and hopefully followed by prison after the trial.) There are by far more JW's who have left than there are current JW's. This means that more people on earth know their beliefs and why they are wicked than the number of JW's who are still members and are ignorant. I'm very happy for the Internet, the GB can NOT stop that. My best to all. M.A.N.

Alex Saturday, April 7, 2012
@ 5:44 PM

Alleged sexual predator believed to be hiding in Toronto area 5:04 pm, April 7th, 2012 (Toronto Sun) TOM GODFREY | QMI AGENCY TORONTO -- Police are searching here for a US fugitive who they allege is a sexual predator who uses his position in his local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses to get close to children. Frederick Cecil McLean, 61, is among the US Marshals' 15 most wanted fugitives and is believed to be hiding in the Toronto area, police said Wednesday. He is wanted in California on four counts of child molestation, as well as multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. (See original online for complete story)

M.C. Tuesday, April 3, 2012
@ 9:53 PM
So much sickness
I am thankful such a forum as this exists. I grew up a Jehovah's Witness and the sickness in my family is crushingly great. We were isolated and abused in every way possible. My father is dead, but I believe he sexually abused me. I do not have full memories of it, but I sure do remember the beatings and humiliation and perverse sexual stories. I now believe my brother, who is an elder in the congregation, to have also horribly abused my nephew and nieces as well. The mind control and sickness seems to have no end. My brother's congregation has completely taken his side, while almost everyone else in his family (wife, children) has been disfellowshipped or ostracized. And so the sickness continues and grows. My brother even has custody of his daughter's son now, just beautiful. When does this sh*t just stop already?...

Michael M. Tuesday, March 27, 2012
@ 2:57 PM

I am so happy that someone cares about children who don't have any protection in their families and elsewhere. I know the life as a Jehovah's Witness because I grew up there and I am proud that I was able to leave this horrible "religion".

M.A.N. from Florida Monday, March 26, 2012
@ 11:25 AM
PCW
M.A.N. I know it's been awhile. Having read your latest comment to Michael Cross, you mentioned your daughter. Are you having any communication with her yet? I am hoping and praying that she has seen the light and is maintaining a good relationship with her father by now. If not, don't give up.

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