An alleged bigot convicted of disorderly conduct and accused of using racial slurs was sentenced to attend church instead of jail in Ohio reported The Enquirer of Cincinnati.

The man sentenced Brett Haines told the presiding judge Tuesday that he had attended services at a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall.Alleged bigot Brett Haines stands up for his final judgement

The judge seemed pleased and apparently hopes that a religious experience will somehow broaden the man’s narrow mindedness, but how is this possible given the church he chose? 

Jehovah’s Witnesses are one of the most intolerant, narrow-minded and ethnocentric religious organizations in the world today, not some ecumenical group of do-gooders.

Witnesses don’t celebrate Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter because they are labeled “pagan.”

They also eschew any involvement in other officially organized groups such as Boy Scouts and even exclude their children from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at school, because this would somehow demonstrate divided loyalties. Is this the example of inclusiveness and tolerance the judge had in mind?

According to Witnesses only their organization known as the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and its so-called “Governing Body” is used by Jehovah to communicate with the world today.

Therefore in contrast, any other church or organization is essentially suspected of serving “Satan” and/or under some sort of “Satanic” influence. Maybe the judge should reconsider his sentence given his hope of reforming and rehabilitating Mr. Haines?

Why not be more specific and assign him to work at some urban program that serves the poor?

Perhaps a community project run by the NAACP?

Haines is unlikely to learn the ideal of tolerance from the Witnesses, who after all go door-to-door preaching that “Jehovah” will ultimately murder all those that don’t agree with their beliefs when the final judgement day comes.


2 comments untill now

  1. In their own literature, the Watchtower’s founder, Charles T Russell wrote: “While it is true that the white race exhibits some qualities of superiority over any other, we are to remember that there are wide differences in the same Caucasian family…The secret of the greater intelligence and apptitude of the Caucasian undboutedy in great measure is to be attributed to the commingling of blood amongst its various branches; and this was evidently forced in large measure by circumstances under divine control.” (Zion’s Watch Tower, July 15, 1902, pp. 215-216).

    Then in the Golden Age, July 24, 1929, p. 702, “It is generally believed that the curse which Noah pronounced upon Canaan was the origin of the black race. Certain it is that when Noah said, ‘Cursed be Canaan, a severant of servants shall he be unto his brethren,’ he pictured the future of the Colored race. They have been and are a race of servants, but now in the drawn of the twentieth century we are all coming to see this matter of service in its true light and to find that the only real joy in life is in serving others; not bossing them. There is no servant in the world as good as a good Colored servant, and the joy that he gets from rendering faithful service is one of the purest joys there is in the world.”

    The Watchtower’s history speaks for itself.

    Brenda Lee
    Author, “Out of the Cocoon: A Young Woman’s Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult

  2. The Watchtower itself promotes racial disparity,know this that 80% of the Jonestown mass murder victims were non white,a disproportionate number of Jehovah’s Witnesses are also minorities and that’s a fact that’s scary.-Danny Haszard