To Whom It May Concern : After seeing the expose' on CTV`s program W5 called "No Witnesses", I would like to find some way to obtain a few copies of the handouts which were used by the "Vast Apostate Army". Can anyone send me a contact email to the "Vast Apostate Army" and to Zeb Leatherman or Parker Bryan or Tricia Franginha ( spelling ? ) ? t
Just today I watched the "Recruitment Video" for the "Vast Apostate Army"; the sound quality on my laptop was not the greatest but I say kudos to all those mostly younger people and a couple middle aged guys for taking this stand.
For a few years I have been in fairly regular contact by email with Rev. Dr. David Bridges who is an ex-JW and is now extremely happy as an Episcopal clergy in Oklahoma. He wrote three books about the JW experience etc. hoping to help people get out of that vile cult.
I have also been in touch by email with Doug Mason in Australia who like myself was never a JW but for some reasons has done a lot of research into the JW theological positions and found them bunk. His background is Eastern European Jewish and his major concerns about the JWs are that they rip families apart, the extremely harmful effects on children psychologically and emotionally by the isolation and shunning behaviour and finally the JW practice of coercing people to refuse blood transfusions . I`m sure that the child sexual abuse [which seems rampant even in comparison to the problems in the R.C. so-called celibate priesthood] would fit his evils.
So much now is being made by the media ( W5 and the article in the United Church Observer ) lately about the child sexual abuse and the blood transfusion issue ( W5 and the Macleans article in November 2016 ) that you`d think many even non-JWs would take note when members of their own extended families would now vilify the cult, but it is not happening...not yet. The clueless are not opening their eyes.....not yet. So keep up the food work you are doing !!
There are many other basic issues as well --the NWT their excuse for a bible which is a fraud and not a version but a perversion of a real Bible translation. The history of the cult going back to its very founding with C.T.Russell, the trial versus Rev.Ross in Hamilton Ontario before WW One, the letters by Rutherford to Hitler basically confirming the JW support for Hitler`s policies toward the Jews etc. and several subsequent court cases in the UK and elsewhere which exposed the fact that their "translators" did not know the languages in which the early Bible was written and various other lies; the list goes on and on and on.
Sum total , if I may : I would like two things !) The handout by the Vast Apostate Army with a contact email to Zeb Leatherman or Parker Bryan or Tricia Franginha and 2) Some contact with activist ex-JWs who would contact a family member in Vancouver B.C. who is still frighteningly naive about JWs.
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