Industrial park becomes religious battleground

by Gayle 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gayle


    Interesting, valid Township concerns for assembly hall in certain area. No economic value to a town bringing in JWs is a fact. If JWs were bringing something creating jobs, revenue, a medical center, something, anything positive would make a difference.

    This is probably choice property for resale and profit turnaround for the WTS. There was other property elsewhere but the WTS doesn't want it as probably not much for turnaround and reselling.

  • wannabefree

    Wouldn't it give a better "witness" to not insist they have a right to be there?

    The majority does not want the Assembly Hall, the Witnesses were offered alternative locations, they will argue and try to get their way and mislead that the Assemblies will have a positive impact on the local economy ... although I imagine it would have some impact on motel usage, restaurants, and gas stations ... hmmm, at first thought I didn't see an economic benefit to the community, but with the seating capacity it sounds like an Assembly Hall that will be used for the speculated new convention arrangement. 48 weekends a year bringing in a few thousand people each weekend, perhaps it would have a positive impact.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    I'd love to see the JWs win their case and build an AH in this Industrial Park... then have a foundry move in next door that operates 24/7, creating lots of noise, stink, and traffic of their own on the weekend. Industrial Parks are intended for industry, not for JW cult indoctrination complexes.

  • Mr. Falcon
    Mr. Falcon

    Damn right, Billy. I always crack up whenever I see how the WTBS runs and hides behind the letter of the law of this country and it's Constitution, all while denying those same due processes to it's victims (abused children, Judicial Committee defendants, etc.)

    I say let em build it. But on the condition that they have to be taxed or pay thru the nose some other way. See how fast the WT powers-that-be abandon the project.

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