Custody brochure next to be examined?

by alamb 38 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Lee says "Thank You", picks up a copy and heads for the reading room

  • Laney

    I've already read the custody booklet from cover to cover, as we were about to head into a battle for my stepson. Thankfully his mother(and I use that term loosely) abandoned him before it got that far. These are my favourite parts of the text(highlighting is mine):


    This can be used to show that they are normal .

    Identify and interview young people from local

    congregations who have been raised as Jehovah's

    Witnesses and, in the eyes of the presiding overseer, are

    spiritually minded but also enjoy the normal healthy

    things that young people do . They don't have to be

    competitive to enjoy sports . Be careful that they don't

    get the impression that they are in a demonstration at

    the circuit assembly, when they would show that the

    first things in life are service and going to the Kingdom

    Hall . Show hobbies, crafts, social activity, sports, and

    especially plans for the future . Be careful they don't all

    say that they are going to be pioneers . Plans can be

    trade, getting married and having children, journalism,

    and all kinds of other things . Maybe you can show an

    interest in art and the theater . They must be clean,

    moral, honest, but with the interests that you would

    expect from other young people .

    In other words, find the best young liar in the congragation, and cover up exactly what you've been teaching your children. The first thing in life for these kids is going on the work and the Kingdom Hall. Being a Pioneer is the be all and end all. I love the fact that they encourage them to hide it like some dirty little secret.

    From the psychology section;

    1 . Show' that you have a balanced view and that

    the truth has helped you to maintain such a

    view. Do not present yourself or the truth as rigid or

    obsessive . Rather, show the evaluator that you are a

    reasonable person by showing your flexibility and

    responding in an open and nondefensive manner.

    6. You may be asked questions about your

    refusal to take blood or blood products . You may

    be questioned about whether you would permit your

    child to die because of your refusal to consent to a

    blood transfusion . Rather than just explaining your

    hope in your child's resurrection in God's new world

    and deemphasizing the importance of your child's

    life in this system, show a balanced view and state in

    positive terms the medical steps that you would take

    to assure the child had the best possible medical

    treatment available .

    Or, pretend that you are not rigid and obsessive, and lie about the fact that you want your child to die a martyr so that when this system ends they will be saved. Bollocks to the here and now!

    Q: And what do you teach your child in these

    Bible studies?

    A: I try to teach her about some fundamental

    principles like honesty and why it is important . Also,

    we study about showing love to others, being kind,

    forgiving, and things like that .

    So hating Gays, Catholics, Ex-JWs etc. is loving now is it? The fact that I have an 11 year old boy on my hands who wouldn't piss on a gay man if he was on fire is 'Kind'. Riiiiiight! Splitting families up because one of them dared to research some scripture for themselves, thats very forgiving.

    I just love the hypocrisy and the stench of the lies.

  • tall penguin
    tall penguin

    I just read the custody brochure. I feel like throwing up.
    tall penguin

  • CountryGuy
    I just read the custody brochure. I feel like throwing up.

    Same here...

    Not that I needed it, but I have another reason to hate the WTS.... but I only hate them the way they hate us.


  • Fatfreek

    The secret book? I wonder if this is the one?


  • Fatfreek

    One of my favorites:

    "You do not want to give the impression that your religion
    requires you to allow your child to die should a
    medical emergency arise."

    Yeah, right.

  • Fatfreek

    Oops! Sorry, Jourles. My post was so redundant. I didn't see that your reference was a link.


  • jgnat

    Now that the blood essay has pointed the way, it is an easy matter of highlighting the secular misrepresentations. Is there evidence in the brochure that the Watchtower Society expects to be treated as an authority on these matters by faithful congregation members?

    Do we have evidence that divorcing JW parents have indeed used the brochure during custody hearings?

    Then we have them. Children and ex's can sue for alienation of affection.

  • alamb

    I have contacted the Justice Department in DC regarding this document. I described its contents and the fact that the members using this instruction do not respect the constitution, will not salute the flag, will not serve in the military and are being instructed to lie to authorities. I also included the letter sent to elders instructing them not to honor search warrants.

    They are VERY interested. Anyone with proof of perjury by a JW as a result of this brochure, or matters of custody being altered due to misrepresentation, please contact me.

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    good going alamb

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