Shot Jehovah’s Witness refuses blood transfusion

Shot Jehovah Wife ‘Refuses Blood’

A Jehovah’s Witness who survived a shooting in which her husband died is believed to have refused a blood transfusion during surgery to save her life.

Amanda Hustler is being treated at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth for two gunshot wounds to her back.

She and her husband Adam were shot in their luxury home in a tiny Cornish hamlet.

Family friend and fellow Jehovah’s Witness Tim Mears said that although Mrs Hustler had undergone a “long surgical procedure” there had been “no issue over the use of blood” because of her religious beliefs.

He added that the couple had held “strong religious convictions for decades”.

Mrs Hustler is “very distressed” over what happened and is in a lot of pain, but is being comforted at her bedside by her daughters Danielle and Abigail, believed to be 20 and 16 respectively.

Businessman Mr Hustler, 41, died in hospital after the shooting on Saturday at their detached home in Porth Kea.

– Source: Shot Jehovah Wife ‘Refuses Blood’ , SKY News (UK), Sep. 23, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Would You Trust The WatchTower Society with your life?

  • While the Watchtower Society (the organization behind Jehovah’s Witnesses) claims to represent God, its leaders can not make up their minds about what He says.
  • They have come up with their own version of the Bible (necessary to support the organization’s unbiblical teachings), constantly go back and forth on a wide variety of issues, and keep getting their prophecies about the end of the world wrong. See these quotes — from their own publications — for documentation.
  • Here is the Watchtower’s history on the issue of blood. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses (or their kids) have died as a result of that nonsense. Would you trust your life — and that of your loved ones — to these quacks?
  • Theologically, Jehovah’s Witnesses is a cult of Christianity.
  • Sociologically, the movement has cult-like elements as well.
  • Explanation: Sociological vs. theological definitions of the term ‘cult.’
  • See Also:
    Research resources on Jehovah’s Witnesses

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