by SHUNNED FATHER 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • Happy Guy :)
    Happy Guy :)

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Georgetown area and coming from a distance, it is just slightly west of Toronto. From the major highway #401 you will want to exit at Trafalger road. This is approximately 10-15 miles (16-24 km.) west of Toronto city boarder and Pearson International Airport. Take Trafalger north approximately 10 minutes or so and you will come to Georgetown. From the map of Georgetown you can see there are different options but it would probably be easiest to stay on Trafalger until you reach Hwy. 7. From Hwy 7 turn east (make a right). You will travel through a left bend in the road and on your left side the compound can be seen.

    Georgetown is a fair sized town and has many different places to eat so for those too lazy to pack food (okay me) you will have many options to satisfy your hunger.

  • Quotes

    Well, I'll be leaving in a few minutes, See you there, everybody!

    ~Quotes, of the "First Time Protestor, Does This Make Me Protestant?" class

  • fjtoth

    The rally was a great success! There were about 15 of us there, including a policeman and a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) camera crew. We were there from 11:45 am to 2 pm. Several of us were interviewed. The policeman assured us we had a right to be there, and he was there to direct traffic in case we needed him when crossing the highway in front of the WT compound. A man showed up who was apparently a WT staff member. He spoke with the police and the CBC crew but not with us. A few neighbours and others stopped to ask what we were doing, and several cars passed by tooting their horns in our support. We noticed that not many cars were entering the compound from the highway, and we figured the Bethelites and visitors were entering and leaving by way of the rear entrance. That being the case, the Society obviously knew we were coming and must have warned the congregations in the Toronto area not to use the main entrance when visiting on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully the interviews will be aired on CBC-TV and/or on Newsworld. The signs prepared by various ones among us were very striking. One they gave me to hold said something like "Obey and Serve Christ, not mere men." On the opposite side: "Your Organization is an IDOL." I hope others who were there will fill in more details, but I have to get back to work.

  • jgnat

    Good job! With fifteen protesters, will it make national news?

  • Quotes

    It was great seeing you again, Frank!

    I would post pictures, but I'm on a no-technology island at the moment.

    Beans, maybe you can upload something?

    ~Quotes, of the "Advertise, advertise, advertise" class

  • Happy Guy :)
    Happy Guy :)

    I got there late

    Everybody was gone.

  • Beans

    I'll get some pics up soon, it was great! Man standing outside that place was freaky, it was obvious that the Watchtower had informed there residents to go in the back enterance as there was no traffic at the main gate.

    It is great that we have people like Lawrence who have the courage to stand up for something they believe in! As Canadians we tend to sit back and watch what is going on from the outside, although our rally seemed small it really is huge compared the total population of JW's and you also have to realize that it would have been much bigger if it wer'nt for people being seen on camera and having to deal with shunning.

    Great to meet everyone eh!


    Canadian District Overbeer

  • Scully

    I'm going to be watching CBC Newsworld for any clips of the protest rally.

    Good job everyone!

    Love, Scully

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