Couple to sacrifice children at church

by czarofmischief 8 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • czarofmischief

    I know we talk a lot about children being sacrificed for the greater good of the borg... but this is a bit direct. Shades of the Omen???


  • drwtsn32

    Wow...that's disturbing. People are willing to do almost *anything* if they think it will please God. What's sad is JW's refusing to allow their child to have a blood transfusion is not much better than killing them directly. :(

  • Scully

    The woman sounds psychotic - I don't think the Jesus-sacrificed-his-life-for-me-so-I-needed-to-sacrifice-my-children-to-save-my-soul defense is going to fly in court. Her partner's claim that he wanted to "protect" her and the children doesn't sound too credible either. A rational person who hears plans to sacrifice children calls the police; they don't go along for the ride so they can get a front seat to the "show". I wonder just how much influence he had in her decision.

    I hope they throw the book at these people.

  • kwintestal
    Mancini's attorney, Kimberly Shoen, said her client meant the children no harm

    No harm? Oh yeah. Sacrificing them won't harm them one bit! I think her lawyer is as crazy as her and her man.


  • Scully

    "she meant no harm to the children"?? WTF???

    So because she was, in her opinion, merely sending them to heaven early, that justifies the harm that would be required in getting them there??

    Maybe that "partner" of hers was the one who really wanted the kids out of the picture... and if she performed the sacrifices, he figured he wouldn't end up in jail even though he put her up to it??

    This will be interesting to see how it plays out in court. I hope those kids are somewhere safe so neither of these adults can betray their trust again.

  • Kenneson

    Wonder why they didn't think of sacrificing themselves rather than the children or anyone else.

  • czarofmischief

    I think I recall the same, "Get the children into Paradise" argument from one of the Witness family killers. It seems to be a certain pathological mindset that recurs. Does religious thought cause this mindset, feed into it, or merely is the vehicle for underlying sociopathic tendencies?


  • BluesBrother

    I could not believe that this was straight-up, so I searched some more, (Google News) hoping to find some mitigating material.. But the link I found just makes it seem worse!


  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Mancini's attorney, Kimberly Shoen, said her client meant the children no harm.

    "They were never tied to the altar, there was no blood, there were no constraints for sacrificial use," she said.

    Linda Slamon, Thurber's attorney, said Mancini had been acting "irrationally" recently and Thurber accompanied her to the church to get her help.

    "If anything, he was there to protect the children and protect Miss Mancini," Slamon said.

    Slimey lawyers will say anything to get their clients off.

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