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Friday, December 7, 2007

Watching hundreds of volunteers put up a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall is a study in efficiency. Cape Girardeau had an opportunity to see this amazing process unfold last week. On Wednesday morning the coordinated team of builders and support crews started with a concrete slab. By Sunday night, the building was basically completed.

The builders worked like a well-choreographed team, using methods that have been refined many times as other Kingdom Halls were erected around the country. The system was developed to replace do-it-yourself building programs that often took two years and left local members drained.

In an age when cost overruns and construction delays are the norm, it is refreshing to see such a streamlined process that works so well.

There's another example of how projects can be done quickly and efficiently up the road at the new I-55 interchange between Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

The Missouri Department of Transportation originally estimated that project, connecting Jackson's East Main Street with Cape Girardeau's yet-to-be-built LaSalle Avenue, would be completed sometime next summer. Both northbound and southbound lanes on the interstate were opened to traffic several days ago. Soon, East Main Street traffic will be able to use the interchange -- months before the anticipated completion date.

The contractor for the interchange is Dumey Contracting Inc. of Benton, Mo., whose crews are to be commended for keeping the disruption in interstate traffic to a minimum.

Both the new Kingdom Hall and the interchange project remind us that good planning and good oversight can lead to good results.


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Jehovah's Witnesses are interested in expansion they ARE just like Scientologist in every way.

Exception being that...I can count on the Scientologist not to intrude on my door step 4-5 times a year.

http://www.bible.ca/indexJws.htm why Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult

-- Posted by Truth teller on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 3:41 AM

Jehovah's Witnesses' abuse allegations

Nov. 21: NBC's Lisa Myers investigates how the church handled sexual abuse allegations, including nine cases that were settled.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21917798/ PROOF OF PAYOUT AND THE AMOUNTS

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/featur......

What's the situation with child abuse?

Not good. They take Deuteronomy 19:15 literally, which demands two witnesses to a crime (not easy in cases of abuse). And they cite 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 -- "Does anyone of you that has a case against the other dare to go to court before unrighteous men, and not before the holy ones?" -- to justify trying to deal with criminals with courts of elders rather than courts of law.

Studies in the US suggest they (Jehovah's Witnesses) have proportionally FOUR TIMES MORE (pedophiles) sexual assaults on children than the Catholic Church.

-- Posted by Bethsoloman on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 2:51 PM

What's the situation with child abuse?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/featur...

corrected link

-- Posted by Bethsoloman on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 2:54 PM

They are NO studies published in the US that claim that Jehovah's Witnesses "have proportionally FOUR TIMES MORE (pedophiles) sexual assaults on children than the Catholic Church." That is an untrue statement. Bethsoloman is a liar which is why he does not cite the studies-BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE. Now, here are the facts:

1. Unlike the Catholic Church (and other churches), Jehovah's Witnesses will expel or disfellowship any pedophile from the congregation. Even the MSNBC report acknowledged that. The Catholic church never expelled the pedophile priests--they just transfered them from parish to parish. And it is extremely rare for other churches to expel pedophiles. Tony Levya, a Pentecostal preacher, was not expelled even after confessing at least twice that he had abused boys. (see the book Brother Tony's Boys)

2. As the January 1997 issue of the Watchtower clearly stated, the Jehovah's Witness Christian Congregation WILL NOT protect a pedophile from prosecution by the state. And parents or victims of abusers have every right to go to the police and report the crime. And congregation elders do report, even unsubstantiated allegations, to the authorities in states where they are required to do so.

3. The Jehovah's Witnesses was the first Christian group to ban anyone from a teaching leadership position who is known to have been a pedophile and has been accused of abusing children. This is completely different from the Catholic church which was sent their pedophile priests for "healing sessions" with a psychologists, and then just transfered them to another Church.

It is also different from the what some Southern Baptist churches do with pedophile pastors or ministers as can be seen by some articles in www.stopbaptistpredators.org. And the book Brother Tony's Boys reveals the same thing about the Pentecostals.

Due to Witnesses biblical based policy, the incidence of pedophilia abuse in the Christian community of Jehovah's Witnesses is very rare. According to a memo by the Watchtower there have been only 7 elders, throughout their 100 year history, that were sued for the horrible sin and crime. (see http://www.jw-media.org/region/global/en...

A study made by a Jehovah's Witness apologist, in response to critics of the Witnesses child abuse policy, proves that they have the best policy when compared to other churches. See the detailed report on:

http://www.thirdwitness.com/childabuse/d...

-- Posted by davidl7 on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 8:17 PM

99% of the world has rejected the teachings of the Watchtower Jehovah's Witnesses as a 'joke' but the darker truth is they are a destructive and oppressive organization.

Debunking the Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs:

A) They are at your door to recruit you for enslavement to their watchtower corporation,they will say that "we are just here to share a message from the Bible" this is deception right off.

B) The 'message' is their false Gospel that Jesus is ruling in heaven already since 1914.The problem with this is it's not just a cute fairy tale,Jesus warned of the false prophets who would claim "..look he is here in the wilderness,or see here he is at the temple"

C) Their anti-blood transfusion ban has killed hundreds if not thousands D) once they recruit you they will "love bomb" you in cult fashion to also recruit your family & friends or cut them off. There are many more dangers,Jehovah's Witnesses got a bad rap for good and valid reasons.

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Danny Haszard Jehovah's Witness X 33 years http://www.freeminds.org

-- Posted by DannyHaszard on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 1:19 AM

Jehovah's Witnesses pedophile cover up problem at a glance:

It's the WAY that the Watchtower's protocol for (non) handling of Criminal Pedophilia that is the root of this evil.

Recent Watchtower 'damage control' in house memos on 'correcting' past cover ups and years of past stone walling/foot dragging does not undo decades of child abuse damage.

The Watchtower needs to stop harassing whistle-blowers and denying it all like the Catholic church did at first.

I was born a JW in 1957 and have seen countless congregation sins dismissed to fester. The Watchtower religion is apocalyptic meaning that they believe that the end of the world Armageddon is coming any minute,so abuse victims are counseled by kingdom hall elders to just sit tight don't rock the boat and "wait on Jehovah" to fix all the problems.

Learn more-Secrets of Pedophilia in an American Religion, Jehovah's Witnesses in Crisis

WATCHTOWER COURT DOCUMENTS

http://www.watchtowerdocuments.com/

The latest news on the pedophile child abuse lawsuits against the Watchtower and what you can do to protect children http://www.silentlambs.org

-- Posted by DannyHaszard on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 1:20 AM

Don't listen to the lie's of poor old DannyH above. He has become mentally warped from abusing prescription drugs and now spends his time suing the companies that tried to help him! What a Hypocrite. Just google for yourself and see!

-- Posted by online reader on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 9:13 AM

The Orwellian Watchtower world.

Jehovah's Witnesses are brainwashed by watchtower cult indoctrination from 12 senile old men in New york city.

Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse Among Jehovah's Witnesses http://www.exjws.net/sexabuse/index.htm

-- Posted by Truth teller on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 11:32 AM

It's so sad to see all the hatred, ignorance, paranoia and prejudice that still exists in this part of Missouri. Most of the comments above demonstrate once again that ugly hatred is still alive and well in Southeast Missouri. I was born here and I'll die here, but I have to say that it's downright embarrassing to see these comments on line, for all the world to read.

-- Posted by JoJax on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 1:47 PM

[Jojax said-"It's so sad to see all the hatred, ignorance, paranoia and prejudice that still exists in this part of Missouri"]

Response to Jojax (99& chance you are a JW troll)

YES INDEED and it IS the Jehovah's Witnesses who bring these negatives right to your door with their Gospel of death and destruction at Armageddon for all the 6.5 billion men women and children who will not accept their version of religion.

Learn the truth about the "truth" http://www.freeminds.org

-- Posted by Truth teller on Sat, Dec 8, 2007, at 10:34 PM

If you would like more REAL info about Jehovah's Witnesses on the web be sure to check out www.Watchtower.org

-- Posted by online reader on Fri, Dec 14, 2007, at 3:55 PM

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If you would like more REAL and accurate info about Jehovah's Witnesses on the web be sure to check out the official web site at www.Watchtower.org

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http://www.Watchtower.org

-- Posted by online reader on Sat, Dec 29, 2007, at 3:01 PM


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