In this episode Ruben, Betsy and I discuss all the issues surrounding why cults cause people mental and physical health problems and what you can do to help. An absolutely fascinating discussion with some very moving personal experiences shared by the team.
In this episode we interview Christopher Spry who was the fostered child of a Jehovah's Witness who was later dubbed the most evil woman in Britain by the national press. Eunice Spry tortured three of her foster children while simultaneously taking them to meetings and presenting herself as a good woman who was trying to purge the evil from her children.
This is a gripping interview from a kind gentle and wonderful survivor of the most horrific childhood.
Christopher's book "Child C" can be found here: http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Child-C/Christopher-Spry/9781847391896
We also talk to Ste about his Black Athiest group: http://www.meetup.com/London-Black-Atheists/
and his tour of the Natural History Museum: https://xjwmeetups.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/3nhmtour161112/
In this episode we discuss the WTS video response to child abuse that is being played in Kingdom Halls this week. We also discuss the effect of the new shunning rules, how easy or difficult it may be to 'return to Jehovah', and whether it is worth it, in view of the new shunning rules.
We also hear about Neil's most humiliating moment, and Bill's heart breaking effort to just hear his children's voices.
In this episode Ste and Heather join me in interviewing Naomi Rowling, who recently raised the issue of shunning on the BBC Radio 2 programme The Jeremy Vine Show.
Naomi's Facebook page, which she created following the interest generated by her Radio 2 interview, is called 'Live Life, Be Free - Breaking the Chains'.
We also discuss how to get mainstream media interest in issues generated by the Jehovahs Witness religion, and the unprecedented level of control at 'public' conventions in 2016.
In this episode we hear from some recent Jehovah's Witnesses who were woken up by listening to the Governing Body member, Geoffrey Jackson giving testimony under oath to the Australian Royal Commission.
We also hear some of the comments made by current Jehovah's Witnesses on social media as they experience cognitive dissonance.
If you want to contact the Charities Commission in the UK regarding abuse you may have suffered as a Jehovah's Witness, you can contact senior investigator, Jonathan Sanders directly on email@example.com
In this episode we examine the Jehovahs Witness stance on voting and look at how damaging an apparently neutral stand can be to individuals within the organisation.
we also have a round up of the latest developments in court cases against Watchtower Society.
In this episode we talk to Ste Rikhardsson about his journey from the Purple Triangle to the Pink one, his activism, and the best chant at Gay Pride. We also talk to Heather Squad about what it is like being married to an ex Jehovahs Witness.
In which we discuss the most hilarious shunning story ever, the second Great Irish Apostacy, and we welcome Bill Hahn and Neil Gardener as cohosts for the second show in season 3.
Contact details for Jonathan Sanders at the Charities Commission in the UK is Jonathan.Sanders@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk
The team at JW Podcast have united the hemispheres and battled one particularly pesky Skype demon in order to bring you Episode 11. Patricia, Lloyd, and guest host Gordon are joined by Pierre Burmester from Australia, creator of the All Along The Watchtower web series, for a panel discussion about the importance of education in the post-JW landscape. The team also listens to and discusses some excellent voicemails, and they discuss the Slippery Slope fallacy.