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    The Editor created this website to provide one important service to all lovers of truth and righteousness: To let the "light of truth" shine on the Watchtower…

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      Here is a complete listing of all published articles on Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses Online (www.ex-jw.com). Listed by subject categories.

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    We invite you to comment on our articles. If you have a story or something else to offer as a former or current Jehovah's Witness, we'd like to hear from you.

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  • Jehovah's Witnesses 

    Jehovah's Witnesses are followers of the teachings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York and Pennsylvania. Jehovah's Witnesses are categorized…

    • Changes and Challenges Facing the Watchtower 

      The Watchtower's leaders may be forced to pick retaining some important features of the religion, or finding ways to make the faith acceptable to new converts.

    • Video - Early History 

      A broad compilation of videos examining the early history of the Watchtower Society. Founded and led by Charles Taze Russell from the late 1870s until 1916.

  • Other JW Sites 

    A broad selection of websites, blogs, forums, and videos dedicated to the discussion of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watchtower Society's leadership.

    • Cult Free Radio 

      Cult Free Radio is Mad Sweeney's UStream podcast. Our editor interviews Sweeney to find out how he hopes to reach out to current and former Jehovah's Witnesses.

    • Cult Free Radio Archives 2011 

      Scroll down and listen to the first season of Mad Sweeney's Cult Free Radio podcasts. Sweeney invites you to listen here, or you can download the shows to your…

    • Cult Free Radio Archives 2012 

      Scroll down to listen to the second season of Mad Sweeney's Cult Free Radio podcasts. Sweeney invites you to listen here, or you can download the shows to your…

  • Who are Ex-JWs? 

    It can be tough to be an ex-JW. You may lose all of your friends. Your family may not speak to you except in rare situations. Your life will be changed forever.


ARTICLES

  • Category: Biblical Teachings 
    • Jehovah's Witnesses and Bible Study  

      Many former Jehovah's Witnesses will admit that one reason they left the Organization was because they actually finally read the Bible cover to cover.

  • Category: Biographies 
    • A personal view of Raymond Franz 

      Ray Franz's writings can be described as modest and real. His character is in his words and can be seen if you read even one paragraph of either of his books.

    • A Sad Day 

      Ray left everything behind, and continued his fight for justice by confronting and uncovering the contradictions of the Watchtower until the end of his life.

    • Conscience and Courage 

      Starting over at his age (in his late 50s) with basically nothing to his name - except his conscience and ethics - was the most courageous things I've seen.

    • Dick Kelly on "Six Screens" 

      Author Richard E. Kelly will be part of a conference call sponsored by "Six Screens of the Watchtower," Saturday evening, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST).

    • Remembering Raymond Franz 

      Ray Franz's love for God, justice, and Christian freedom shines brilliantly in his book. Our prayer is that the God he loved so much will remember him always.

    • Video Memorial to Ray Franz 

      A fine video tribute to Ray Franz made by "V" with the help of many people who took the time to record a brief message about what Ray Franz meant to them.

  • Category: Book Reviews 
    • Confronting Misinformation 

      If former Jehovah's Witnesses read these books, they will be amazed how refreshing and energizing basic science and honest history can be.

    • Dick Kelly Exorcises His Ghosts 

      Richard E. Kelly's latest book, The Ghosts from Mama's Club, has just been released. Copies are available at Amazon.com in popular paperback (208 pages;…

    • Dick Kelly on "Six Screens" 

      Author Richard E. Kelly will be part of a conference call sponsored by "Six Screens of the Watchtower," Saturday evening, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST).

    • Exposing Cults at the Tucson Book Fair 

      An interactive dialogue about growing up in different cults, exposing surprising and shocking similarities between two unique and secretive religious groups.

    • Five books you should read about Jehovah's Witnesses 

      Here are five great books that we recommend available through bookstores and Amazon.com. These books are informative about the Witness religion and history.

    • InsidetheWatchtower.com 

      For those readers who have not found it yet, we'd like to announce our new website, Inside the Watchtower. It's been online since late July, but was only…

    • Read this book! You too could be homeless 

      Brianna's book is about discrimination against the homeless people among us - and the almost insurmountable obstacles society places in their path to recovery.

  • Category: Celebrities 
  • Category: Conventions 
  • Category: Documents & History 
    • The Finished Mystery - the book Jesus approved 

      The Finished Mystery was the main publication that was being distributed worldwide when Jesus supposedly chose the Watchtower as his only true religion in 1918.

    • A Sad Day 

      Ray left everything behind, and continued his fight for justice by confronting and uncovering the contradictions of the Watchtower until the end of his life.

    • An open letter to the Governing Body 

      Governing Body: Act as men of principle. Allow Jehovah's Witnesses the freedom to choose for themselves whether they want to be a part of your organization.

    • Are changes coming to the Watchtower? 

      What future circumstances will force the Watchtower Society to modify their current approach to managing their religion, their properties, and their followers?

    • Dick Kelly on "Six Screens" 

      Author Richard E. Kelly will be part of a conference call sponsored by "Six Screens of the Watchtower," Saturday evening, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST).

    • Going to the Public Talk 

      This video, containing a huge dose of satire, nails the basic experience of Jehovah's Witnesses attending a local Kingdom Hall's "public talk."

    • Kingdom Halls - Who owns them? 

      In past years local Jehovah’s Witnesses owned their Kingdom Hall and had full responsibility for it. They were OK with that because it made sense. Not…

    • Raymond Franz, RIP 

      Raymond Franz, author of Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom, died on June 2, 2010 due to the effects of a stroke he suffered on May 30th.

    • Takeover in Menlo Park - Part One 

      A small group of Jehovah's Witnesses, former elders, have filed a lawsuit in federal district court charging Watchtower representatives with "Conspiracy."

    • The Watchtower redefines a "generation" 

      The Watchtower Society has created an incredible new definition for the word "generation" in order to cover up another of their failed prophecies.

    • Watchtower "breakdown" on the Highway to Paradise 

      The engine which drives the Watchtower bus to Paradise keeps breaking down, forcing the bus to the side of the road and making passengers wait for repairs.

    • Why Judge Rutherford went to prison 

      Joseph Rutherford and 7 other board members of the Watchtower Society went to prison in 1918 for "sedition." Were they guilty? A look at The Finished Mystery.

  • Category: General Information 
    • Apostate in the neighborhood 

      I'm sure that local Jehovah's Witnesses have flagged my house as a "den of iniquity, inhabited by an apostate." I do see them, but they never knock on my door.

    • InsidetheWatchtower.com 

      For those readers who have not found it yet, we'd like to announce our new website, Inside the Watchtower. It's been online since late July, but was only…

    • JWSurvey.org announces 2012 Global Survey 

      There is a new online survey about Jehovah's Witnesses available for participation by all current and former members at JWSurvey.org. "Cedars," the founder…

    • New additions to "Other JW Sites" 

      We've added several links to other websites that discuss the beliefs and history of Jehovah's Witnesses, including three maintained by the Watchtower Society.

    • Registration Turned Off - and On 

      Reader registration on Ex-JW.com has been turned off temporarily.

    • Some quick updates 

      Please note that Mad Sweeney's Cult Free Radio program #7 is now online. It's been added to the Cult Free archive page. #7 was another great program with an…

    • The Truth shall set you free! 

      This website has a single purpose - to let the light shine on the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society and its followers known as Jehovah's Witnesses.

    • Welcome to Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses Online 

      A one-stop online location that points to the best (and also the worst) information and news about Jehovah's Witnesses, ex-JWs, and the Watchtower Society.

    • What happens after leaving the JWs? 

      Leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses is like having the rug pulled out from under you. You have an opportunity to get up, brush yourself off, and start over.

    • Why So Quiet? 

      By John Hoyle, Editor I want to apologize to all the readers and supporters of EX-JW.com for the  lack of activity on this website over the past three…

  • Category: Historical Personalities 
  • Category: Humor 
    • "Dubs for Dummies" 

      What if Jehovah's Witnesses published simplified explanations for all their strange beliefs, dumbed down so that anyone could understand their basic teachings?

    • A Craigslist Cry for Help 

      Editor's Note: This was an actual ad posted on Craigslist.org in mid-September in New Mexico. I first learned of this ad while browsing the Jehovah's Witness…

    • Going to the Public Talk 

      This video, containing a huge dose of satire, nails the basic experience of Jehovah's Witnesses attending a local Kingdom Hall's "public talk."

    • Watchtower "breakdown" on the Highway to Paradise 

      The engine which drives the Watchtower bus to Paradise keeps breaking down, forcing the bus to the side of the road and making passengers wait for repairs.

    • Watchtower's Pecking Order 

      The Watchtower is just a corporation that happens to print religious literature. Its structure has various levels, responsibilities, privileges - and stature.

  • Category: JW Teachings 
    • "Dubs for Dummies" 

      What if Jehovah's Witnesses published simplified explanations for all their strange beliefs, dumbed down so that anyone could understand their basic teachings?

    • The Finished Mystery - the book Jesus approved 

      The Finished Mystery was the main publication that was being distributed worldwide when Jesus supposedly chose the Watchtower as his only true religion in 1918.

    • A letter to the Watchtower 

      If a near perfect Witness did not accept a teaching of the Watchtower "old light" as true while it was promoted as "new light," would they be disfellowshipped?

    • An Elder shares his honest opinions 

      This article should be considered a “come to Jesus moment” for Jehovah's Witnesses. Hopefully, we’ll recognize the errors of our ways, and take a new…

    • An Interesting Twist in a Child Custody Case  

      A mother believed that we could help her convince a court that her three children should not be baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses until they were 18 years old.

    • An open letter to the Governing Body 

      Governing Body: Act as men of principle. Allow Jehovah's Witnesses the freedom to choose for themselves whether they want to be a part of your organization.

    • BBC goes to a Kingdom Hall 

      While a BBC-TV reporter notes that Jehovah's Witnesses are Bible quoting Christians, he saw some major differences between them and mainstream UK church-goers.

    • Coping with False Prophecy 

      By Cynthia Hampton For several years I have been honored to coordinate and moderate a Jehovah's Witness support group based in Los Angeles and San Jose,…

    • Dear Watchtower: Why the insults and name-calling? 

      I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU An open letter from Barbara Anderson to the Watch Tower’s Writing Department In 1517, Martin Luther wrote in a letter to…

    • Disfellowshipping - who's at fault? 

      "John Doe is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses," is repeated some 70,000 times each year in Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom Halls worldwide. Why the increase?

    • Douglas's Story 

      Gordon Smith describes his childhood as a Jehovah's Witness in the UK. He left the cult in his early twenties to venture out on his own and find true freedom.

    • Going to the Public Talk 

      This video, containing a huge dose of satire, nails the basic experience of Jehovah's Witnesses attending a local Kingdom Hall's "public talk."

    • Happy Holidays 

      By the Editor Within the next few days, millions of people in the western world will celebrate Christmas, followed a week later by the New Year. In most…

    • Jehovah's Witnesses and Bible Study  

      Many former Jehovah's Witnesses will admit that one reason they left the Organization was because they actually finally read the Bible cover to cover.

    • Raymond Franz, RIP 

      Raymond Franz, author of Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom, died on June 2, 2010 due to the effects of a stroke he suffered on May 30th.

    • Sudbury Elders: Reconsider Your Actions 

      By Rory Sullivan Editor's Introduction: Even though this letter has appeared on other websites by now, Mr. Sullivan was kind enough to let me to…

    • The truth about JW "Bible Studies" 

      The Watchtower's study book is your only guide. The Bible will be rarely opened, and when it is used, JW only refers to and reads one or two verses at a time.

    • The Watchtower redefines a "generation" 

      The Watchtower Society has created an incredible new definition for the word "generation" in order to cover up another of their failed prophecies.

    • Watchtower "breakdown" on the Highway to Paradise 

      The engine which drives the Watchtower bus to Paradise keeps breaking down, forcing the bus to the side of the road and making passengers wait for repairs.

    • Watchtower forgets that "Content is King" 

      Jehovah's Witness meetings and magazines have become too stale to interest anyone who thinks for themselves. The JW's don't understand that "content is King."

    • Watchtower Society Goes Under the Microscope 

      John Cedars has published the first post of a four-part series that closely examines the Watchtower Society's claim to be "God's Spirit Directed Organization"…

    • Watchtower's Pecking Order 

      The Watchtower is just a corporation that happens to print religious literature. Its structure has various levels, responsibilities, privileges - and stature.

  • Category: Media 
  • Category: Opinion 
    • An Elder shares his honest opinions 

      This article should be considered a “come to Jesus moment” for Jehovah's Witnesses. Hopefully, we’ll recognize the errors of our ways, and take a new…

    • Are changes coming to the Watchtower? 

      What future circumstances will force the Watchtower Society to modify their current approach to managing their religion, their properties, and their followers?

    • Are Jehovah's Witnesses a Cult? 

      A Jehovah's Witness sent me a list of "Ten Signs of a Cult" to prove to me that the Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses was not a cult, but a true religion.

    • Cult Free Radio Archived at Ex-JW.com 

      We're pleased to announce that the first six podcasts of Mad Sweeney's Cult Free Radio are now archived here at Ex-JW.com.

    • Dear Watchtower: Why the insults and name-calling? 

      I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU An open letter from Barbara Anderson to the Watch Tower’s Writing Department In 1517, Martin Luther wrote in a letter to…

    • Global Survey of Jehovah's Witnesses - 2011 

      JWSurvey.org is now online. Share your opinions about current teachings of the Watchtower Society. Free, quick, and includes instant results feedback.

    • Happy Holidays 

      By the Editor Within the next few days, millions of people in the western world will celebrate Christmas, followed a week later by the New Year. In most…

    • JWSurvey.org announces 2012 Global Survey 

      There is a new online survey about Jehovah's Witnesses available for participation by all current and former members at JWSurvey.org. "Cedars," the founder…

    • Love and the Watchtower 

      How can Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be God’s chosen people when they do not follow the most basic of his commandments, namely to "love their neighbors?"

    • Opinion: Raising kids as Witnesses 

      Want your children to spend their lives cleaning the restrooms or polishing floors at Wal-Mart? Then force them to become slaves of the Watchtower Society.

    • Watchtower forgets that "Content is King" 

      Jehovah's Witness meetings and magazines have become too stale to interest anyone who thinks for themselves. The JW's don't understand that "content is King."

  • Category: Reprints 
    • A Craigslist Cry for Help 

      Editor's Note: This was an actual ad posted on Craigslist.org in mid-September in New Mexico. I first learned of this ad while browsing the Jehovah's Witness…

    • An open letter to the Governing Body 

      Governing Body: Act as men of principle. Allow Jehovah's Witnesses the freedom to choose for themselves whether they want to be a part of your organization.

    • Religion Makes Me Sad 

      It makes me sad to know that Jehovah’s Witnesses and others believe in a God-delivered Armageddon, looking forward to the brutal murder of billions of people.

  • Category: Testimonies 
    • 100 Speak Out 

      Phineas Treptow's documentary will allow former Jehovah's Witnesses to share personal stories about their mistreatment and abuse by the Watchtower Society.

    • A letter to the Watchtower 

      If a near perfect Witness did not accept a teaching of the Watchtower "old light" as true while it was promoted as "new light," would they be disfellowshipped?

    • A personal view of Raymond Franz 

      Ray Franz's writings can be described as modest and real. His character is in his words and can be seen if you read even one paragraph of either of his books.

    • A Sad Day 

      Ray left everything behind, and continued his fight for justice by confronting and uncovering the contradictions of the Watchtower until the end of his life.

    • An Interesting Twist in a Child Custody Case  

      A mother believed that we could help her convince a court that her three children should not be baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses until they were 18 years old.

    • Child Abuse and Jehovah's Witnesses 

      By Stephanie Hammond If you found out that a man you trusted had molested your child, how would you feel? What would you do? Do you know if there are…

    • Confronting Misinformation 

      If former Jehovah's Witnesses read these books, they will be amazed how refreshing and energizing basic science and honest history can be.

    • Conscience and Courage 

      Starting over at his age (in his late 50s) with basically nothing to his name - except his conscience and ethics - was the most courageous things I've seen.

    • Coping with False Prophecy 

      By Cynthia Hampton For several years I have been honored to coordinate and moderate a Jehovah's Witness support group based in Los Angeles and San Jose,…

    • Dick Kelly on "Six Screens" 

      Author Richard E. Kelly will be part of a conference call sponsored by "Six Screens of the Watchtower," Saturday evening, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST).

    • Discovering the "Truth" - My three years as a JW 

      Ian Haynes from the UK shares his personal story of how he learned the truth about the Truth during his three years as an active Jehovah's Witness.

    • Douglas's Story 

      Gordon Smith describes his childhood as a Jehovah's Witness in the UK. He left the cult in his early twenties to venture out on his own and find true freedom.

    • Elder reveals his secret 

      Dad was entering a new phase in his life as a Jehovah’s Witness. He turned the corner when he told me he'd written an article for an apostate website.

    • Remembering Raymond Franz 

      Ray Franz's love for God, justice, and Christian freedom shines brilliantly in his book. Our prayer is that the God he loved so much will remember him always.

    • Sick of it! 

      This is a story of verbal, physical and extreme sexual abuse by her father, an active Jehovah's Witness and elder for much of his life, when she was fifteen.

    • Sudbury Elders: Reconsider Your Actions 

      By Rory Sullivan Editor's Introduction: Even though this letter has appeared on other websites by now, Mr. Sullivan was kind enough to let me to…

    • Video Memorial to Ray Franz 

      A fine video tribute to Ray Franz made by "V" with the help of many people who took the time to record a brief message about what Ray Franz meant to them.

    • What happens after leaving the JWs? 

      Leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses is like having the rug pulled out from under you. You have an opportunity to get up, brush yourself off, and start over.

  • Category: Urgent News 
    • Menlo Park Kingdom Hall Lawsuit Dismissed 

      By the Editor A federal judge dismissed the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall lawsuit last week due to filing and jurisdictional issues. On January 6, 2012 the…

    • "Truth Be Told" coming to Seattle, Portland 

      Gregorio Smith's documentary, "Truth Be Told," will be shown in the Pacific Northwest on Monday, September 16 in Seattle, Washington, and September 17 in…

    • 2012 Memorial Protest Planned in UK 

      On the evening of April 5, 2012 a protest will be held outside the headquarters of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Britain (IBSA). A protest…

    • AAWA Releases New anti-Child Abuse Video 

      The activist group Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses (AAWA) has released a new video to the public that clearly describes the dangers inherent in a…

    • An Interesting Twist in a Child Custody Case  

      A mother believed that we could help her convince a court that her three children should not be baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses until they were 18 years old.

    • Candace Conti Videos Now Online 

      A set of eleven YouTube videos (soon on Vimeo, as well) about Candace Conti's historic court case are now available. Access and view them by clicking on the…

    • Ex-JWs Helping Haiti 

      Pick one of the charities listed and contribute as much as you can or whatever you can afford. Tell your friends and family about this project to help Haiti.

    • Expanded JW.org, Mini-Mags Announced 

      The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses has sent out a letter to all congregations worldwide announcing major changes in how it will distribute the…

    • Menlo Park scandal on Cult Free Radio 

      The scandal at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall will be discussed May 28, 2011 (10 PM EDT) on a UStream podcast Cult Free Radio. Guest is the editor of Ex-JW.com.

    • Raymond Franz, RIP 

      Raymond Franz, author of Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom, died on June 2, 2010 due to the effects of a stroke he suffered on May 30th.

    • Registration Turned Off - and On 

      Reader registration on Ex-JW.com has been turned off temporarily.

    • Takeover in Menlo Park - Part One 

      A small group of Jehovah's Witnesses, former elders, have filed a lawsuit in federal district court charging Watchtower representatives with "Conspiracy."

    • Tragedy in Gresham, Oregon 

      Whitney Heichel never made it to her job as a barrista at a local Starbucks last Tuesday (October 16). Her husband Clint reported her missing within three…

  • Category: Watchtower Leaders 
    • "Seeds of dissent" against the Governing Body? 

      Editor's Note: I just received the following news release announcing an attempt to organize an underground movement of Jehovah's Witnesses who want a voice…

    • Expanded JW.org, Mini-Mags Announced 

      The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses has sent out a letter to all congregations worldwide announcing major changes in how it will distribute the…

    • Global Survey of Jehovah's Witnesses - 2011 

      JWSurvey.org is now online. Share your opinions about current teachings of the Watchtower Society. Free, quick, and includes instant results feedback.

    • Governing Body Admits Doubts Over New Headquarters Plans 

      By Cedars The latest August 15th Study Edition of the Watchtower includes a 4-page review from the annual meeting of the Watch Tower, Bible and Tract…

    • Menlo Park: "The Truth" vs. the truth 

      The Watchtower continues to use theocratic war strategy in a attempt to prevent courts from discovering the truth about events at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall.

    • Menlo Park: Elder Tells All - 3 

      This is the last segment of this series of articles about the Kingdom Hall takeover scandal in Menlo Park, California. Two different court documents form…

    • Watchtower's Pecking Order 

      The Watchtower is just a corporation that happens to print religious literature. Its structure has various levels, responsibilities, privileges - and stature.

    • Why Judge Rutherford went to prison 

      Joseph Rutherford and 7 other board members of the Watchtower Society went to prison in 1918 for "sedition." Were they guilty? A look at The Finished Mystery.

  • Category: Watchtower Scandals 
    • Menlo Park Kingdom Hall Lawsuit Dismissed 

      By the Editor A federal judge dismissed the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall lawsuit last week due to filing and jurisdictional issues. On January 6, 2012 the…

    • "Jehovah's Friend" DVD announced 

      The Watchtower Society is releasing a four-part DVD called "Become Jehovah's Friend" at the 2012 summer District Conventions. As with many new releases, within…

    • 2012 Memorial Protest Planned in UK 

      On the evening of April 5, 2012 a protest will be held outside the headquarters of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Britain (IBSA). A protest…

    • AAWA Releases New anti-Child Abuse Video 

      The activist group Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses (AAWA) has released a new video to the public that clearly describes the dangers inherent in a…

    • Another View of a Kingdom Hall Takeover 

      A second look at the events taking place at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall in California. The strong arguments on both sides will play out in a federal courthouse.

    • Candace Conti Videos Now Online 

      A set of eleven YouTube videos (soon on Vimeo, as well) about Candace Conti's historic court case are now available. Access and view them by clicking on the…

    • Child Abuse and Jehovah's Witnesses 

      By Stephanie Hammond If you found out that a man you trusted had molested your child, how would you feel? What would you do? Do you know if there are…

    • Conti Verdict Explained 

      There are many questions about the recent jury verdict against the Watchtower Society in California that awarded Ms. Candace Conti million in damages. The…

    • Disfellowshipping - who's at fault? 

      "John Doe is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses," is repeated some 70,000 times each year in Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom Halls worldwide. Why the increase?

    • Fear and Loathing in Menlo Park 

      All that is good and bad about the Watchtower Society and Jehovah's Witnesses, is demonstrated by what is going on at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall.

    • Megan and Candace – Victims of Known Molesters 

      By Barbara J. Anderson In over 90% of child sexual abuse cases, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts. Too often, the offenders are known to be…

    • Menlo Park Kingdom Hall - Updates 

      Since the previous article about the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall court case, published two weeks ago, I've received some updates and a few corrections.

    • Menlo Park Kingdom Hall: The State Lawsuit 

      The Menlo Park Kingdom Hall takeover scandal is like a movie monster that just won't die. Three former elders have filed Court cases in San Francisco…

    • Menlo Park scandal on Cult Free Radio 

      The scandal at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall will be discussed May 28, 2011 (10 PM EDT) on a UStream podcast Cult Free Radio. Guest is the editor of Ex-JW.com.

    • Menlo Park: "The Truth" vs. the truth 

      The Watchtower continues to use theocratic war strategy in a attempt to prevent courts from discovering the truth about events at the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall.

    • Menlo Park: Elder Tells All - 1 

      Readers of Ex-Jw.com who have been following this story know that on January 6, 2012 Federal Judge Maria-Elena James dismissed the lawsuit filed by two former…

    • Menlo Park: Elder Tells All - 2 

      Jason Cobb was one of the four elders serving in the Menlo Park (California) Kingdom Hall dismissed from their "theocratic assignments" effective July 1, 2010.…

    • Menlo Park: Elder Tells All - 3 

      This is the last segment of this series of articles about the Kingdom Hall takeover scandal in Menlo Park, California. Two different court documents form…

    • Menlo Park: From Behind the Scenes 

      By John Steele Disclaimer: This article in no way reflects the views of the parties who run this website, are solely my views and opinions, and as such…

    • Menlo Park: What are they trying to hide? 

      What reason would there be to keep a Kingdom Hall's bank statements "confidential"? What could be on those statements that the elders don't want anyone to see?

    • Norwegian Media Exposes Watchtower Scandals 

      Beginning in early December, Norwegian newspapers, magazines and television station have decided to take on the powerful Watchtower Society and expose its…

    • Real Estate Magnates 

      Donated properties become part of the Watchtower Society's huge real estate portfolios, all tax-free when they are acquired, owned, and sold by the Society.

    • Some quick updates 

      Please note that Mad Sweeney's Cult Free Radio program #7 is now online. It's been added to the Cult Free archive page. #7 was another great program with an…

    • Takeover: What really happened at Menlo Park?  

      Read the inside story of the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall takeover. Written by someone close to the plaintiffs in a federal court case, this is an extensive report.

    • The Conti Case - Your Questions Answered 

      In March 2012 a new series of videos will be released on YouTube and various other websites that will provide answers to many of the common questions about the…

    • Tragedy in Gresham, Oregon 

      Whitney Heichel never made it to her job as a barrista at a local Starbucks last Tuesday (October 16). Her husband Clint reported her missing within three…

    • Watchtower Embarrassed in Court 

      On June 14, 2012 an Oakland, California jury took very little time to decide that the Watchtower Society was guilty of failing to protect the children in its…

    • Watchtower Facing Criminal Charges in Victoria 

      This time it's Australia. The Watchtower Society is facing another major court case that will be necessary to resolve a Billion (Australian dollars)…

    • Watchtower is at it again: Inheritances and Assets 

      Contributor: Mario Polgar I am writing this article to share my personal experiences and to disclose to all current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses that…

    • Watchtower Reply to Jury Verdict 

      The Watchtower released an official public statement about the million jury verdict awarded to a former Jehovah's Witness in California. The court found…

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