Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | September 3, 2018

Sins Of The Fathers: A fourth generation Jehovah’s Witness talks to host Emma Breacain about escaping abuse and supporting survivors. Triggers abound!


“Lost in the Tower of Men,” Artwork by Star

Star says, “when a Jehovah’s Witness comes to your door, there is a better than 50% chance they’re hurting children.” It’s a shocking thing to say. Equally shocking are the acts she says were perpetrated against her as a child, by members of her religion and family as she was molested for years, kidnapped, drugged and sexually trafficked age 7.

Child abuse is a problem of people, not of any one institution. But Star, who prayed every single day, found no support in the Jehovah’s Witness organization that was the only world she new. She was told these sins were hers.

Today, we know that is not true. Today, Star is a happy, healthy, busy adult with a support network and a mission. She is adding her voice to the chorus of recent awareness of abuses within the organization that shaped her formative years, in the hopes of helping others who are being victimized as she once was.

Shining daylight onto a heinous problem that has been hidden far too long, Star urges other survivors to come forward and share their stories. Specifically, Star wants survivors of JW religious abuse to rise up on Halloween this year, don a costume that makes you feel powerful, and file a report with the police. “Even if the statute of limitations has passed, even if they cannot investigate or prosecute,” Star says, “let’s get it on the record.”
Email for information on national day of protest.

To listen to and/or download this segment, click the following link: TTEOW Emma B and Star – survivor

Here are Star’s favorite links for people wondering what the current uproar from former Jehovah’s Witnesses is about:

Here are some stats on child trafficking:

Here is an organization working to strengthen laws against child abuse:

Here is a website that connects former Jehovah’s Witnesses with services and support

Their safety and support line can be reached at 1-800-407-1682.

And here is the number for the suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

If you’re in trouble, someone wants to help you.




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