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||Monday, December 27, 2010
@ 3:56 PM
|Hi to everyone
In most places, it's now against the law to strike your
wife. It's also rape if you want to have sex and she said
no. I don't care about the verse saying your body belongs to
your mate. The law says the opposite. I follow the law more
than the WT since the law demonstrates that people with
brains wrote it and it's certainly obvious that the people
who wrote the WT literature. This is why elders have NO
business playing therapists. They are high school graduates.
They can't keep their own families together so how can they
help others? The elders see what they WANT to see, or as one
philosopher said, "what they NEED to see". Elders are
appointed based on field service and fawning all over the
CO. (There are exceptions like Bill who was/is truly a
spiritual man.) If elders know a wife is being beat up and
stay silent, they should be arrested. Of course, they'd say
Satan was persecuting them but their mental illnesses cannot
let them understand the real issues. A better wife? Maybe
she should learn karate BETTER. Being an elder,
when most JW men barely finished high school, is the only
glory they'll ever see. My best to all.
|Susan K. B.
||Saturday, December 25, 2010
@ 12:13 AM
|God bless all of you
I am not a Jehovah's Witness but am a close friend of one,
or was until I found this site and showed him. Now he
hates me. It's like, "Kill the messenger".
All of what you do to expose this dangerous cult is
worthwhile but do the right people see it? Since the JWs
are encouraged to be outside of the mainstream, usually
don't watch the news, many are unaware of these crimes.
How to reach them?
I feel they have been systematically brainwashed.
May God have mercy on us all.
|Brenda (from New York)
||Friday, December 17, 2010
@ 5:21 PM
Thank you Silent Lambs for
bringing the truth to light.
||Wednesday, December 1, 2010
@ 3:23 PM
|Taking themselves too seriously
I think elders can get an out of proportion sense of
themselves if they are not
careful. Years ago I heard a woman being told during a
wedding that she would
not be known, that her husband would be known. She was a
pianist, and her
husband was an elder. Maybe she was told this because she
was a professional
musician. I don't know, don't care. I remember thinking
that I thought
Jehovah was supposed to be known. If elders develop an
inflated sense of
themselves, it is no wonder that they think they have
'power'. No thank you.
||Tuesday, November 30, 2010
@ 9:05 PM
|For CO and Wife....
I encourage the CO to read the description in Jeremiah 24
about WHO the bible identifies as the GOOD FIGS...They are
the ones who have been scattered among the nations no longer
living in their promised land... the BAD FIGS those who
remain in which was originally called the promised land and
they are described as being princes. These are the ones
that are described as being rotten. Is not the behavior of
the elders in the congregations--in their treatment of
victims by enforcing of Watchtower Policy, rotten?
A description so deserving. Isaiah 48 assures us that
call themselves by the name of God are doing this in untruth
and not in righteousness... Further on these apostate ones
are rebuked and Jehovah God promises not to reveal new
things through them. These ones were given a chance to
change but instead they continued in the smelting furnace of
affliction. Isn't this an apt description of the conditions
in congregation for the children who have been sexually
abused and these elders or princes do not stand with them
but disfellowship or kicked them out. Aren't the "Good Figs"
being scattered... Isn't this the same today... the elders
and Governing Body refuse to protect the children by
changing the Watchtower Policies. As Isaiah says they
continue to deal treacherously. This may be a new way of
reading these scriptures but Jehovah promises to act against
these ones "bad figs" as the princes" are called. Can we
expect any less today. If he acted in the past against the
princes or elders he will act again...By standing with
victims of sexual abuse we are the good figs as described by
||Sunday, November 28, 2010
@ 12:46 PM
|The Sheep are Skinned and Thrown About.
It is terrible when an organization forces people to do
what it should be doing - protecting the innocents.
However, child abuse is just the tip of the iceberg. The
abuse of authority in the organization has been going on
since the Rutherford takeover. The cover-up on child abuse
is just a symptom of an obsession with power. It is
sickening to see that people who served faithfully for
30,40,50 or more years are being forced out because they
cannot keep quiet. It reminds one of the account about Eli
and his sons. And Jehovah used Samuel (a little boy) to
denounce the cover-up. Read 1 Sam 3:1, 11-14. As a child
I saw elders abusing authority. As an elder I vowed to
protect the sheep - and discovered it is very difficult to
get an abusive elder removed. Go figure. Sexual
immorality, smoking, all those sins - no problem. But
abuse of authority - it just keeps coming back. A monster
that refuses to die. Thank God for the promise at Matt
18:6 - "whoever stumbles one of these little ones . . .
||Sunday, November 21, 2010
@ 9:04 AM
|Hi to all
So JW's react explosively to the TRUTH?? Wow. I thought they
LOVED the truth. They use that word 5,000 times each day.
Again, it's funny how so many people love to have it both
ways. They can expose the Catholic priest scandal, the Amish
pedophiles, the UN being the harlot, but when THEY are
exposed, then that's not fair. Sorry, but telling the world
about a baby-raping cult is VERY fair. And very necessary.
The Swiss are well-respected and responsible people. So are
the media who expose the WT. Yet the GB calls all of them
"agents of Satan". And all the JW's STILL blindly go along
with this obvious stupidity. How many times does it take for
a JW to read in the papers/internet about the WT's guilt??
Do they honestly believe that thousands of reporters have
nothing better to do than "make up stories to hurt God's
people"? And if
the media said 2 plus 2 equals 4 and the GB said it was
5, you'd mock the media. And for Toni: You don't need
2 witnesses. In the Mosaic Law, Deut. 22:25 (and surrounding
verses) you can plainly see that the man was killed for
raping the girl even with no witnesses. That applies to
child abuse. And if the WT says the Mosaic Law is no longer
valid, then remind them that they quote from it all the time
whenever they want to make a ruling against something but
the New Testament doesn't have anything to say about it.
They use what they want to when they need to, so they can
use this and they can like it. If not, ignore the hypocrites
and realize that they are criminals.
||Saturday, November 20, 2010
@ 12:28 AM
|Been there done that
Even though I'm older now, in my youth at the boulevard
park hall I experienced the "good old boys club" effect
when I was molested by my stepfather. It was basically
dismissed and then talked about at one of the elders'
house. The rule of 2 people witnessing an event is
totally insane. A child molester does not allow any
witnesses. My step father, is still in the JW's and I'm
not. He went on to molest more kids...I suppose that was
mostly covered up too. This religion is the perfect place
for child molesters and control freaks.
||Friday, November 19, 2010
@ 4:50 PM
|Abuse is abuse is abuse is abuse
Period. When a JW woman goes to the elders to get
help because her
husband is abusing her and the elders just tell her to go
home and be a better
wife (grrrrrrr), then the elders are simply accessories to
the abuse. Maybe even
to assault and battery, which is...a crime. When the elders
don't help a child
who has been sexually molested - - or worse, then the elders
are accessories to
pedophilia, which is...a crime. In short, the WTBTS
"governing body" is
directing elders to be accessories to these crimes. The
elders are being
programmed by the so-called governing body to be androids.
Can't the elders
see that?! This all just boggles my mind!
||Monday, November 15, 2010
@ 1:44 PM
|Hi to all
To CO: First, I'm sure if you really are a CO that you've
seen the heavy hand of the GB at work. There is something
very un-Christ like about their attitude and actions. My
abused for years due to the policies the WTBTS promoted and the
denials they issued. In the past ten years that I have
offer counsel to victims because my daughter was one and I
have a degree in Psychology, we have seen thousands of
victims post here, hundreds attempting suicide, and dozens
succeeding. All this blood guilt is on the GB, and every
member, especially the elders and those higher up. The WT is
fond of boasting that innocent people will die at Armageddon
even though they never heard of the Bible because they bear
"community responsibility". An old woman in a small village
in China is not able to overthrow the government there so
she bears NO blame for her not hearing the kingdom message.
Now I reverse it and say every JW will die because of that
same responsibility even though THEY claim they didn't know
about the abuse. It's funny how the WT likes to have things
both ways but never any way that's against THEM. Hypocrites,
Jesus called them. The WT is dying off in many nations and
we will fight until it is destroyed. I've been threatened
with physical harm for my extensive work against the WT by
JW's. Is that Christian? If you or any other
reader is serious about true justice, then quit this
baby-raping cult and tell the media what you know. Jesus
spoke up when he saw things like this. So will we. Time will
tell if you do the right thing and if other JW's wake up
from their ignorance. My best to all.
||Saturday, November 13, 2010
@ 11:44 PM
|FRENCH DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES WT PEDOPHILIA
MAJOR FRENCH TV DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING WATCHTOWER, COMMENTS,
the-Internet-although-in-French HAS AIRED IN FRANCE,
ITALY, SWITZERLAND CAUSING ACTIVE JW'S TO REACT
EXPLOSIVELY AS THE WATCHTOWER'S IMAGE IS SHOWN FOR WHAT IT
IS; ROBERTO DI STAFANO SAYS HE WILL LATER PUT IT INTO
ENGLISH & ITALIAN
||Saturday, November 6, 2010
@ 8:28 AM
I was so sad to hear that David Nelson has become one of
those elders on your list, and probably on the Society's
list. I have known him and his family for a number of
years. While my heart goes out to the family, whom I love
so much, I cannot feel any sympathy for David, or for
those who probably have known all along what he did. I am
pleased that he turned himself in; I hope there were not
other victims. I will be watching closely to see the
results of this, and to see if the WTBTS sends highly paid
attorneys in his behalf.
||Tuesday, November 2, 2010
@ 10:56 AM
|Circuit Overseer and Wife
Circuit Overseer and Mrs, with time constraints due to your
responsibilities of overseeing the flock, and I mean no
disrespect, however, it would behoove you at some point to
start from the beginning, when this site was started.
Better still, read of Bill Bowen's experience and others of
what lead them to leaving the organization, or how they were
forced to leave. Please, if possible, read of the many
experiences innocent victims have encountered and see the
many similarities. I was violated in the sense that while a
JW, I had a cheating husband who emotionally, physically
and mentally abused to me and when I sought help from the
elders, I was told that I didn't pray enough and should be a
better wife. That was their advice and counseling. They
had no inkling of what went on in our home with this sick
man I was married to. With that, I eventually left, finally
divorced him and remarried. I am a better wife who prays as
much as I can, and I am much happier and Jehovah is still
the God I pray to and I feel so blessed and at peace. I am
curious to know what made you type in Silent Lambs to lead
you to this site? I am hoping you were thinking you had to
be sure. Anyway, welcome to the site, a home of comfort and
a place for healing and we hope you continue to visit.
Somehow I think you will and it is ok to remain anonymous
and I hope you feel relieved when you get my post. I was.
Again, welcome, and may I add, peace.
||Friday, October 29, 2010
@ 4:31 PM
|Dear CO and wife
It is only natural that Jehovah's Witnesses don't want to believe that there is
a severe pedophile issue going on in the religion. But, as many people are
reporting molestings and abuse of children, there has to be a problem
with pedophilia. This many people could not possibly be making up stories
about this extremely serious issue, not that no one ever does fabricate stories
about molestation and/or rape. It does happen. However it has to be true,
considering how bad and widely extended the issue is. The injustice to the
victims and the lack of mercy shown them is inexcusable. Something is really
wrong with the way the abuse situations are being handled. The mishandling
of the abuse is what is a bad reflection on God's name, not the reporting of
the abuse by the victims and their parents. It is appalling the lack of
compassion that is given to the victims while the pedophile is under the
mantle of protection by the elders. The so-called 'governing body' is
responsible for the way the elders deal with the abuse issues, because the
elders' directives come from the "governing body". The WTBTS has an
enormous amount of answering to do for their backing up of what amounts to
crime. They are guilty of criminal negligence. It is horrible what is going on
and something drastic needs to be done about this crime.
|Circuit Overseer and Wife
||Wednesday, October 27, 2010
@ 5:57 PM
|Keep up the good work ...
I am a relatively new CO. My wife came across this site
today and we are both trying to understand all of this.
I'm not sure who I can ask for detailed information
without arising suspicion within the organization (which
is also why we cannot at this time include our names), but
if this all turns out to be true, we'll have some
difficult decisions to make in the near future. Thank you
the contributors and creator of this site!
ADMINS NOTE: If you wish to ask any
questions about the information on Silent Lambs you can do so with complete
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to
assist in any way.
||Friday, October 22, 2010
@ 4:40 PM
It seems to me that it is hard to get anywhere when trying to reason with
the Witnesses about the pedophile issue or any other issue is that they have
so willingly given power over themselves to the WTBTS. Once that "power" is
"established" over them, Jehovah's Witnesses just don't seem able or willing to
listen to anyone about the fallacies of their religion or any injustices occurring
in it. I hope this is making sense. Anyway, it feels as if I may as well go out
and try to talk to a tree for all the factual information that isn't registering on
the JWs' minds. They can't really seem to truly hear it. It's hard to fathom
people not responding to the real truth about the 'Truth' they adhere to with
such barnacle-like devotion. How can they not see the falseness and
hypocrisy of this cult when they learn what is actually true?! It boggles the
mind, it does.
||Sunday, October 17, 2010
@ 7:17 AM
Well done for fighting this cult, not only are they a
recruitment agency for pedophiles but they destroy
friendships and relationships with their brainwashing. I
have a friend who has unfortunately gone into this cult and
I see her slowly being sucked into a world that
makes her believe she is special and can save people by
missionary work. My friend is a good person but vulnerable
she is becoming lost. I have no fear to stand up to this
cult thats why I put my name not initials.
||Sunday, September 19, 2010
@ 3:31 PM
For a religion that claims to make a better world there is
sure a lot of molesting of children. To make a better world
they believe all Non Jws have to destroyed by God. Even
little innocent children. Sick! I have two small Grandchildren
JWs believe should be destroyed! Think about it,what a
fatalistic view. I retired from them years ago, and having
seen Abuse that was never reported to Police made me sick.
All the best to all .DAL
||Sunday, September 19, 2010
@ 11:13 AM
hi please will anyone in the uk pref northwest let me know
as it would be great to meet people
||Thursday, September 9, 2010
@ 1:49 AM
|keep up the good work
We have to do what we have to catch these pedophiles and
convict them and the people who harbor them and put them
|Larry S. Oxenham
||Monday, August 30, 2010
@ 12:35 PM
I was raised in the Jehovah's Witness Cult as a child. My
parent was an elder. Growing up I never saw the love of
Christ in my parents or other members only a drive to sell
magazines door to door in order to earn their salvation.
When I turned 15 I stopped going to the Kingdom Hall and my
relationship with my parents changed for the worse. It
wasn't until I was 31 years old that I started searching
for the real Truth IN Christ and found the love I had for
so long missed out on. Both my parents are dead and when
my mother died in 2007 I was not informed until the night
before her memorial service. It was impossible for me to
get a flight from Calgary to Toronto to attend. When I was
born I was born with RH negative blood and needed to have
my blood completely changed. This was just 6 months before
my parents became Jehovah's Witnesses. When I became a
Christian in 1982 I saw how God had had his hand on my life
from the start or I would not have lived to be writing
this. God Bless
||Sunday, August 22, 2010
@ 12:46 AM
|real name, I don't hide
My dad is an elder... when I was a kid, I found
his "elder's manual", which at the time was a closely
guarded secret but can now be found easily on wikileaks...
When I read I finally understood why my father came home
from elder's meetings and sat in his car for an hour.
Sometimes he would come up the stairs with red eyes, it
was obvious he had been crying.
I have no idea how many cases of child abuse he covered up
for the "good" of his congregation, but he was always a
good man to his family. I love and respect my father
even though he does not respect me anymore. We didn't speak
for over a decade, but finally in his old age he has
softened a bit and we talk now.
I never understood what being a "sheep" meant. And I
encourage anyone who comes to this site to stop being
a "silent lamb". Become the loud lion, show your teeth. If
you still believe in Jesus, put yourself in his shoes....
because there is no mention of sex abuse in the bible and
even Jesus would not have put up with that.
One day, after my lovely and long suffering parents have
passed away, I have vowed to make a documentary about
Jehovah's Witnesses and sex abuse. When that time comes I
will put up an email address and would love to speak to
and film anyone who is willing to be a loud lion and
destroy the organization that destroyed so many lives.
||Saturday, July 17, 2010
@ 5:01 PM
|From Joe, Mary & Others
Bill Bowen, who has this site, won't tell you but I will.
He broke his leg, and was out of work 3 months! If you agree
he's a good man doing tons to help us please send him
anything you can afford, even a single dollar:
Bill Bowen, P.O. Box 681092; Franklin TN, 37068. The
address is different from Silentlambs as he now lives in
Tennessee. I'm Joe Emerson and agree with Mary Aguilar
and others that more needed to know so we can all stick
together. To help him is to help with all the good things
he does to save people from so much tragedy and pain.
||Thursday, July 15, 2010
@ 6:09 AM
To Silent Lambs:- The compassion you show to child abuse
victims is commendable.Your concern for their well being
shows you are not partial. "YOU STAND FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE."
When an Organization who has been brought to court over
child abuse, settles out of court with gag orders. Many
ask: why request the gag order? What is the Organization
afraid of? Is it child abuse victims telling the truth?
The child abuse victim is not the guilty one, they are the
predator's victim. And you gag the victim. Is this Christian?
Lets ask the Organization a question. What is the first
Amendment that you have used in court? Yes. Freedom of
speech! And you take away child abuse victims freedom of
speech with gag orders! Jesus would call you hypocrites
offspring of vipers, because you claim the rights of the
first amendment, but take it away from child abuse victims!
If you claim to be Christian, show it!!! Leave the
compensation in place and take away the gag orders!!! If
you are champions of freedom of speech what is stopping you?
Should any victim of crime be gagged? Your Governing Body
has some serious questions to be answered. Have they
contemplated what a worldwide campaign in all the major
cities of the world supporting victims of crime, victims of
child abuse would do. Bringing in trade union movements
around the world to lift gag orders off victims of crime,
victims of child abuse. Settling out of court is a relief to
the victim [if you have compassion you would understand
that] but to offer compensation with a gag order shows no
compassion! Any victim of crime has to talk about it to
||Sunday, July 11, 2010
@ 10:37 PM
|Raymond Franz Death
I am so saddened and shocked by the news that Raymond
Franz is dead. I didn't know him personally, but his
book "Crisis of Conscience" helped me so much in leaving
the JW and making a new life for myself. It was written
with so much clarity into the hidden things of the gov.
body, without any anger. It was facts, just facts to help
those of us who never knew what went on behind closed doors
at Bethel. Please let his wife know how much he did for
people like me, who were suffering abuse in the organization
because we thought we had no way out. Ray Franz helped so
many people, I just want to say a belated "Thank You".