Elders and Attendants sing, clap and turn backs on Street Preacher after Duluth RC.

by ToesUp 81 Replies latest jw experiences

  • steve2

    What do people expect them to do? Invite the person to the podium to speak into the mic?

    My thoughts precisely. If someone stands in a public space with a loudhailer, they have high nuisance value and little else. They cannot be arrested because its a public space - in contrast to doing the same in an auditorium (which, whilst open to the public, is a hired space and noisy attendees can be ejected))

    Standing in front of them chanting blocks their impact. Yes, to the religious nutter it will be perceived as an opportunity to shout back, "You're scared of my message..." etc. But what a way to bolster one's sense of being united against a religious opponent.

    Of course, they could have ignored him. But they are modelling another type of response. And, honestly, I cannot blame them for forming a blocking wall - I've seen that done in response to the Westboro nutters.

  • just fine
    just fine

    Ignore the protesters - the JWs look just as crazy. I went to a concert where the westboro baptist crazies were protesting. People mainly ignored them some took selfies in front of them, lol.

  • EndofMysteries
    They cannot be arrested because its a public space - in contrast to doing the same in an auditorium (which, whilst open to the public, is a hired space and noisy attendees can be ejected)

    Unless of coarse it's a Trump event then ejecting one who doesn't want to move by firming escorting them out is a violent attack, and makes them all racist, bigot, phobe off all sorts, etc.

  • raven

    Very disturbing.. What a bunch of loonies. They think they're so much better and prouder than anyone, and any other religion. How is this any different from a singing gospel church with dancing members singing loud praising the lord clapping their hands? But yet if you ask a JW about that, they'll have a comeback on how that isn't showing praise to God, it's taking away from the message through distraction. Umm what are they doing here in this video? Hmm.. Irony

  • undercover

    At least the JWs didn't have baseball bats...

    (reference the olden days of Judge Rutherford when attendants where known to go all Negan on demonstrators)

  • suavojr

    Stupid theistic people fighting over fake gods

  • Solzhenitsyn

    How did I miss this gem!?

    Backstory anyone?

    I was sitting in the administration office during the second half of the very day this video was shot. The commotion in administration started about an hour before the final song/prayer. The attendant overseer, Kevin Beck, summoned all his lead men and gave direction to do what you seen in the video +/-. Lead men disseminated via text message to all attendants and naturally all other narcissistic non appointed male delegates jumped on the band wagon. By the time the convention overseer got a handle on what was happening it was so out of control and emotional he could do nothing about it. Poor Kevin was considered the ultimate idiot by many of us elders for months to follow and likened to Uzzah who in the Bible meant well but..you know the outcome.

    More backstory you ask? Sure.

    The attendant overseer mentioned above (and COBE in his Dunwoody, GA cong) also had a part on the convention, the Watchtower Study. He had his wife and daughter up on the stage along with others providing canned answers and reading scriptures. There he was on the stage, with his family for 30 minutes, in front of 10,000 people and during the same time frame was sleeping with another brothers wife! Whoo hoo!

    All has since come to light, he is DF'ed and wife divorced him. His family were major player$ in the Atlanta JW corporation. His daddy would be rolling over in his grave right now.

    I could go on. What a flash back.

  • LV101

    Even back in the day they had some strange -- seems to be downward spiraling.

  • Iamallcool

    Wow! I know Kevin Beck!

  • Rattigan350

    They should have called the police and had him removed from the property.

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