Watchtower article about shooting at hall?

by dkztcequ 8 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • dkztcequ

    Does anyone know if it is mentioned in one of the old watchtowers about someone who made off with someones wife, both of whom were shot at the hall by the woman's husband? Someone told me this was in a watchtower, but I cannot find it.

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill

    I do recall a story like this once being printed in either an Awake or Watchtower.

    However, that would have been back in either the late 1980s or very early 1990s (the incident that I remember, anyway). Certainly cannot now recollect which issue of Watchtower or Awake it was in!

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    I have heard of an incident like this happening in Barbados very recently - like less than 10 years ago.

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    I highly doubt they would actually publish fatal shootings at a Kingdom Hall being that it's after all their domain of divine protection.

    I know in some yearbooks perhaps they mentioned shootings during meetings in Rwanda/Angola perhaps but it would always be punctuated that nobody ever got hurt while attending or going from/to meetings.

  • Hecce

    *** w88 3/15 p. 17 par. 8 Serving as Jehovah’s Trusting Fellow Workers ***

    8 We may keep busy in Jehovah’s service, preaching the good news of God’s Kingdom. But if we are not very careful to exercise self-control, we may transgress because of fleshly weaknesses and bring reproach upon Jehovah’s name. Thus, a few years ago an elder committed adultery with a spiritual sister who had an unbelieving husband. On the evening that the disfellowshipping of the former elder was announced, the infuriated husband strode into the Kingdom Hall with a shotgun and fired shots at the two guilty individuals. Neither of them was killed, but the next day this was front-page news in the largest newspaper in the United States! Truly, wrongdoing brings reproach.—Proverbs 6:32.

  • Hecce

    Another heavy duty case:

    AMERICAN SAMOA v. MICHAEL FELIPE ADAMS was a 1986 MURDER prosecution of a WATCHTOWER SOCIETY MISSIONARY who MURDERED two other WATCHTOWER SOCIETY MISSIONARIES living at the WatchTower Society's Missionary Home in Pago Pago, American Samoa, in January 1986. Michael F. Adams shot and killed Edward Joseph Sedlack, age 33, and his wife, Catherine Needham Sedlack, age 29. Mike F. Adams plea bargained to two counts of second degree murder in exchange for two 30 year sentences running concurrently. An internet posting supposedly by Mike Adams claims that he was paroled in 2000, and Adams is still living and working in American Samoa.

    Michael Felipe Adams claims that he served as a WATCHTOWER HQ BETHELITE from 1974 to 1979, and worked at Brooklyn Bethel, Mountain Farm, and WatchTower Farm. Adams left Bethel in 1979 to marry a JW female from his home congregation in New Jersey. They supposedly pioneered for two years before being invited by the FAITHFUL & DISCREET SLAVE to attend the WATCHTOWER BIBLE SCHOOL OF GILEAD*. They served in American Samoa as WatchTower Missionaries until January 1986, when Adams apparently had taken all the Missionary Home trivial nonsense that he could take from the Sedlacks. (*Founded in 1942, the original name was "Watchtower Bible College of Gilead" in the WatchTower Cult's routine modus operandi of exaggeration. In 1947/48, the WatchTower Cult was forced to change "College" to "School"because "Gilead" did not meet the New York Department of Education's standards for use of the label, "College".)

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill


    Thanks for that. It was the 1988 Watchtower "Shootout in a Church" story that I remembered.

  • LongHairGal


    The story about the murdered missionaries is a tragedy and covered up obviously because I never heard about it except on the forum.

    I would love to know what was behind this.

  • Hecce


    I have no additional information, maybe one of our friends will add more.

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