New organization takes on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watch Tower Society

Association of Anti-Watchtower Activists
The recently established Association of Anti-Watchtower Activists represents an international group of campaigners against the Watch Tower Society — the legal entity behind a religious cult whose members are known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

The organization’s founders are committed to pursuing responsible and well-informed activism against the Watch Tower Society’s harmful teachings and practices.

Religion News Briefs: a UFO cult, a killer cult, a former cult

news roundup In today’s roundup: a UFO cult promotes the Swastika; yet another one of Jehovah’s Witnesses needlessly dies in obedience to the cult’s teachings; and the Trinity Broadcasting Network is reeling from yet another revelation.

Also: do people join cults due to depression? Plus: links to additional religion news stories of note.

Judge forces Jehovah’s Witness parents to allow transfusion for daughter with cancer

Jehovah's Witnesses An Australian court ordered the parents of a cancer-stricken child to put aside their religious beliefs and allow her life-saving treatment including a blood transfusion.

Countless unnecessary deaths have resulted from the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult’s unbiblical teachings regarding blood transfusions.

Jehovah’s Witnesses who banned blood transfusion for boy (3) lose court battle

Jehovah's Witnesses A three-year-old boy can be given a blood transfusion during surgery despite religious objections from his Jehovah’s Witness parents, the High Court in Ireland has ruled.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, theologically a cult of Christianity, promote un-biblical teachings regarding blood and blood transfusions.

Judge puts baby’s life before parents’ beliefs

court A Dublin, Ireland maternity hospital has secured court orders allowing it to perform, if required, an emergency blood transfusion on a child said to be at risk of being born prematurely to a woman who is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith.

Coombe Hospital has won a number of court orders regarding blood transfusion for Jehovah’s Witnesses or their offspring.

War of words breaks out among Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses The official magazine for Jehovah’s Witnesses has described those who leave the church as “mentally diseased”, prompting an outcry from former members and insiders concerned about the shunning of those who question official doctrine.

Police inquiry over Jehovah’s Witness magazine ‘mentally diseased’ article

Jehovah's Witnesses An official magazine for Jehovah’s Witnesses that described those who leave the church as “mentally diseased” is at the centre of a police inquiry, it has emerged.

Detectives are investigating whether the article, published in July’s edition of The Watchtower, is in breach of Britain’s religious hatred laws.

Irish High Court grants transfusion order for Jehovah’s Witness baby

Jehovah's Witnesses Ireland’s High Court has made an order allowing the Coombe Hospital in Dublin to carry out an emergency blood transfusion on a baby girl born prematurely last week.

The baby, who weighs less than one kilogram, was born to Jehovah’s Witness parents, who have refused to agree to a blood transfusion should it become necessary.

Judge dismisses ‘wrongful life’ lawsuit by Jehovah’s Witness

blood transfusion A Jehovah’s Witness who received a life-saving blood transfusion against her beliefs sued her doctor for medical malpractice.

A judge dismissed the suit ruling that the transfusion didn’t deviate from accepted standards of care.

Man opposes his wife receiving blood

Jehovah's Witnesses Fifty-eight-year-old Bruce Huff believes it is a sin to receive any blood or blood products. When his wife, 58-year-old Candy Huff, became unconscious several weeks ago and was rushed to Clark Memorial Hospital, he wrote a letter to the staff telling them not to give her blood transfusions.

The hospital filed a petition in Clark County Circuit Court asking that someone be appointed to make medical decisions for Candy Huff, alleging Bruce Huff was unable to make decisions in her best interest.

Jehovah’s Witness sues Kansas for bloodless transplant

Jehovah's Witnesses Mary Stinemetz, 64, could get a liver transplant, one that would be paid for by Medicaid, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

But she also would have to compromise her Jehovah’s Witness principles, because she would receive a blood transfusion, something she believes violates God’s law.

Baby of Jehovah’s Witnesses couple given transfusion after court order

Jehovah's Witnesses A life-saving blood transfusion was administered to a critically ill baby under a court order secured by a Dublin hospital at a late-night hearing in a High Court judge’s home.

The child’s parents, members of the Jehovah Witness faith objected on religious grounds to the procedure.

Jehovah Witnesses say harassed in south Sudan

Jehovah’s Witnesses in a south Sudan town have been harassed and expelled and a place of worship was burned down after it was alleged they had told voters not to take part in a secession referendum, members of the sect said.

Members of the small minority Christian group in Sudan said the sect was wrongly accused of preventing its followers from taking part for religious reasons in the vote on Sunday that will likely see the south secede.

Theologically the movement is considered to be a cult of Christianity. The organization behind it claims to be God’s only representative on earth, and yet keeps changing its mind on many issues, including voting.

The Governor of Western Equatoria state (Sudan) last December referred to Jehovah Witnesses who did not register to vote in Southern Sudan’s independence referendum as “traitors”

Jehovah’s Witness accuses Illinois village of religious discrimination

A former employee has filed a civil suit Friday against Oak Park, Illionois claiming that she was discriminated against and ultimately terminated because of her religious beliefs.

Shawnya Robinson, a Jehovah’s Witness, claims that the village fired her because she couldn’t perform two job responsibilities due to her religious beliefs, namely voter registration and domestic partner registration, after she was transferred to a new job in the clerk’s office.

Prince and the Jehovah’s Witnesses

One of the world’s raunchiest rock stars, Prince is in his stacked heels and flamboyant suit strutting from house to house around an ordinary suburban estate.

Flanked by minders, he goes up a garden path, knocks on a door and politely asks the householder: “Would you like to talk about God?”

Prince admits his door-to-door missions as a Jehovah’s Witness raises eyebrows.

Sometimes he tries to escape his fame by going in disguise.

You only have to meet Prince for a few minutes to realise the extent to which God – rather than the colour purple – now influences how he lives.

Much of what he says, as well as his songwriting, revolves around his beliefs these days. Even the mysterious numbers he slots into his material are thought to be coded biblical references.

Incidentally, read what the Watchtower — the organization behind the Jehovah’s Witnesses at your door — had to say about music.

Man committed to hospital for hate crime against Jehovah’s Witness

A 35-year-old man who told police he punched an elderly Jehovah’s Witness in the face and head several times when she came to his door offering him a religious tract, has been committed to the state Department of Health Services for eight years.

How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower

The book How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower — the organization behind the Jehovah’s Witnesses at your door — went out of print a few years ago, and copies currently sell for up to (and over) a hundred dollars.

Author David Reed recently regained the publishing rights, and now sells an updated edition over here.

An online edition of the book is available free of charge.

Jehovah’s Witness dies after refusing blood transfusion

Another Jehovah’s Witness has died after refusing a blood transfusion.

Members of the religion, which is considered as theologically a cult of Christianity misinterpret the Bible as forbidding blood transfusions — resulting in numerous needless deaths.

Court orders Jehovah’s Witness boy be given blood transfusion

blood transfusion A hospital has won the right to give a child potentially life-saving blood transfusions despite the religious objections of the boy and his family.

In a South Australian legal first, the Supreme Court this afternoon gave the Women’s and Children’s Hospital the right to give a 10-year-old boy – a member of the Jehovah’s Witness faith – transfusions as part of his cancer treatment.
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