Testimony of Geoffrey Jackson (summary) before ARC

Summary of the testimony of Geoffrey Jackson, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, before Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse on 14th August 2015. The Royal Commission found 1006 cases of pedophiles withing Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, all of which were not reported to the authorities. The Two Witness Rule is […]

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JWs and the Autralian Royal Commission

I have not written much about this as plenty of people have. If you do not know what this is then I highly recommend you reading this: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/c2d1f1f5-a1f2-4241-82fb-978d072734bd/Report-of-Case-Study-No-29 What I will say is that I am in truly grateful for the testimonies of BCG and BCB, and all I ask is that Watchtower change their […]

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JWs fail to cooperate

In my case against my abuser the elders refused to cooperate with the police after my abuser had disclosed that he had made a confession to the elders. This is common practice for JWs to not cooperate. The following illustrates this. Each congregation is run as a seperate charity, it’s actually clever business. The trustees […]

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Report it and face the consequences

Before I stopped being a JW I had a number of conversations with ‘elders’ I had considered my friends about the reporting of child abuse. My ‘friends’ had said they would not hesitate to contact the police, however I pointed out this was in voilation of what they were instructed to do by Watch Tower. […]

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Faith to Faithless event

I was recently invited to be on a panel of ex Jehovah’s Witnesses to give an insight about life within their world. It is a surprise to many that the appearance of nice but slightly eccentric people is far from the truth of what life can be like for so many once you have given […]

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Becoming Fools

This is a short but powerful video by someone that had studied with Jehovah’s Witnesses for a short while with genuine questions. Their final parting shot is staggering. Another great video by this channel explains how cognitive dissonance works  

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Male survivors

Today I am posting this as it is over a year since I posted on this subject with some useful information. I had thought there would be a stigma and shame attached to being a male survivor, however that is not the case anymore. My abuser always made out he was macho, and certainly phrases […]

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Undue Influence

“Undue Influence is the application of social, emotional or physical pressure to convince a person to align with some cause or belief system against their better interests. It involves an individual or group taking a position of power or authority to gradually prevent the targeted person from being able to exercise their independent will.  Also referred to as destructive […]

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Number 10

I was recently invited to take part in a demonstration in Parliament Square in London. It was to highlight the flaws within the organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it comes to child protection. This is a subject close to my heart, the thought of anyone suffering child abuse is very upsetting but having a system […]

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