700K+ views Ex-JW schoolgirl exposes organisation

by the girl next door 11 Replies latest jw experiences

  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    If only every Ex-JW could reach this same audience with videos and other avenues! Maybe they are. But this is truly remarkable.


    A schoolgirl who left the Jehovah’s Witnesses after learning of its alleged failure to protect vulnerable women has blasted the organisation in a powerful speech to her classmates.

    Holding back tears, she recalled her personal experiences as a member of the church and how she was taught everyone outside the religion, including her father, would be sent to Armageddon.

    She also highlighted women’s lowly position in the hierarchy of the organisation and how they are viewed as inferior to men.

    “They cannot teach men. They cannot even speak at a podium in front of men as I am doing now,” she said. “They are not to question any decision made by a men. That is slander.”

    Dissenting from the orthodoxy on church doctrine and practices is forbidden as a Jehovah's Witness and those who do are shunned by religious leaders. Independent thought is discouraged and is thought to have been introduced by the devil.

    The most shocking allegations relate to women the girl spoke to, who were members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and wished to remain anonymous.

    One, she called Jane, was allegedly interrogated by the church elders after she was raped, while at work as insurance salesperson.

    The elders apparently said she tempted men by the way she dressed and that men were “only human”.

    In order to be forgiven and not be excommunicated, or “disfellowshipped,” Jane was forced to dress more conservatively, quit her job and worst of all drop the charges against her attacker.

    Another, called Donna, was allegedly molested by a man in her congregation when she was a young girl, but did not tell anyone because she knew nothing would be done.

    It is claimed Donna was then abused physically and emotionally throughout 14 years of marriage and when she went to the church elders for support she was told it was her fault and should be a better wife.

    Eventually Donna secured a divorce from her husband, but her torment did not end there. She was “disfellowshipped” from the organisation, which meant she was unable to speak to her friends or family members in the church.

    “To make matters worse her children were taught not to speak to her because she was evil, they were isolated by her ex-husband and know nothing other than this religion. They are also terrified of disappointing their father and their god,” the girl said.

    “The religion is separating a capable and loving mother from her children. Nothing could be more devastating for a mother.”

    The church has battled with previous allegations of silencing victims of sexual abuse, to avoid embarrassing the church, but have always vigorously denied any wrongdoing.

    In 2015 a Californian court ordered the Watch Tower Society, the company which runs the Jehovah's Witnesses, to pay $2.8m in damages after failing to disclosure the past abuse of a congregation member, which led to the sexual abuse of a nine-year-old girl.

    After learning all the religion has hid from its members the girl finished her speech by saying she wanted “no part in it”.

    “It is a religion that preaches love and acceptance, but the reality is everything is conditional. Love and acceptance is only extended as long as members practise absolute obedience and question nothing, ever,” she said.

    “This religion destroys lives, destroys families and they do it largely unchecked… because they are really good at silencing the people who leave.”

    The Jehovah's Witnesses were not immediately available for comment

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    The Jehovah's Witnesses were not immediately available for comment

    of course not.

  • freddo

    Very brave girl.

    On a lighter note wouldn't it be nice if Cappytan's "Jesus/Rolex" video went viral?

  • DJS

    Thanks Gnd,

    A very brave young lady.

    Oh Former Brother, where art thou. You need to read this. All these accounts have the ring of truth, because we all know many stories just like ithem.

    The Dark Lords breed and hatch these events in their Dark Tower and send them across the planet to cause death and destruction in every congregation.

    I will accept your silence as aquiescence.

  • sparrowdown
    It's great if mainstream media has started picking up on that video. It did the rounds amongst us apostates now the world gets to see it.
  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim
    They weren't available for comment. NO. Deny, deny, deny.
  • the girl next door
    the girl next door

    Another prime example of how Watchtower can not combat the social media/internet world.

  • LongHairGal


    I read the article but didn't see a video if there was one. Yes, the schoolgirl tells a heartbreaking but true tale about what really goes on in the JW religion!

    Reading about this reminds me that I was right to get the hell out of this damaging religion.

    I was particularly interested in her account of "Jane". In Jane's attempt to be forgiven(!?) and not DFd, she was urged to "dress more conservatively, QUIT her job and drop charges against her attacker".

    My question is:..what does Jane's job have to do with what happened?.. Did the offending brother work with her? I'm being sarcastic because I doubt it. Even if he did, why should she quit her job??...Also, is the religion going to support Jane and pay her bills?? No, I didn't think so.

    What this is all about is Jehovahs Witness men (being mostly uneducated and with menial jobs) having SERIOUS issues about women with education and careers and seeking to abase them because of SICK jealousy... [They are also jealous of a brother who is successful, but their anger is directed when a woman is.]

    That is the message I got, loud and clear, while I was in the religion. I refused to quit my job and I didn't care what these bastards thought about me!

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  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    Thank you girl next door for the update on I believe Brie is the young lady's name. Yep, Brie can be added to the long list that keeps on growing of women telling the news about the godawful religious organization known as Jehovah's Witnesses!

    God bless Brie!

    I look forward to this video getting 1 million visits real soon!

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