A member of the Jehovah Witness congregation will appear in court next month after he was charged with historic child sex offences. Child Abuse squad detectives charged the 72-year-old over alleged offences against a girl between 1979 and 1982. It will be alleged the man sexually assaulted the girl, who was 11 at the time of the first offence, in the towns of Narrogin, Windy Harbour and Katanning. “During this time, the man was an active member of the Katanning Jehovah Witness congregation,” a police spokesperson said. The man has been charged with a string of child sex offences including indecent dealing, unlawful carnal knowledge of girls under 16 and deprivation of liberty. The man was charged on Thursday after ongoing investigations from the Royal Commission into institutional child sex offences. The 72-year-old will appear in the Katanning Magistrates Court on May 16. If you are or have been a victim of child sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, call police on 131 444. TOPICS
This is really maddening...The Jw sexual abusers think they have it made because of the ideal conditions for them to seek and abuse victims. I'm glad to see more and more of these cases come to light. People need to see just how sick and twisted things can get within the cult.
..::"You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel." -Johnny Depp::..
The counterpetition claims that Nancy and Henry Campbell have:
• Forced the children to adopt the couple’s religion, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and to seek converts by going door to door.
• Banned contact between the children and Brueggemann because Brueggemann is not a Jehovah’s Witness.
• Planned to have the children discontinue their extracurricular activities, including sports.
The document says Brueggemann was the primary alternate child care provider for the children before their parents’ deaths. Brueggemann was unable to house all seven children after their parents’ deaths, but the petition says she is working on securing an adequate living situation.
Last Edit: May 27, 2017 19:46:05 GMT -7 by Shimmerjet
Post by Thehotone4u2 on May 28, 2017 8:01:31 GMT -7
In California law it's considered child abuse and proof of unfitness as a parent to refuse visitation and bad mouth the other parent. That allegation can be a two edge sword though. Still, brainwashing children against their parents is an evil pursuit, and the Borg does just that, even with ones who are still in.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to god!-Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
A man who almost died after refusing a blood transfusion has hit out at the “harmful” practices in the Jehovah’s Witness religion that prohibited him from doing so. Phil Dunne was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness five years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer and told he would die if he did not receive a blood transfusion to negate internal bleeding caused by a tumour in his stomach. Jehovah’s Witnesses are prohibited from receiving blood transfusions “even in matters of life and death” and report a worldwide following of 8.3 million people.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s Liveline, Mr Dunne described how he was willing to die rather than go against his religion’s teachings. He said: “I had my father in law at the time write out a will for me because I was too weak in bed. I gave him all the instructions on what to do and I pretty much prepared myself to die.”
Mr Dunne, who is originally from Co Wicklow and grew up in the US, was an active member of his religion at the time and had been attending Jehovah’s Witnesses meetings since the age of seven. He said he spent four days in hospital before doctors could think of an alternate way to treat him that did not involve a transfusion.
He said: “I think they were hoping that I would just break down and take a transfusion eventually. “They decided to try very intense, targeted radiation to try and shrink the tumour so rapidly that they’d be able to stop the bleeding and then I’d be able to do chemotherapy to actually control the cancer once they’d stabilised me.”
Mr Dunne said doctors regarded this as a “last ditch” solution, but the procedure proved successful and he has been cancer-free since. The experience led Mr Dunne to re-evaluate his involvement with the religion.
A heavily pregnant Jehovah's Witness woman and her baby died after she was diagnosed with leukemia but refused a blood transfusion that would probably have saved both of their lives. The 28-year-old was diagnosed with the cancer seven months into her pregnancy, and doctors told her she could give birth via a caesarean section and undergo chemotherapy but both would require her to have a blood transfusion. The Sydney woman refused both options due to her religious beliefs and her baby died in utero three days later. She had a stillbirth and died 13 days after her diagnosis after suffering a stroke and multi-organ failure.
Post by Savingmyson on Jun 3, 2017 13:08:25 GMT -7
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Saturday, June 3rd 2017
If your weekend plans includes heading downtown, you might want to prepare for a few extra thousand people in the area.
The Tucson Convention Center will be packed for the next several weekends because of the Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses annual gatherings.
The weekend-long events happen between May and September, with about 245 different conventions in the United States, a spokesmen said. Seven of those regional conventions are held in Tucson at the TCC from June through August.
Roughly 6,000 people attended Friday's symposium, along with various talks throughout the morning and afternoon.
Jonathan Osego, a convention spokesman, said organizers and visitors are taking advantage of what Tucson has to offer.
"I live in Tucson so the benefit is it's local for us," he said. "And I know that locally we're going to be staying in motels and eating out during the three days, so I'm sure it helps the economy too."
It's quite the amount. Tucson News Now learned that last year, about $2.3 million was contributed to the local economy each weekend. By the end of the summer, totaling up the amount from all seven conventions scheduled at the TCC, the financial impact for Tucson is nearly $16 million.
Osego said they have a solid relationship with the convention center.
"We're really grateful to the management because they make the facilities available, and then Tucson is a great town too. Some of the folks that are here they are coming from all over Arizona, and will be doing so during the seven weeks," he explained.
The conventions are open to the public, you won't be charged admission, and no collection will be taken, according to Osego.
West Country police have launched a murder enquiry after man's body was found with stab wounds at a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
Police say a man has been arrested. There is no suggestion at this stage that the death is terror related.
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police cordoned off a property near Honiton town centre on Tuesday after a man was stabbed several times.
Police and ambulance personnel were called to Dowell Street at approximately 3.40pm on Tuesday (June 6) after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man at that address.
Police found a man, who has not yet been identified, dead at the scene, with several stab wounds.
Police said on Tuesday evening a 55-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He was taken into custody in Exeter for questioning.
A cordon remains in place around the scene while a forensic examination is carried out by scenes of crime officers.
Scenes of crime officers are expected to remain at the scene on Wednesday. There is no road closure in place.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information which may assist with their enquiry to contact them.
"We are appealing for witnesses. If anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Dowell Street area or around a camper van parked in the Lace Walk car park in the town centre on Tuesday afternoon, then we would like you to contact us."
Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact police by emailing [email protected] or by telephoning 101, quoting crime reference number 529 of today.
Telegraph Reporters 11 JUNE 2017 • 6:05PM A Jehovah's Witness has agreed not to show his son religious cartoons and has been banned from taking the six-year-old to some church events because it could cause him "emotional damage".
The man is embroiled in a family court dispute with his estranged wife and has been barred by a court from taking the little boy to Jehovah's Witness assemblies, annual conventions and memorials.
District Judge Malcolm Dodds also said that the father had agreed not to show his son "Jehovah's Witness cartoons", a decision he described as "wise". The judge said the boy had watched cartoons called Obey Jehovah, Pay Attention At Meetings and One Man One Woman.
"In 'Obey Jehovah' a child is taught about the sinfulness of having a cartoon character toy with magical powers which the child had to put in a bin," he said.
"While making sense to a child if both parents were Jehovah's Witnesses, such a cartoon would send a very confusing message to a child like [the boy] who has one foot in his mother's world and a wider world (in which magical characters are everywhere in books, television, DVDs, on the internet and in films) and his other foot in his father's world where such magical characters are sinful.
The father accepts that [the boy] should not be exposed to such religious based media until [he] is at least 12. District Judge Malcolm Dodds "The mother asserts that in her submissions that the objective of the cartoons and Bible stories is to condition and indoctrinate children into Jehovah's Witness beliefs through a mixture of fear, manipulation and a strict boundary between behaviour which is acceptable and pleasing and that which is not.
"The father accepts that [the boy] should not be exposed to such religious based media until [he] is at least 12."
The judge concluded that there was a risk of the youngster suffering "emotional damage" if he was taken to to Jehovah's Witness assemblies, annual conventions and memorials.
He heard that the couple had separated about a year after the man began to study the Jehovah's Witness faith.
The boy now lived with his mother, who did not practise any religion.
Judge Dodds said the boy was "impressionable" and might suffer as a result of getting "confusing messages" if he went with his father to certain kinds of Jehovah's Witness gathering...
"People are being abused all the time. There's violence. These things just indicate that we're living that much closer to the end. So, we've made it this far. Perhaps just a few years or perhaps a few decades makes no sense to give up right now" Clayton Duraham, media relations, said."
That's right people are being abused...by the watchtower. We all know the results of the Royal Commission. And that's just one example. Don't get me started on the shunning. cDAl6QP And while they're at it why not pump that same old line that the end is near and promote fear to the people- "Perhaps just a few years" Yeah, yeah, yeah...been hearing that same old tired line since 1914!
All taking place at Johnstown...or was that Jonestown?
The only end I want to see is the end of this evil manipulative cult!!
Post by Shimmerjet on Jun 21, 2017 21:48:17 GMT -7
A son discovered his two parents stabbed to death inside a home in Chicago's North Austin neighborhood, police said.
He found his 67-year-old father and 69-year-old mother fatally stabbed in the 1400-block of North Leclaire Avenue and contacted police at about 1 a.m., police said. They have been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Johnnie and Shirley Ervin.
A massive police presence descended on the scene and officers cordoned off the area with red crime tape. Family members arrived trying to comfort each other in the wake of the tragedy.
Neighbors described the couple as beloved members of the community.
"Mrs. Ervin, she was a good woman, a Jehovah's Witness, God-fearing woman and Mr. Ervin was an upright man, took care of his family and everything," said Kevin Newson, who knew the victims.
The circumstances and the motive behind the stabbings are not known. Chicago police said a person of interest is in custody and charges are pending.
Shimmerjet: I am ok hotone thanks for asking, usually warm for this time of year here in middlew earth
Jun 15, 2019 15:02:06 GMT -7
Rusholme: Greetings from Sweden! Long time no see! :)
Jun 23, 2019 9:48:46 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey Rusholme great to see you, gottta go to work but hopefully we can catch up soon, hope you are well x
Jun 23, 2019 12:53:06 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Morning all, have a beautiful day x
Jun 27, 2019 12:53:42 GMT -7
Rusholme: Hope everyone is having a nice day!
Jul 3, 2019 8:16:33 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Today felt like a week, last day of school tomorrow then two glorious weeks off, the kids have checked out already, making for the long day!
Jul 3, 2019 20:44:50 GMT -7
Rusholme: Sounds good shimmer, hope you'll have a great vacay!
Jul 4, 2019 3:41:40 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yay! Days off! Unfortunately I've got a pile of stuff to do around the house.
Jul 4, 2019 14:30:56 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Yea same, like a date with the linen cupboard lol
Jul 4, 2019 22:07:26 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: quee, hello, lol I was just looking to see if you were on fb and here you are, hows things?
Jul 4, 2019 22:10:57 GMT -7
Queequeg: Great Shimmy, I'll try to catch you on facebook in a bit.
Jul 4, 2019 22:16:17 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: the one thing Australia does better than New Zealand is......... vegemite beats marmite hands down
Jul 5, 2019 0:12:34 GMT -7
DrivingAce: Hey Guys! It's been a while since I came on, but I wanted to say a quick hello! I've been mostly lurking on the exjw Subreddit, but I didn't want to forget everyone here! Hope all is well!
Jul 8, 2019 8:37:39 GMT -7
Rusholme: Good to hear from you drivingace, all the best! ; )
Jul 10, 2019 7:43:09 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: Wanted..... posters, please we need to liven up this place, we get many visitors but not many posters, why is this? We are a laid back bunch, most veiws welcome, christain, pagan, everyday stuff, all makes for a good convo? take the plunge and post?
Jul 12, 2019 2:39:53 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I'm happy to report that I finally got a day off! Yay! Finally got a chance to post a few things. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day today!
Jul 14, 2019 9:58:37 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I hope to finally retire sometime at the end of the year.
Jul 14, 2019 18:00:29 GMT -7