I might suggest to all on the newsletter that you watch CBS news over the
weekend and especially pay attention to the announcements. Also watch the end of
"60 minutes" as there may be a special announcement there also.
Monday is when a news segment will air on CBS.
And Watchtower thought this was going to blow over...
Thursday, April 24
William H. Bowen: KY 270-527-5350, cell 270-703-2257 silentlambs.org
Heidi Meyer: MN
Sex Scandal in Jehovah’s Witnesses to Air on CBS EVENING NEWS
Support Group Founder Interviewed Along with Abuse Survivors
While sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has dominated national headlines,
Jehovah’s Witnesses are being exposed for an international policy on child
A Kentucky man who founded a support group (www.silentlambs.org) for men and
women victimized by Jehovah Witness leaders will be interviewed by Jane Clayson
of CBS. Former Jehovah's Witness elder William H. Bowen has participated in ten
documentaries worldwide since May of last year on the problems of sex abuse in
the Jehovah’s Witness community. “We have increased abuse awareness for all
children by presenting this material,” Bowen says, “It is sad Jehovah’s
Witnesses continue to put their kids in danger.”
Heidi Meyer, 22, of ST Paul MN along with Amber Long who both recently were
interviewed on CNN/Connie Chung in August, have filed a lawsuit against their
local congregation and the home office located in Brooklyn, NY for being
silenced by elders when they came forward to report being molested by a fellow
congregation member. “I was told I would be disfellowshipped if I told anyone.”
Heidi says, “The Governing Body are hurting abuse survivors and refusing to
change policy thus leaving children in danger.”
The Australian program, “Sunday” aired an hour long documentary this fall that
highlighted one case in which over 40 little boys were molested by a Jehovah’s
Witness member. In November the Denmark program “Dags/Dato” featured a case in
which a father murdered a baby that resulted from the rape of his 12 year old
daughter. The Swedish Program Assignment/Investigate aired an hour long
documentary two weeks ago in which a long time elder confessed to molesting
multiple children but was not reported to police due to being forgiven.
As the problem continues to be highlighted, Jehovah’s Witness key journal
“Watchtower” 03/01/03, instructs members’ that “bad reports” by the media is
spreading “published lies” and anyone that assists is working as “agents of
Jehovah’s Witnesses have one million members in the USA and over six million
Bowen, of Calvert City, is a lifelong Jehovah's Witness and a candle maker.