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A&E on Thursday announced the air date for Leah Remini's two-hour special about Jehovah's Witnesses. The program, which will air Nov. 13 at 9 p.m., will precede the premiere of season three of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

The preview special will include Remini speaking in depth with former Jehovah's Witness members. "I thought Jehovah's Witnesses were just nice people knocking on doors," Remini says in a teaser. "We have received many letters, [saying], 'Please look into the Jehovah's Witnesses.'"

The Jehovah's Witness religion was founded in the late 19th century in Pittsburgh. According to a 2016 census posted on its official website, the religion boasts more than 8 million followers globally. The faith is different from most denominations of Christianity because followers don't believe that Jesus is part of the Holy Trinity; they believe he is solely the Son of God.

Along with adherents' refusal to celebrate birthdays and religious holidays like Easter and Christmas, the religion's reputation has been marred over the last several years by reports of alleged cover-ups of sexual abuse. According to a press release for Remini's special, the religion works to "subvert and exploit belief." However, the official Jehovah's Witness site insists the group is "far from being a dangerous cult."

Weeks after the Jehovah's Witnesses special airs, Scientology and the Aftermath will return Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. on A&E. Season three includes eight new episodes and four specials. Although Remini is delving into the practice of Jehovah's Witnesses, the ex-Scientologist is still "curious" about her former religion.

"Yeah, I’m fucking curious," she says in a second teaser, before bringing up Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly Miscavige, who has been missing from the public eye for nearly 10 years. "I'm curious where the leader of Scientology's wife is."

The actress adds: "I’m curious why someone would have to disconnect from their own daughter because your church thinks they’re enemies. I’m curious why you have your members sign nondisclosure agreements and then claim you have nothing to hide. I’m curious why Scientology continues to have tax-exempt status."

Scientology has vehemently denied claims made by Remini on her show, calling the project "nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted and dramatized work of fiction." The Scientology TV Network was launched this spring. 

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She is perceived as a major threat by the Governing Body

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For men who claim to be directed by the one true God to lead his one true religion, you would think they would be fearless in professing their organization's practices and policies to the world.

Talk to the website. ?

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No one is forcing anyone to stay in the religion, just like no one is forcing anyone to pay ransom in a kidnapping situation.

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Did you forgot when the Pharoah asked Moses why he should let the Jews leave?

Moses just replied with "JW.org"

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They are coming around to the idea that they should watch it just so that if anyone brings it up in field service they can prepare a response...

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"What great crime have we committed that is to that extent that we aren't even worthy of looking in the eyes?" From Leah Remini's special

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Leah Remini says she wants to do more shows on Jehovah's Witnesses

“We got Tweets, messages on Instagram, Facebook, emails asking us to look into Jehovah’s Witnesses and it was becoming too hard to ignore,” said Remini.

“Right now we’re doing it as a special as part of our Aftermath show, but I’m going to hopefully talk to A&E about doing more.”

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“The reason we are here tonight, is because we have been reached out to many times.” - Leah Remini

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Interesting that Leah Reminis Twitter acct is fraught with accusations that she only interviewed fmr DUBS and not active ones. But she begged the GB for interviews... and they declined.

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I knew there was a reason none of us was allowed to watch "Saved by the Bell"!

Leah Remini played Stacey Carosi

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5 hours ago, Jack Ryan said:

Interesting that Leah Reminis Twitter acct is fraught with accusations that she only interviewed fmr DUBS and not active ones. But she begged the GB for interviews... and they declined.

I think Leah must have said she wanted an interview re JW beliefs. And the answers are of course on the jw.org website. If she asked to interview about something NOT on the website, then I suppose, she had her day!  Maybe at the very least, a 'responsible' brother will be willing to be interviewed.

 

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