Picketing is Fun!!!!

by Junction-Guy 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Junction-Guy

    For those of you who are unaware, I have been picketing local kingdom halls here for the past 6 weeks, and I have really been enjoying it. I have been standing on the side of the road in front of the halls on sunday afternoons between noon and 1pm holding a couple of different signs given to me by Undaunted Danny.

    I have been very polite and friendly to the passerby's and havent yelled or harrassed people contrary to the popular misconception of the "evil apostates." The looks on some of the witnesses faces has truly been priceless. Most of the "worldly" passerby's have been very friendly and receptive and have waved to me and honked their horns.

    People that I work with have noticed me also and this has opened up many conversations about JW's and has given me the chance to anti-witness to everyone on my shift. There are several people at work who have volunteered to come picket with me.

    As far as im concerned, I consider what I do to be a community awareness service. Its just a shame there arent any more Ex-Jw's in my area, It would be nice if they started coming forward and voicing their opposition to the WT society.

    I had just reached a point in my life where I couldnt take it anymore and decided to do something about it instead of sitting around depressed and thinking of the "what might have been's".

    Sometime in the near future after all of my family is aware of my activities and the shock has subsided I may invite the media over to either watch me picket or I could call up the local newspapers and asked to be interviewed about the JW's.

    As for right now there are still a few in my family who have no Idea, especially my Dad. So I will try to remain somewhat discreet until that last barrier has been breached.

    I look forward to your comment, but I wont be able to give many replies here, as I wont be back to this computer until monday at the earliest.


  • ezekiel3

    Nice to hear your experiences. Did you do anything for the district convention?

    And, please, please, please, say you put web site addresses on your placards - especially for your JW Kingdom Hall traffic.

  • Junction-Guy

    I didnt get to picket the district conventions this year, Kissimmee Florida was my last chance and they ended up canceling the whole convention due to the impending hurricane Frances, I guess I will just have to wait until next year, and by the way one of my signs has freeminds and silent lambs addresses on them. Well Im off to work now, I will have to talk more about this later.


  • Elsewhere
    There are several people at work who have volunteered to come picket with me.

    lmao! Too funny!

  • Bubbamar

    More power to you Junction Guy!! Good luck with dealing with the reaction of your family!

  • kwintestal

    Good for you. You know I don't think that I've seen people picketing a hall or assembly since the 1986 Assembly in Montreal. When I get around to DA'ing myself, I'll have to take it up!


  • RunningMan

    It's nice to see the Society getting some of its own medicine. There was a time when they picketed churches with signs that said "Religion is a snare and and racket".

    How ironic. Now, they are the "Snare and Racket".

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