Try reading the other posts in this thread along wiht your own. My name is Dave,not Randy! I don't know where you came up with that one. You are priceless man.
Her side of the story? it is simple. She is a JW and believes what she is told. My step sister who has five kids from five different men and has spent a few years as a hooker is just fine in my parents eyes because she was never baptizes and ran away from home when she was 13. Since she was never baptized and not disfellowshipped she can come and go with my family as she pleases.
For me, I have three great sons who my parents do not know. I have never done a criminal thing in my life and I have helped more people than I can count. I am a great father and a damn good person. The only thing as far as you consider "my moms side" is I do not believe the teachings of the JW's. I do not bring the JW issues up the few times I have seen my Mom but she knows where I stand.
My step sister with her five illegitimate kids and her brief background as a hooker does not threaten their belief system so she's OK. I was asked to come back to Bethel (JW headquarters) to help out the publication department as a professional consultant and because I learned of the hypocrisy first hand while I was there I left the religion. That is my crime, that is what has resulted in my sentience of banishment from the love of my own mother. Your religion has kidnapped her mind and controlled her life and her concept of love.
YoYo, you don't have a clue who I am or what I have seen and done. I spent time in the little secret library the JW's have on the administration floor in Brooklyn. I walked for a week with good old Freddie himself. He was as senile as a mad hatter back in 84. Have you ever meant the man in person? I have, It was very enlightening. Have you ever had them ask for you to come back and help them in any professional manner? I have! Have you ever had the chance to be exposed to the "inside secrets" of the society? I have.
That's why I left the religion I was in for over 20 years. Until you have walked in my shoes or hugged my mom as I left and she said to me it may be the last time she will ever see me you can's say anything about me, my mom or the real truth about your own religion!
Take care,and keep trying.