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She was baptized in 1974. In her first years as a Jehovah's Witness she used her popularity to draw media attention to the persecution of his spiritual brothers in Malawi under the dictator Hastings Banda. After the baptism she continued to work in the show until 1983, when he retired to devote himself completely to religious activities. Teresa Graves died in a fire in 2002.

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The experience of Teresa Graves is narrated anonymously in Awake! of 8/10/77, p. 16-21.

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TERESA GRAVES DIED IN A HOUSE FIRE

On October 10, 2002, the home that Teresa lived in with her mother, caught on fire while Teresa was trapped inside. The fire was caused by a space heater and sadly there was nothing the neighbors, nor fire department could do to get to her before she succumbed to the fire. As far as we know, she didn’t have children and she died just how she’d lived her life in her later years- without much fanfare and shrouded in her religious faith. Ms. Graves was just 54 years young. 

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Speaking of the phenomena of JW Celebrity Media Stars:

From all reports, Teresa Graves seems to have been the exception to the general rule about JW celebrities. She lived modestly with her Mother, and if memory serves, was a Pioneer minister, when not making TV shows.

Neither Michael Jackson, or Prince were ever reproved or disfellowshipped for their deep immersion worldly lifestyles, so it it's no surprise that not a WTB&TS "peep" will be heard about Serena Williams illegitimate baby, etc. ( mentioned in above List  posting).

I know that Prince contributed $30,000 a month to the local Kingdom Hall, and I suspect MJ did something similar..

It seems probable to me that how Prince, MJ and Williams have escaped Congregational public censure and sanctions is simply a matter of their fame and money giving them complete immunity.

Can you imagine the global headlines if either of the three were disfellowshipped, or publicly reproved?

YIKES!

DOUBLE YIKES!

TRIPLE YIKES!

What gives credence to this theory is that in the State of Delaware, the Society's Lawyers have openly perverted Justice in trying to delay the trial of a woman suing the Society for child sexual abuse, by changing the venue from a county that has an open docket, to a county that has a very crowded docket, about which the Judge was NOT amused, and called them on it.

Deliberate evil, to try and win ... by attempting to bankrupt the Plaintiff's legal team.

Like all religions ... once there is a large stream of free money, and you start accumulating more and more real estate .... justice and mercy, and basic fairness become completely lost.

Of course ... there has to be some mechanism where the people that know about what is really going on are kept from talking about it to others who do not know, or the whole skein would unravel.

That's why we punish, and often irreparably destroy, whole families and extended families ...... for the sins of one, singular person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It seems God will have a bit of work to do if He wants to celan this lot up then :) 

Maybe He will just advise Jesus Christ to destroy the whole JW Org and Watchtower Inc. 

Then maybe God will start a new org using the name Yahweh. 

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