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Jehovahs Witnesses

An Inside View of Jehovah's Witnesses: A Interview With Director Gregorio Smith

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Danielle Tumminio

I recently had the opportunity to view a new documentary about the experiences of contemporary Jehovah's Witnesses and was so intrigued by what I saw that I wanted to know more and thought my readers would as well.

Coco Rocha Speaks Candidly About Modeling As A Jehovah's Witness

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

Supermodel and Jehovah's Witness are both adjectives that could be used to describe Coco Rocha, but the two things don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. ...

A Journey From Unlovable to Beloved: An ex-Jehovah's Witness Reclaims Her Spiritual Heritage

V.K. Harber | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
V.K. Harber

Yes, it's true. No, I'm not going through an early mid-life crisis. Yes, I've really thought about it. No, my values have not changed. Yes, I'm sure. This is how my end of the conversation goes when I tell my friends that I'm in the process of becoming Catholic.

Letter to the Intolerant Posse

Scott Terry | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Does your God still condone slavery? No? Your God has changed over the centuries, hasn't He? Why haven't you?

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

A Sin at the Intersection of Faith, Religion and Mental Health

Josh Rivedal | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

It's easier to help a person stay alive and open the dialogue on reasons to live slowly, with a delicate pair of pliers, rather than the sledgehammer of "suicide is a sin."

Nathan's Pain: Sometimes It Gets Better, But Not Without Loss

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

By the time he reached his 20s, Nathan knew he had a choice to make. He could either live a closeted life within the church, or come out. There was no doubt in his mind that he would be rejected for the latter.

Teacher Suspended For Making Student Say The Pledge Of Allegiance

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Florida has returned to the classroom after a suspension for requiring one of her students, a Jehovah's Witne...

When You Can't Love Someone's God, Then What?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

As a Universalist deist, I believe that regardless of the claims by various religious apologists, it is humans who are looking up at the sky, imagining what the Divine First Cause might be. We can no more understand its scope than plankton can understand the ocean.

Jehovah's Witnesses Make Appalling Discovery

Posted 07.13.2013 | Miami

Jehovah's Witnesses going door-to-door in Miami Beach on Sunday made a horrifying discovery in the common area of an apartment building. A 12-year...

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

10 Observations About Jehovah's Witnesses And The Book Of Revelation

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Despite wide circulation of their scripture, few nonmembers ever see the Watch Tower Bible and its commentary because of the organization's reclusive nature.

Coco Rocha Is A Devout Jehovah's Witness -- Who Knew?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.16.2013 | Style

We had no idea this is how Coco Rocha spent her weekends.

The Top 5 Reasons You Aren't Going To Heaven But Shouldn't Lose Hope

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Science
Clay Farris Naff

Apart from a scientific inclination to adopt the simplest explanation that fits the facts, it seems to me that the whole idea of heaven is an incoherent hodgepodge of false comfort and delusion.

WATCH: Anti-Masturbation PSA Gets R. Kelly Remix

Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

Sorry, this video has been removed from YouTube. Jehovah's Witnesses really don't want you to masturbate. They don't even want deaf people to mastu...

When A Homophobic Ex-Jehovah's Witness Fell For A Gay Cowboy

Scott Terry | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

Knowing what I know today, and being free of even a smidge of self-hatred for being gay, would I go back to my rodeo years, if I could, and explore what Buck was offering to me back then? Would I wrestle naked with him? Hell yeah.

Jury Awards Woman $28 Million In Religious Child Abuse Verdict

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A Northern California jury has awarded $28 million in damages to a woman who said the Jehovah's Witnesses allowed an adult member o...

The Ignorance of Compulsory Voting

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Yarbrough

At a time when we should be talking about community outreach and education, turning the act of voting into an action of rote only serves to cheapen the institution and does nothing to solve its problems.

Compulsory Patriotism: Requiring the Pledge of Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
David Moshman

Should the pledge be required? Should patriotism be compulsory? Can it be? The Supreme Court, it turns out, has already addressed these questions.

Jehovah's Witnesses and (Academic) Dialogue with Non-Members at the Society of Biblical Literature?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

I recently proposed an SBL session examining the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society's use of Scripture.

Jehovah's Witness Magazine Brands Defectors 'Mentally Diseased'

Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

English police are investigating whether a Jehovah's Witness magazine violated the country's religious hatred laws. The July edition of the monthl...

GOOD And Column Five Media Map Distribution Of Income By Religious Belief

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution. ...

The Chilean Earthquake and God's Wrath

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As the world reacts to the monstrous earthquake off the coast of Chile, one voice remains curiously quiet. Without Pat Robertson to guide us, we are unable to decipher why god has caused this particular calamity.

Michael Jackson's and My Dream to Create a National Family Dinner Night

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Michael's tragic life, in which he medicated away his loneliness until it finally consumed him, serves as a morality tale to the rest of us. Our children do not need fame and fortune but love and attention.