Meg Myers: An Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Makes An Album For People Like Us

Meg Myers is a musician and an ex-Jehovah’s Witness. Before you do anything else, listen to the song above and you’ll see that this is very obvious in her lyrics. (There are some naughty words, but if you’re here, that shouldn’t really be a problem.) The clip probably tells you everything you need to know, really.

If you want more, the about page on her website says the following:








If that isn’t awesome enough, you can get her album for FREE. It includes the music in the YouTube clip above. Get it and cram it on your MP3 player! If you’ve been disfellowshipped, or treated like a bad associate, or judged by Witnesses who used to be your friends, this might be your album. Or at least your song. I haven’t listened to all the music yet, but I will.

The song is angry, but Meg Myers is encouraging. It’s always cool to see a former Jehovah’s Witness do something with his or her life. Way to go, Meg. Good luck with everything.

Anonymous (Hackers) Digging Into Watchtower Society Computers?

I’m sure many of you have heard of the hacker group, Anonymous, by now. I’ve begun seeing videos and news about attempts they have made to raise awareness about pedophilia going on in religious organizations, including the Watchtower Society. The hard thing about groups like Anonymous is that you never know when news is genuine or not. Is it really Anonymous, or is it someone else just masquerading as them? Also, it’s not clear how organized they are. Are there different factions within the group? No one really knows.

That’s why I haven’t posted anything about Anonymous until now. But it’s starting to look like these claims might be genuine. I will post more about this if solid news comes to light. For now, several fellow ex-Witnesses have asked me to post a link to this video claiming to be made by Anonymous. I have decided to grant their request.

 The video pretty much speaks for itself. Stay tuned and we’ll see if anything more comes from this.

News And Links For Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

I was asked to write some articles about Jehovah’s Witnesses as a guest at Michigan Skeptics! They kinda spelled my name wrong, so I’m not exactly famous just yet…

Issac J. Harris is an atheist and skeptic blogger. He is an ex Jehovah’s Witness and has graciously agreed to write us a series guest posts about them. You can read more of Issac’s work at his site, The Atheist Geek News. If you would like to become a guest blogger, let us what you would like to say at our Contact Us page.

France ordered to pay millions for illegal taxation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that the government of France must pay over 4.5 million euros ($5,600,000 US approx.) for full restitution to Jehovah’s Witnesses for violating their religious freedom through illegal taxation.

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘recover faster from surgery’

A new medical study has found Jehovah’s Witnesses recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than other patients.

But the Archives of Internal Medicine, which published the research, does not say the results are because of a higher power.

Researchers say because Jehovah’s Witnesses are forbidden from undergoing blood transfusions, they prepare for surgery with blood conservation techniques which could lead to a better recovery.

Never mind how many people have died due to the Society’s blood transfusion policy I guess…

The Lies of the Watchtower on Blood Transfusion

Family comes first for fast-growing Jehovah’s Witnesses

This one may induce vomiting in some of us. Perhaps the Washington Post isn’t aware of the Society’s habit of encouraging Witnesses to shun family members who disagree with its teachings? Tell them about it here. UPDATE: Two better options would be to write a letter to the editor AND contact their ombudsman. The ombudsman’s job is to handle complaints about unfair or inaccurate reporting. (Don’t forget to mention Candace Conti or their disfellowshipping/shunning practices if you write them.) If you’re really ambitious, I suppose you could write an opinion piece of your own and submit it.

The truth about mind control

All you have to do to get someone to believe something is make them behave as if they do.

Sparlock – Speedy deletion Wiki

For those of you don’t know, I recently tried to create an entry about Sparlock, The Warrior Wizard, at Wikipedia. But it looks like they plan to delete it. So I copied the entry to Meanwhile, someone else copied it over at The Speedy Deletion Wiki (I didn’t even know it existed!) and pumped it up with extra stuff! Check it out.

Interview With “Truth Be Told” Creator, Gregorio Smith

A picture of Watchtower Headquarters in black, white, and red.I have been advocating Gregorio Smith‘s Truth Be Told documentary about ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses since I first heard about it from a member of the production staff. So I was very excited when Gregorio emailed me with more information a few weeks ago. He even agreed to give me an interview.

If you’re looking forward to the documentary as much as I am and want to find out more about Truth Be Told, here’s a good place to start. If there are other questions you’d like me to ask Gregorio Smith, I will try to pass them along. (Just remember, he’s a really busy guy.)

Here’s a comment about the documentary from its creator that I thought was worth sharing. Especially in light of any criticism that may follow from the Society or Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Per the official synopsis, TRUTH BE TOLD is not an indictment of religion but rather a retrospective. The purpose of the movie is to provide a comprehensive forum for anyone that has a story to share – to start a new conversation intended to heal, not hurt. And while the ultimate product may not be even-handed, it will be honest.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Gregorio Smith

Director – Truth Be Told

I’m sure many of you were wondering if Gregorio had any personal experience as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, or if he was coming at this completely from the outside. I asked him some questions about his background, and he was very open in providing details.

The interview follows.

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