Have you been hurt by the policies of the Jehovah’s Witnesses?
What are these policies we speak of?
1.) The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a patriarchal society, so women are relegated to a submissive role, this can lead to abuse.
2.) They adhere to the “Two-Witness rule” when it comes to allegations of child sexual abuse amongst their members. This means that if a child reports that they are being abused to the Elders (church leaders) they are required to supply a second witness to the said abuse. (How many child molesters have a witness to their vile actions?)
3.) They also adhere to refusing blood transfusions even when their life or the lives of their children are in danger.
These policies are erroneously based on the Bible. Scriptures that have been taken out of context and misinterpreted by their Governing Body (in other words their Pope) to mean what they need them to mean.
Do any of these questions strike a chord with you?
- Were you the victim of years of spousel abuse?
- Were you molested or sexually abused as a child?
- Have you been belittled, pychologically, and emotionally abused?
- Have you lost family members in death as a result of suicide or the policy of no blood transfusions?
Do you think something should be done about it?
You can help us to begin that change. Come forward and share your story. With enough voices the SA Human Rights Commission will take notice and with enough outside pressure change can happen. The Jehovah’s Witnesses will not be able to hide behind religious freedom when people’s human rights are being trampled on and ignored.
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