How about this kind of actions?
The Wts had an application - presented on
the 6.09.1995 - and reg. on the 21.09.95
with the N° 2862/95 ,
at the "European Commission of Human
Rights " in Strasbourg (France), in her case
against the gov. of Bulgaria. In the second page
the WTS as the "applicant association" declared:
"submits that children cannot become members
of the association but only participate, together
with their parents, in the religious activities of the
Now , already decades before the WTS was relating
Stories about young baptized children, as a matter
of fact, very young children :
°°°1958 report - Divine Will Internat. Ass. of J.W. , p.72
"…a volunteer worker at the Divine Will assembly is
fourteen -year -old Lida Hopmann of Amsterdam ,Holland.
She was baptized when she was eleven and has vacation-
Pioneered with her mother each year thereafter."
°°°Yankee Stadium -Polo Grounds,New York City,
August 3, 1958 (1958 report page 73):
"…So far , we have merely glanced at the teen-agers
within the New World society. But what about the children
between the ages of six and twelve?
Susan Brommerich , a nine-year-old publisher from
Winona, Minnesota, came to the assembly with her grand-
mother and aunt. …"
"…Sister Godfry knew the truth in 1909….
At her side was seven-year-old Cindy, who was looking
Forward to being baptized at the Divine Will assembly.
Cindy said :" I like the friends because they're so nice and
polite. They're not rough the way the other people of the
world are." She goes by herself from door to door , but is
always where her mother can observe her."
And 42 years later… a picture in the w. 15.01.2000 p.7
showing the baptism of a …very young child.
So, how can you - define - the statement made by the WTS
to the Bulgarians officials and to the members and judges
of the European Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg?