Leah Remini: Scientology and Jehovah's Witnesses: "They have the same rhetoric" Newsweek article

by TerryWalstrom 3 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • TerryWalstrom


    hey’re hoping that A&E will have enough pressure from Disney, their parent company, [and] enough advertisers will pull out. These are the tactics of Scientology,” she added.

    Remini’s new season, unlike before, explored the Jehovah’s Witnesses in a two-hour special. She talked about the similarities between the Christian denomination and Scientology, claiming criticism is addressed in a similar way.

    “They send out these attack dogs on social media,” she said. “Scientology hides behind the $3 billion they have with lawyers and social media. And they, too, are pretending they’re descenders of [the] first amendment, freedom of religion and freedom of speech. And yet, they attack viciously anyone speaking out against the policies.”

    Remini continued, “It’s the same with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, except they’re a little bit different [because] you have the Governing Body putting out their videos saying, ‘Don’t listen to apostates.’ It’s very similar...They have the same rhetoric.’”

  • truth_b_known

    "The difference between a religion and a cult is what happens to you when you try to leave."

  • TerryWalstrom

    The word "escape" pops up at this consideration.

    Wresting yourself from the grip of a delusion involving the entire social group of which you are a part requires
    courage, determination, subterfuge, and desperation.

    We've all been there and done that.
    How you are treated by your former "Brothers and Sisters" is abominable.
    That "love" is like a light switch flipped to "off."
    Strictly mechanical.

  • naomidangerlee

    Apologies if I've missed the post, but is this available for viewing in Australia?

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