JWs "tabling" at my student center again, first time in over six months. I wonder if the fact it's been 15 degrees out had anything to do with it?
Anyway I composed an email to the director and assistant director of the department which allows vendors, students and other organizations to have "table time" at the University student centers.
I've always appreciated your feedback on matters, so have a look at the letter and tell me what you think before I send it:
Jehovah's Witness table at ******* Student Center
I am currently a non-traditional (I'm 45) full-time student at ***** here in *******. When I graduated high school about 27 years ago, I unfortunately made the decision not to go to college. Why? Being raised as a Jehovah's Witness, I was repeatedly warned by church leaders and church-produced literature that college was an "extremely dangerous" place for young Witnesses, and that my "everlasting salvation" would be imperiled should I decide to go to college. So instead of pursuing higher education after high school, I became a "pioneer," essentially a full-time recruiter for Jehovah's Witnesses.
About five years ago, however, I "awakened" to the fact that I had been raised in a cult, and that I needed to get an education and get on with my life. So here I am at ***** pursuing that goal.
In light of my background, I hope you can imagine my dismay upon seeing Jehovah's Witness recruiters set up at a table at the ******** Student Center on Tuesday, February 17. My honest belief is that the purpose of this activity is not to educate interested ones in the Bible, but to target young people who have not yet honed their critical thinking skills for recruitment into their high-control organization.
I implore you to view this program just released in January 2015 by Jehovah's Witnesses on their "TV" website. It reveals their stance against higher education and is presented by Jehovahs Witnesses Governing Body member Anthony Morris III:
Further information about Jehovah's Witnesses' anti-college stance can be found here:
As I assume it is ultimately your decision as to what groups may or may not set up tables at ***** student centers, I wanted you to be aware of the true nature of this particular group so as to make an informed choice.
PS: as I have not formally withdrawn my membership from this organization for fear of losing all of my family and friends, I am not using my name or school email address for anonymity's sake. Feel free to email me back if you have any questions.