Tag: Jehovah’s Witnesses

Religion News Briefing: Widow of first televangelist dies

Maude Aimee Humbard In today’s issue: The widow of Rex Humbard, the world’s first televangelist, dies. An Agape Ministries cult member gets his ammunition back. A court orders gated communities in Puerto Rico to provide access to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Plus a short, but though-provoking documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group that masquerades as a Christian church.

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.

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.