How would you sum up the vile JW cult?

How would you sum up the vile JW cult?

Right now, a plan is taking shape to erect a billboard in Texas that will warn people of the dangers the Jehovah’s Witnesses pose to their members and society at large.

To do so, supporters of the billboard need to raise $3,272, and have begun an online funding appeal at Indiegogo, which says:

Millions of people’s lives are being adversely affected every day by Jehovah’s Witnesses’ harmful teachings of shunning  former members, refusal of certain kinds of medical treatment, social isolation, and harboring of child molesters.  The goal of this campaign is to sponsor a billboard that will be targeted to current members traveling to the Belton, TX conventions July 31st – Aug 9th 2015.  

These conventions attract thousands of current members and hundreds of prospective members.  If we help just one wake up and walk away from the cult, we will be successful.

The funds will be used 100 percent for the purchase of ad space on a billboard along I-35 in Belton, TX, the main route those from Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas will use to get to the convention.

The billboard is 672 square feet and will run from July 15 to August 15:

Plenty of time to not only catch the attention of convention goers, but locals in the community and the workers setting up the convention.

A special web landing page will be created that will align with the billboard’s message so we can understand the success of the campaign.  We will be measuring increase in web traffic as well as engagement and source.

If the organisers don’t reach the goal, all funds will go to supporting

The message of the billboard has not been finalised, but is under discussion on an ex-JW Reddit thread.

One suggestion is that the billboard should say:

The Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses has intentionally enabled and protected pedophiles within its ranks for decades, Google it.

If a homophobic pizza joint in Indiana can raise over $486,000 to support their bigotry, the anti-JW ought easily to raise $3,272 to do something really worthwhile.

13 responses to “How would you sum up the vile JW cult?”

  1. Broga says:

    What is so mind bogglingly amazing that the belief seems like a miracle is that so many people immerse themselves in this sick cult. Just how does anyone with half a brain get sucked into this destructive and potentially lethal nonsense?

    The leaders are on a power trip where they can call the shots for their sad and gullible followers. Children abused and the abuse covered up under the aegis of religion. Sad and depressed people wandering from door to door facing constant rejection. As usual with religion at the core is the exploitation of the followers by the cynical leaders.

  2. AgentCormac says:

    The following is an excellent article from The Guardian entitled ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ silencing techniques: as terrifying as child abuse’.

  3. dennis says:

    Here in my town yes, now you have an idea of the magnatude of my problem. I need a sign that says ATHEIST have the answer when your child is very ill. it’s not a FAIRY TAIL.
    The petiphilia is not important even atheist have them in our population. The fairy tail insanity is the problem that needs redemption.
    Ok now I can’t just set here on this wonderful blog and cuss and discuss the virtues of the universe rationally. Wow not sense the protest of the Vietnam War have I felt so moved.

  4. Lucy1 says:

    Hang on. Nearly half a million dollars to those pizza people?? Makes you want to weep.

  5. Marky Mark says:

    (Nearly half a million dollars to those pizza people?? )
    That is because of all the press their situation created…need similar press coverage about this billboard, so more can go up everywhere.

  6. barriejohn says:

    The JW’s (Russellites) are having special world-wide shindigs this month. From what I can make out, meetings are being held all over the world after local sundown today to observe what others would call Communion, the Eucharist, or the Lord’s Supper (they do this once a year only), and then special meetings are being held worldwide on 12th April. They claim that 20 million took part last year. Did you receive YOUR leaflet?

  7. Marky Mark says:

    And for all the Easter fans, or zombie day, a little Monty Python;

  8. barriejohn says:

    Bad publicity for them here:

    Castellanos was disciplined or “disfellowshipped” by the congregation’s leaders, but was allowed back in some time later, according to Storey. “Whether he’s still a member [of the Hillsboro church], I don’t know,” Storey said Monday.

    He added that Watchtower and the Jehovah’s Witnesses are “unlikely” to agree to produce documents requested by the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Hillsboro case.

    “Their point of view will be that even accused molesters have a right to privacy,” Storey said.

    The religious denomination has “a collection of reports on child abusers they don’t want to turn over,” Roggendorf added.

    Initially reported here on 4th January, I see, but I’m not posting a second link!

  9. AgentCormac says:

    @Marky Mark

    Thank you for posting that link – I think everybody should watch The Life of Brian at least a couple of times a year. Not only is it a masterpiece of comic film making, the way it cuts to the heart of the absurdities upon which all religions are founded is pure genius.

    If you’ve never seen it before, here, broadcast on the night of the film’s launch, are Palin and Cleese taking on that truly loathsome, Mother Teresa-loving apologist for all things catholic, Malcolm Muggeridge and the Bishop of Southwark, Mervyn ‘I am the most patronising person on the planet’ Stockwood. Apparently both of these repulsive, god-bothering idiots had arrived late to a screening of the film and as a result when they went head-to-head with the Pythons didn’t actually know that Brian and Jesus were totally different characters. As you’ll see, the host of the ‘Friday Night … Saturday Morning’ show, Tim Rice, does nothing whatsoever to stop their smug, condescending assault on a movie they had completely and utterly misunderstood.

  10. L.Long says:

    The adults like to make example of their kids by letting them die.
    I would like to see how many adults have done the same for themselves?
    A nice survey project for a college kids…a graph showing the number of JWs that killed their kids, the number of JWs that allowed themselves to die, and how many JW hypocrites that did what was necessary to survive.
    But they are “purposely ignorant” (aka stupid) about so many things they are beyond delusional.

  11. Zach says:

    Thank you for posting this! I have been working with the group, on this project, for a while now and we appreciate the publicity.

  12. TTAT says:

    @ L Long: Many JWs have died for refusing blood, it’s just you don’t hear about this in the news. Generally news reports of stories of JWs murdering their kids in the name of their sick cult but when an adult refuses blood it doesn’t make the news.

    People are outraged at Jones Town cul and the number of victims but somehow don’t grasp how many JWs died because they believed their cult leaders or chose death rather than take blood product and be shunned by everyone they’ve known including possible parents or kids. More JWs died due to this twisted blood policy than Jones Town.

  13. Robster says:

    We love it when a couple of confused, lying JW’s front up to our place, pretending to be all nice and friendly. They invariably open with “We both are science fans” then add “and we believe to world is six thousand years old”.Then in a moment of great humour, whip out their strange little bible thingy and declare it to be the whole truth! Unbelievable. The JW’s must put each victim attracted to the kingdom hall under the knife to remove the remaining functioning brain cell. Then they send them out to convert others! I’m surprised they can find amongst their victims someone with the sense to drive and park a car.