Black JWs voting

by turtleturtle 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • turtleturtle

    I heard from a fellow JW that there was scandal in the DC area because black JWs were voting the 2012 election (or maybe its was the 2008 election). Is this true?

  • whathappened

    It wouldn't surprise me, you definitely won't run into any other dubs at the polling place. Voting is allowed you know. I think it is in a November 1999 Watchtower. Search for it here in the JWN search bar.

    I voted for the first time this fall, it felt wonderful to excersise my rights as an American.

  • Kojack57

    Turtleturtle: I heard the same rumor. Don't know if it's true. I only know I voted and I'm a ex-jdub. I think cult members are finally waking up to the corruption in the BORG and doing their own thing.


  • wasblind

    The WTS prevents " ALL " Jehovah's Witnesses from votin'

    It's not based on race. They do it based on their belief to

    do nothin' but " Wait on the Kingdom"

    Furthermore, If the black Jehovah's witnesses feel that strongly

    about havin' the right to vote

    They need to get their ass out of a religion that prevents them from

    doin' so. However , Under the guise of religion, Jehovah's witnesses ( who are black ) still

    live' under the Jim Crow laws that forbade them the right to vote

    in the first place

    It's because of a vote, Witnesses can now go out in field service together in the desegregated south

    But never mind my rant, Jus' "wait on the Kingdom "


  • ShirleyW

    Hey Wasblind- When I was growing up in the Borg in the 60’s it was always known that Dubs don’t vote.

    About five or so years ago, someone hear on the board mentioned that in the 1961 Bound Volume of the Awake magazine he gave the exact page of the article that said witnesses could vote, since my mother had all the Bound Volume in the basement, thank goodness she had one from 1961, I showed it to her, you know how when you show Dubs the truth from their own literature that they didn’t know about they’ll agree with it, but then you mention “but I thought you said you couldn’t vote” then they say “it was an individual matter” which is total BS ? Well, I don’t know what the Hell they believe now, haven’t been to a meeting since the

  • puffthedragon

    Yes, they made a huge deal about it at a circuit assembly when I was still going.

  • ShirleyW

    Sorry for the small print above did a cut and paste, and the end got cut off that should say haven't been to a mtg since the 1980's

  • Balaamsass

    I heard it was an issue in some primarily Black Circuits regarding Obama, even amoung servants.

  • wasblind

    Hello there Shirley

    " Why did Jesus Not Get Involved in Politics "________ July 1, 2010 WT page 22

    That whole section talks about how Jehovah's Witnesses should not get involved

    in politics. And How

    " Jesus had been raised by parents who obeyed the law even when doing so was inconvenient"_____July 1, 2010 WT page 23

    Who ever wrote that article never lived in the south


  • wasblind

    I heard it was an issue in some primarily Black Circuits regarding Obama, even amoung servants.______Balaamsass

    Ha Ha Ha, Whooo !!!!!

    There you go. Folks got tired of................................ " Waitin' "

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