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GOVERNMENT and HOSPITAL OFFICIALS AROUND THE WORLD CONSPIRE WITH
THE WATCHTOWER CULT'S "HOSPITAL LIAISON COMMITTEES" TO SURVEIL and INTIMIDATE
SICK and INJURED JEHOVAH'S WITNESS PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES, and TREATING PHYSICIANS
THE SECRET JWT BLOOD POLICE FORCE
For decades, escapees from the WatchTower Cult have FUTILELY warned government officials and the health care industry that the WatchTower Cult started forming local HOSPITAL LIAISON COMMITTEES (HLCs) around the world, in 1979, for the primary purpose of SURVEILING hospitalized Jehovah's Witness Patients and their Families in order to COERCE them to refuse physician recommended blood transfusions. Secondarily, members of the WatchTower Cult's local HOSPITAL LIAISON COMMITTEES (HLCs) were inserted into hospitals to SURVEIL and COERCE attending physicians, nurses, and hospital administration personnel.
"Safeguarding Your Children From Misuse of Blood. ... When there is a crisis, elders may consider it advisable to arrange a 24-hour watch at the hospital, preferably by an elder with the patient's parent or another close family member. Blood transfusions often are given when all relatives and friends have gone home for the night. In the United States, there are over a hundred Hospital Liaison Committees located in major cities. All congregations are assigned to a committee made up of trained brothers who are available to assist. Call on them, through your elders, when they are needed." -- OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY, September 1992.
Rather than heeding those warnings, some American state governments have effectively MADE IT STATE LAW that the WatchTower Cult's local HOSPITAL LIAISON COMMITTEES (HLCs) be present at certain hospital emergency scenarios. Note the following webpage from Connecticut's Department of Children and Families. In scenarios where a Connecticut hospital is requesting judicial intervention to save the life of a child of Jehovah's Witness Parents who are refusing to give their consent for a life-saving blood transfusion, Connecticut's Department of Children and Families REQUIRES its investigators to make certain that the WatchTower Cult's local HOSPITAL LIAISON COMMITTEE (HLC) has been notified of the emergency situation. Such state agency policy and policing effectively grants the WatchTower Cult with certain undefined legal status over the lives of its Jehovah's Witness members and their children. Readers can be certain that if the WatchTower Cult has managed to pull off this legal maneuver in one state, then they have done the same in most other states. (Did you also notice that the WatchTower Cult even has persuaded Connecticut's Department of Children and Families to REQUIRE its investigators to make certain that the attending PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS have considered the use of "non-blood medical alternatives and treatment" -- which are medically USELESS in the given emergency situation. One can't help but wonder if Connecticut's DCF officials lined up and kissed the arses of the WatchTower Cult's attorneys and HLC members before they exited that meeting.)
Click this link to read a July 2014 "Directive" from the federal Veterans Health Administration regarding treatment of military veterans who are Jehovah's Witnesses wanting the VA to perform surgery on them without using blood transfusions. Note that this"Directive", which appears to effectively have been authored by WatchTower Society officials (see federal lawsuit CLINTON v. BROWN), REQUIRES the pertinent VA department "Chief" to contact the WatchTower Cult's "Hospital Information Services" at WatchTower World Headquarters in New York, in the event that the WatchTower Cult's local Hospital Liaison Committee has not already been summoned by the JW Patient or their family. Curiously, this same "Directive" also requires VA staff to maintain the confidentiality of their JW Patient's decision to refuse blood transfusions. Once again, the WatchTower Society effectively is granted certain undefined legal status over its Jehovah's Witness members by a government agency -- this one being FEDERAL.
In the course of the proceedings before the High Court, Mr AC said that he was the eldest of Mrs ES's siblings, and a pastor in the Pentecostal Church. Mr AC testified that he had attempted to speak with his sister on the subject of the blood transfusion, but that "she kept still saying that she still believes a miracle will happen." ... Except for reiterating that she was a Jehovah's Witness, [and] why in her faith drinking of blood is prohibited ... (Non-JW readers should know that decades ago the WatchTower Cult disclaimed its one-time teaching that receiving a blood transfusion was "drinking blood". Also, while still occasionally waffling on the rare "possibility" of "miraculous healings", such are not a regular teaching of the Cult. Apparently, in distant Africa, the Cult continues to use whatever tickles the natives' ears.)
Mr AC also testified that he realised that Mrs ES underwent a lot of pressure from members of her faith who were advising her, and one member of her faith had to be forcefully removed from the hospital ...
Mr AC also said that he believed that Mrs ES had been placed under a substantial amount of pressure from other Jehovah's Witnesses. He reported that there had been others at the hospital who claimed membership of a health committee of the Jehovah's Witnesses (Hospital Liaison Committee). Mr AC referred in particular to an incident that had occurred on the previous Thursday, which had resulted in efforts by himself and his siblings to expel the members of the health committee (HLC) from the hospital. The incident resulted in the hospital security staff being called to the scene. One of the individuals specifically mentioned was a lawyer, who subsequently withdrew from this case in the High Court as junior counsel. According to Mr AC, the lawyer told a doctor present at the hospital that she risked a legal suit if she transfused blood. Mr AC expressed serious concern that others appeared to be involved in the making of important decisions that Mr AC considered should be the domain of Mrs ES's family. -- ES v AC, THE SUPREME COURT OF NAMIBIA, 2015.
Paediatrics & Child Health
Letters To The Editor (Edited)
Re: Teenage decision-making in the context of the Jehovah's Witness faith (again)
... Harrison's article ... addresses only one of three necessary elements of consent: competence. Not discussed are the two other requirements -- adequate information and voluntariness.
Full discussion of the three elements that are necessary for consent to medical treatment is particularly important when the adolescent patient is a member of a Jehovah's Witness (JW) family. ... Our paper on this topic was published in the 2006 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health.
Indeed, the governing body of JWs, the Watchtower Society (WTS), wrote to the Journal in protest over our then unpublished article, which had been accepted after two rounds of peer review. The editors of the Journal resisted the WTS's representations.
Our article presented details about three real cases of adolescents who refused blood transfusions. In each case, the information we offered came from publicly available sources, such as court transcripts or reports of court hearings. Our article, therefore, had rich grounding in actual cases and in reported alleged practices of JWs, the WTS and WTS lawyers. By contrast, the Harrison article presented and then discussed a hypothetical case. ... A recent edition of the Hasting's Center report presented a short hypothetical case of a JW teenager, ... ...
In our article, we gave specific detail about possible problems in the quality of information an individual JW patient may have about the risks and benefits of blood. We also addressed problems of voluntariness in decisionmaking among teenagers. In other words, we described clearly that two of the three elements of informed consent may well have been absent -- ie, adequate information and voluntariness. This discussion made it apparent that, even if an adolescent is assessed to be fully mature, the assessment does not, by itself, solve the problem of whether he or she can accept or refuse proposedmedical treatment.
Indeed, cases of adolescent refusal of blood would be relatively easy if the only issue was maturity. But what is concerning are the issues that the recent article does not address: How does one establish that a young patient has good medical information when (among other problems) the [WatchTower Society's (WTS) website] contains misleading excerpts from dated medical journals, when medical personnel statements can be contradicted by religious people who visit hospitals, and when the credibility and good faith of medical personnel are constantly in question because they, like all other non-JWs, are said to be subjects of "Satan the Devil [who] really is the unseen ruler of the world!"? How do physicians assure themselves that a patient is choosing without coercion when a particular medical choice will cause the loss of family and friends, when the patient's lawyer appears to also represent the religious authority and when the WTS instructs individual JWs "to squeal" -- to breach medical confidentiality if, in their work as health care providers, they learn that a patient has accepted blood? ...
Finding answers to these questions ... are of vital practical importance to paediatricians and other physicians who must assess capacity to consent in a social context in which preventable death is a distinct possibility. ... we strongly disagree that it is "consistent with legal and professional standards" to accept the teenager's 'decision' when the patient's quality of information and degree of voluntariness have not been considered, let alone assessed.
In a supplement to our paper, we wrote: Paediatricians must look for all elements of consent: competence, information and voluntariness. ... In some situations, reporting to Child Welfare is a statutory duty and legal help is required.
Ian Mitchell MA MB FRCPC
Department of Paediatrics,
Juliet Guichon BA BCL MA SJD
Office of Medical Bioethics,
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
The Argus (UK)
June 10, 2008
Hospitals Must Stop the Blood Martyrs
Nine years ago former Jehovah's Witness Rachel Underhill was forced to refuse a lifesaving blood transfusion while giving birth to her twins. Rachel and her daughters Kira and Zoe survived to tell the tale -- and left the faith a few years later. ... When Rachel Underhill saw media reports about yet another Jehovah's Witness who lay dying in hospital, the bitter memories came flooding back.
John Edwards, 58, from London, needed a blood transfusion after a hit and run accident last week, but his wife Sheila insisted that he would not want the life-saving procedure, which is against their religious beliefs. As a result the couple's sons, who are not Jehovah's Witnesses, would have to watch their father die.
It was an all too familiar situation for Rachel Underhill who walked away from the faith after 30 years. ...
Seven years ago Rachel's case made headlines in The Argus when she rejected a blood transfusion during a Caesarean section. Rachel, of Telscombe Cliffs, later revealed the decision was taken out of her hands by the WatchTower Society's Hospital Liaison Committee.
"Jehovah's Witnesses need protecting from their own religion, and from themselves on this issue. I believe the law should be changed so that hospitals automatically have the power to give Jehovah's Witnesses blood against their wishes.
"Simply saying we can't change the law, because we all have a right to choose our own medical treatment, fails to take adequate consideration of all the behind-the-scenes machinations forcing Jehovah's Witnesses to refuse blood. Theirs is not a truly freewill choice, but one made under enormous pressure from their Jehovah's Witness family and friends, from Kingdom Hall Elders, and from the WatchTower Society's Hospital Liaison Committee.
"Jehovah's Witnesses know that they will be shunned by all their Jehovah's Witness family and friends if they publicly accept a blood transfusion. The Hospital Liaison Committee members -- the Jehovah's Witness Leaders who liaise with hospital staff when cases such as this arise -- campout at their hospital bedside reminding them of the prospect of eternal annihilation should they fail to comply with the WatchTower Cult's particular interpretation of the Bible.
"Because Jehovah's Witness Patients will have had these ideas so drummed into them -- often since childhood -- you have to ask whether or not they, or their next of kin, are actually of sound enough mind to make the decision to refuse a transfusion.
"Worse still, Jehovah's Witness Leaders seem to treat as martyrs those Jehovah's Witnesses who die refusing transfusions. The whole policy itself, and the thinking and teaching around it is, quite simply, sick.
"The Jehovah's Witnesses have changed their policy on similar matters in the past, such as when they began to allow vaccinations, and then later organ transplants, due to practical neccessity. I beg them to change this one to prevent further loss of life."
Although the WatchTower Society started prohibiting its Jehovah's Witness members from accepting blood transfusions in 1945, those typically obedient members did not immediately snap to attention on this matter -- given that this new prohibition could result in immediate death. In 1949, multiple members of one of the Cult's most prominent extended families blatantly donated blood for the transfusion of one of their "anointed" elderly family members who was dying from leukemia. Into the early 1950s, the "correctness" of the blood transfusion prohibition was occasionally still being debated by some members of the Service and Editorial Departments at WatchTower HQ.
Then, in the January 15, 1961 issue of the WATCHTOWER magazine, WatchTower HQ sent out a firm message that it would no longer tolerate the ignoring of its blanket prohibition against blood transfusions by Jehovah's Witnesses who were quietly treating blood transfusions as "a matter of conscience".
[Receiving a blood transfusion] is a violation of God's command to Christians, the seriousness of which should not be minimized by any passing over it lightly as being an optional matter for the conscience of any individual to decide upon. ... Hence a Christian who deliberately receives a blood transfusion ... must be cut off from God's people by excommunication or disfellowshipping. If the taking of a blood transfusion is the first offense of a dedicated, baptized Christian due to his immaturity or lack of Christian stability and he sees the error of his action and grieves and repents over it and begs divine forgiveness and forgiveness of God's congregation on earth, then mercy should be extended to him and he need not be disfellowshipped. He needs to be put under surveillance and to be instructed thoroughly according to the Scriptures upon this subject, and thereby be helped to acquire strength to make decisions according to the Christian standard in any future cases. If, however, he refuses to acknowledge his nonconformity to the required Christian standard and makes the matter an issue in the Christian congregation and endeavors to influence others therein to his support; or, if in the future he persists in accepting blood transfusions or donating blood ... he must be cut off ... by disfellowshipping.
The following [edited] excerpt is taken from a 2015 article entitled "Patient Autonomy is Held to be Sacrosanct. A Doctor Reconsiders This View", in which an anonymous Medical Doctor advocates that the health care industry and its governmental regulators reevaluate the almost unfettered access to Patients given in hospitals to WatchTower Cult SPIES and SECRET AGENTS:
"A 21-year-old male of African-American descent, a Jehovah's Witness, with a history of sickle cell anemia presents with diffuse pain and weakness. His admission hemoglobin is 6. ... His blood counts continue to fall.He is asked if he would accept transfusion. He seems uncertain, until his mother indicates the entire family are Jehovah's witnesses and under no circumstances would any of the family accept blood. The patient quietly refuses transfusion. [WATCHTOWER HLC] Church officials start to spend a considerable amount of time in the room and waiting area. They approach multiple health professionals and attempt to hand them literature with recommendations for care of patients without [resorting to] transfusion. The president of the hospital is called when the recommendations are not hewed to. ... . ...
"I have witnessed [WATCHTOWER HLC] church officials residing at the bedside of our ICU patients with the stated purpose of ensuring no blood products are administered. ... What is the role of these [WATCHTOWER HLC] church officials? Is their presence to guard the patient against unwanted medical care, or does their presence serve to intimidate the patient? ... Blood cannot be given quickly and inauspiciously. Might the more realistic fear of [WATCHTOWER HLC] church officials be [that] consent [for a blood transfusion be] given freely [by the JW Patient], not [that a] blood [transfusion is] given without [that patient's] consent? ...
"With the appointment of a new Police Chief and a subsequent reorganization of the department, I was promoted to Detective Sergeant. ... It was now sometime in the Fall of 1979, and I was getting dressed to go to work on the three-to-eleven shift at the Police Department.My wife Linnie came into our bedroom and informed me that there were two Elders from the Kingdom Hall in the living room, and that they wanted to speak to me. I asked Linnie if she knew what they wanted. My wife had a very puzzled look on her face, and replied that she didn't know. I couldn't imagine why they would want to see me. I had not attended a meeting in several years, and only had occasional contact with the Witnesses, usually when they came to the house to visit with Linnie, or when I met one of them on the street.I walked into the living room and greeted our visitors. After they had introduced themselves, we shook hands, and I invited them to sit down on the couch -- opposite me. Both men were dressed in business suits and ties, wearing overcoats, and appeared to be thirty to forty years of age. One of the men was tall and slender looking, and the other man was of medium height and stocky build and had several scars on his face.I remember thinking they looked more like Mafia hit-men than "Elders" of Jehovah's Witnesses. Their ominous appearance and nervousness, coupled with the fact that I didn't recognize them as members of the local congregation concerned me. When I asked the two men what I could do for them, they informed me that they had been sent from California to Madisonville by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. They further stated that Jehovah's Spirit was being hindered here in Madisonville, as evidenced by the fact that there had been no growth in the congregation for some time. Their job, they informed me, was to determine what the problem was and to take whatever action was necessary to correct it. The men further related that they felt that perhaps there were people in the congregation that were involved in wrongdoing which was grieving God's Holy Spirit.At that point, I asked the scar-faced man doing most of the talking what that had to do with me. The [scar-faced] man replied that it had been brought to their attention by members of the congregation that I had been seen smoking. The scarfaced man then brazenly informed me that, even though I was inactive, I was still considered to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses. If the report about my smoking was true, I would be given a short period of time in which to correct the problem and, if I refused, I would be disfellowshipped (excommunicated).I felt humiliated and embarrassed by these complete strangers' accusation, and I could feel my face growing flushed as the resentment welled up inside of me. I had willingly "kicked" the cigarette habit back in 1973, when the Society had ordered all of their followers to stop using tobacco in any form. The organization had determined it was an "unclean habit" that was injurious to people's health, and therefore a sin to use it. I had started smoking again in 1976, when I stopped attending meetings and going out in service.However, I really didn't think that these two coarse looking characters from the Watchtower Society had any right to come into my home and dictate to me how to live my life. Looking at the two men with the hardest, coldest stare I could muster, I reached into my inside coat pocket and pulled out a cigar. As I lit up and puffed several times to get it started, the two men abruptly stood. The man with the scars on his face angrily stated, "Well, I guess you've made your decision." I calmly retorted, "I certainly have, and now it's time for you to leave." I got out of my chair and followed the two men as they quickly walked to the front door and exited our house.The Thursday night following my confrontation with the elders, my wife and youngest son Chris, who was now seven or eight years of age, attended the Ministry School and Service Meeting at the Kingdom Hall. When they returned home, my wife somberly informed me that one of the elders had made the formal announcement that I had been disfellowshipped. I was disconcerted by this news. Not because of being disfellowshipped; I was expecting that. Rather, I was offended and annoyed by the way the elders had vilified me in the presence of my youngest son. I am sure that Chris was too young to fully understand the proceedings and everything that took place. However, I was equally sure that Chris got the distinct impression that his [Police Officer] "Daddy" had done something very bad. According to my wife, the elder making the announcement didn't state the reason for my being disfellowshipped. That was left to the imagination of the congregation, to figure out what terrible sin of which I was guilty.After my being disfellowshipped, I had no further contact with Jehovah's Witnesses for the next four or five years. Even though my wife Linnie continued in the organization as a member in good standing, because of my being disfellowshipped, none of the Witnesses ever visited her in our home. I continued my career with the Madisonville Police Department, having been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, ... ."
We assume that readers fully understand the significance of the Post Office to Russell's religion business. Pastor Russell was likely the most hated person at the Pittsburgh Post Office. Almost from the start of his religion business, Pastor Russell and the Post Office began a running battle over rates, and Russell almost always WON -- but Russell did so "by hook or by crook".
When Russell's complaints to the Pittsburgh Postmaster did not get Russell whatever decision that Russell wanted, Russell went over the head of the Pittsburgh Postmaster to the Postmaster-General in Washington D.C. When Russell did not get the decision that he wanted form the Postmaster-General, Russell started mail campaigns in the pages of the WATCHTOWER magazine, in which Russell would provide multiple sample letters for his Russellite followers to copy and mail to the Postmaster-General, then later to their Congressmen and Senators, and eventually even to the President of the United States. When these honest methods failed Russell, Pastor Russell simply CHEATED the Post Office.
Few people familiar with the OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY "magazines" actually understand why they were what they were -- tracts, pamphlets, and booklets of widely varying sizes. What OTQs were -- was a POSTAL RATE SCAM. OTQs were miscellaneous WatchTower literature published in the "disguise" of a regular quarterly "magazine", so that the hoped-for later small quantity orders of such could be mailed out at the CHEAPER/CHEAPEST second-class regular periodical rate, rather than at the higher third-class rate. While the initial mailing of one copy to a subscriber could rightfully be mailed using second-class postage, later mailings of small bulk quantities of original printings and any quantities of later reprints should have been mailed at the higher third-class rate, but they were not.
Pastor Russell pulled the same SCAM with soft-cover DIVINE PLANs and THY KINGDOM COMEs -- despite being repeatedly caught by the Pittsburgh Post Office. Pastor Russell and the Post Officel went back and forth on both these two softcovers and the OTQs, with there being time periods that Russell won out and could legally mail such as second-class matter. However, Pastor Russell continued doing so even during the time periods when such was not legal. Years later, when the Post Office finally permanently stopped mailing these softcover BOOKS out at the cheaper periodical rate, Russell simply stopped publishing the two books as softcovers, and started publishing them in magazine format. That still violated the rules for second-class matter, because such were not part of a regular periodical series, but since the books "looked" like then semi-monthly WATCHTOWER magazines, postal workers never caught on to what Russell was pulling. By then, Pastor Russell had his own personal "secret agent" inside the Pittsburgh Post Office, who would either allow through the improperly classified mailings or warn/tip Russell as how to get such by other Pittsburgh postal employees.
Back in February 1896, the U.S. Attorney General's office had issued this response to an inquiry from the Postmaster-General's office, which was responding to yet another "Appeal" from Pastor Russell of the Pittsburgh Postmaster's refusal to mail certain literature at second-class rates:
"I think you were clearly right in excluding from the mails as second-class matter volumes 1 and 3 of the "Millennial Dawn Series," published by the Tower Publishing Company at Allegheny, Pa., under the title of "Zion's Watch Tower." Those volumes have all the insignia of "books" and not numbers in the series of a periodical publication. Here is a plain attempt to evade the law. Calling these volumes "Special issues of Zion's Watch Tower, representing Nos. 3, 4, 5, vol. 1886, and No. 6, vol. 12, 1891," respectively, does not change their character. They are "books" in every sense of the word, and hence chargeable with the third-class rate of postage. ...
"The company has issued, also, and claims the right to send through the mails at the pound rate what it terms "Extra No. 31, November 1, 1895," of the "Old Theology Quarterly;" ... which is beyond question a circular only, and should be charged with the third-class rate of postage. This is a more palpable evasion of the law than the volumes above mentioned. This circular calls these volumes "books," and is manifestly intended to advertise them to the public. ... ."
We don't know what happened, but after receiving this Advisory Opinion from the U.S. Attorney General's office, the Postmaster-General ignored such and granted Russell his Appeal. However, there were unknown events which years later caused this decision to be reversed. Russell eventually stopped his Appeals and his Letter writing campaigns, and instead, Russell initiated "industrial espionage" -- first with his own out-of-town Postmaster, and then more conveniently, with his own local Postal Clerk. After all, the"Faithful and Discreet Slave" ALWAYS got his way -- either by HOOK, or by CROOK. (See our RUSSELL FINANCIAL BIOGRAPHY and our RUSSELL DIVORCE.)
SECRET DEVELOPMENT OF THE PHOTO-DRAMA OF CREATION
WATCHTOWER CULT COUNTER-ESPIONAGE
SIDEBAR: Only one year after Charles Taze Russell had put down the 1894 WatchTower Headquarters Rebellion, "Pastor" Russell was faced with an EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT AND DANGEROUS SCHISM -- INTERESTINGLY, although well documented, and thus easily discovered "schism", a schism which has received ZERO COVERAGE from the decades-long train of supposed "apostate" WatchTower historians -- alive and dead -- on whom the "apostate" community has relied without question to keep "apostates" informed about all of the WatchTower Cult's secret baggage. WHY? Continue reading to discover the HIGHLIGHT of that schism which the WatchTower Society had every reason to make absolutely certain was kept a SECRET from its' "apostate" opposers for as long as possible. Give 'em a dime, and hope that pacifies them sufficiently to keep them from looking for the dollar that is left hidden.In 1892, "Pastor" Russell's personal secretary, Ulysses Morrow, had left the Watch Tower Society due to doctrinal differences, and had founded in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, a second "Second Adventist" magazine named THE HERALD OF GLAD TIDINGS. In early 1895, Ulysses Morrow became a follower of Cyrus Teed and his Koreshan Unity cult. By Spring 1895, Morrow was spreading Cyrus Teed's teachings amongst the growing crowd of former Russellites living in and around Pittsburgh. (Notably, just like Charles Taze Russell, Cyrus Teed claimed to be a successor to William Miller, rather than a follower.)By Summer 1895, Teed and Morrow were openly challenging "Pastor" Russell and his teachings in the Pittsburgh newspapers. Russell initially ignored attempts by the Pittsburgh newspapers to draw him into the fray. However, after Teed and Morrow began having some success in drawing active Russellites to their meetings,"Pastor" Russell evidently decided that he needed to "infiltrate" his up-until-then insignificant competition, so as to gain accurate inside "intelligence".Russell's chosen SPY easily infiltrated the welcoming group of former Russellites. However, Russell and his INFILTRATOR made an easy mistake -- a mistake which likely has been long remembered at WatchTower HQ. Russell and his INFILTRATOR over did it. Within only a matter of weeks, Russell's INFILTRATOR seemingly had done such a good job of infiltrating the group, including endearing themself to the local cultists, and gaining their trust, that when the Koreshan Unity cult decided to legally incorporate its' Pittsburgh Branch in June 1895, Russell's INFILTRATOR was elected corporate "PRESIDENT".That organizational meeting had occurred on a Sunday. On Monday, one of the ELDERS in Russell's Allegheny congregation, whom also was a prominent Pittsburgh businessman, learned that local newspapers were reporting that his WIFE was now "President" of the Pittsburgh branch of Koreshan Unity, which was targeting for its own membership followers of the Watch Tower Society. Probably at Russell's insistence, Husband hurried to the newspapers and attempted "damage control". Husband told the Pittsburgh newspapers that his WIFE had attended only four Koreshan Unity meetings; that she had done so merely as an "investigator"; and that she had not even been present at the organizational meeting where she had been elected "President"without her knowledge or consent. Husband further related that his WIFE denied any connection whatsoever to the Koreshan Unity, and that she totally repudiated Cyrus Teed and his teachings.Russell's fumbled attempt to secretly infiltrate the local branch of the Koreshan Unity only lent credibility to the cult amongst his own followers. By September 1895, as many as six dozen former and current Russellites were attending local meetings of the Koreshan Unity. That included at least two prominent Bethelites -- James and Elizabeth Weimar -- whom Russell promptly disfellowshipped. (Notably, the Weimars had played a leading role in helping Russell to crush the 1894 WatchTower HQ Rebellion.)Given that that was the 1890s, it is especially interesting that Russell decided on a FEMALE as the person best suited for the job of infiltrating, deceiving, and spying on the very people whom best knew the internal workings of Russell and his cult. (See Page 2 of this section for instances where Charles Taze Russell used MALE spies and infiltrators on outside targets.)
It is some of these same constantly-online, god-denying moral degenerates whom send first-time JW questioners scampering back to "mother" whom have the temerity to continuously condemn Convention and Kingdom Hall protesting for supposedly feeding the paranoia of active Jehovah's Witnesses. Ever wonder why certain constantly-online "apostates" continuously discourage those anti-WatchTower "warriors" who havebthe courage to protest at conventions and Kingdom Halls when many of us still recall the first protest message that we ever saw: 1-800-WHY-1914?
XJWs who publicly condemn protesters are either FOOLS or cult spies and their halfwit sycophants. Even those protesters whom do things which we don't approve (commit felonies - minor misdemeanors okay), at a minimum, burst the psychological bubble of invincibility which surrounds JW attendees -- especially the elders and ministerial servants, and their "royal" families. Claiming that such protesters even have an overall "positive" effect on JW attendees is simply ignorant, stupid, or probably something worse.
Ever wonder why some online "apostates" continuously waste people's internet time with half-witted nonsense about "beards" or the lack of "windows" in KHs, or other obvious low-IQ nonsense? Ever wonder why there are literally dozens if not hundreds of poorly edited opposition websites clogging up GOOGLE that accomplish nothing but wasting researchers' time by doing nothing more than duplicating the EXACT SAME CONTENT of other opposition websites? All of this is a drip-drip-drip against the XJW movement by cult infiltrators and their halfwit sycophants.
Blood Transfusions: A History and Evaluation of the Religious, Biblical, and Medical Objections (Jehovah's Witnesses perspective)