Tag: Jehovah’s Witnesses

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.

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.

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.

Russian Supreme Court bans regional Jehovah’s Witnesses branch

Jehovah's Witnesses The Supreme Court rejected an appeal against a previous court ruling of the Rostov regional court issued on September 11, 2009, which declares the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ branch in the southern Russian city of Taganrog an extremist organization and bans its activities.

A plot of land, an office building and other property belonging to the group were also seized.