Daily Archives: June 24, 2019

‘I Couldn’t Continue On’: A Former Jehovah’s Witness On Leaving The Faith…


Date: June 24, 2019

01) ‘I Couldn’t Continue On’: A Former Jehovah’s Witness On Leaving The Faith

02) Direct Download [MP3]


“Growing up as a third-generation Jehovah’s Witness, there were certain things Amber Scorah did not question.

When, as a teenager, the community shunned her and prevented her from participating in her father’s funeral, she accepted it as appropriate punishment for having sex with her boyfriend. Rather than pulling away at that time, Scorah doubled down.

“When my father died, it just gave me more impetus to want to go back to the faith,” Scorah says, “because I knew that the only way I would see him again was if I were a Jehovah’s Witness who survived Armageddon, because after Armageddon, the faithful would be resurrected to Earth, in our beliefs.”

Scorah went on to marry an elder in the church, and she and her husband traveled to China as missionaries. But gradually, doubt set in.

“The more I got to know and learn about Chinese culture … the more I realized their culture had thousands of years of rich wisdom and cultural tradition and history,” she says. “And here I was, across the table, coming here, this person from the West telling them to throw all that away in favor of this a-hundred-or-so-year-old new American religion.”

Melissa Chen: Can’t ignore the elephant in the room that is Amos Yee…


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Date: June 24, 2019

01) Can’t ignore the elephant in the room that is Amos Yee [December 10, 2018]

“Can’t ignore the elephant in the room that is Amos Yee. Apologies for hastily-made video in the airport lounge.

My statement:”

This is a woman who fought to get Amos Yee out of Singapore, when he was being persecuted for voicing his views.

…Allegedly, Melissa is a professional free speech [and human rights?] activist…

…And yet…when the speech is concerning “pedophiles” and “pedophilia”…Melissa is not so much of a champion for speech…

In fact…it seems the people who want to push back against pedophile hysteria are “okay to throw to the wolves”…if we are taking Melissa at her word…and, well…she can tell you in her own words.

…Amos was pushing back against the pedophile hysteria, after all.

I am glad I kept Amos at a distance…I don’t have any bad experiences with him…I barely have any experiences with him, at all…but I’m too cautious, to go running into any type of relationship with someone that rambunctious…and I wanted to see if/how he would establish himself, first…I wanted for time to vett him.

It raised a great deal of concern, when the claim surfaced that Amos was outing NOMAP’s…

…Regardless of what you think of NOMAP’s…that sort of behavior is not something I take any positive view on…

It’s one of the unforgivable sins, in fact.

We as a community, exist by delicate balance…and we cannot be violating the very principles which keep us safe and functioning…Nobody can just move in, and decide they are going to impose this sort of thing on the wider community…and I will never side with anyone who does such a thing.

That is a different issue from the subject of this post, however.

We fight…because even the “free speech and human rights champions”, have largely turned their backs on us…

…They are derelict, where it comes to the free speech and human rights of MAP’s.

If they are supposedly the line of defense we are expected to rely upon…

…then we are absolutely screwed.

We are forced to be our own defense…often times, standing alone.

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