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Mujer asesina a su familia tras ser expulsada de los Testigos de Jehová, según amistades. Una mujer estadounidense de Detroit, Michigan, mató a su esposo, sus hijos y su perro antes de suicidarse el pasado fin de semana, en un caso que conmocionó a esa ciudad, informaron medios locales.

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Enfermedades mentales no tratadas y la tendencia de los familiares, amistades a buscar culpables cuando hay suicidios.

¿Quién o qué le da el derecho a alguien de quitarle la vida a otro ser? 

Ya me imagino la cantidad de suicidios y homicidios que habría si todos los expulsados siguieran estos pasos.

Sin entrar en materia  de expulsión, si alguien necesita ayuda o hacer las paces con sus demonios internos debe buscar ayuda con los especialistas en salud mental o centros de prevención. 

 

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20 de Febrero de 2018 21:15 pm.

Una madre decidió acabar con la vida de su esposo y su dos hijos en Michigan, Estados Unidos. Tras asesinar a sus seres queridos, mató a su perro y se suicidó.

 

La mujer, identificada como Lauren Stuart, era miembro activa de los Testigos de Jehová, pero hace cinco años abandonó la secta porque no le habrían permitido matricular a sus hijos a la universidad.

 

Lauren se dedicó entonces a ser modelo fotográfico, pero no era bien vista por el citado movimiento religioso, según dijo una fuente cercana al diario Daily Mail. 

 

"... ella estaba emocionalmente inestable y sentía que vivía en medio de la soledad", contó Joyce Taylor, una amiga de Lauren.

La modelo entonces decidió a balazos a su esposo Daniel, y a sus hijos Steve y Bethany, de 27 y 24 años respectivamente. Tras este baño de sangre, mató al perro de la familia.

 

Joyce Taylor intentó hacer una llamado a la conciencia a los Testigos de Jehováal interrumpir el servicio religioso del domingo pasado.

 

"Disculpe a todos, mi nombre es Joyce Taylor ... Hace dos días, cuatro personas murieron como resultado de su proceso de rechazo", indicó.

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Modelo asesina a su familia tras ser expulsada de los Testigos de Jehová, según amistades

Estados Unidos.- Una mujer estadounidense de Detroit, Michigan, mató a su esposo, sus hijos y su perro antes de suicidarse el pasado fin de semana, en un caso que conmocionó a esa ciudad, informaron medios locales. La oficina del médico forense del condado Oakland informó que Daniel Stuart, de 47 años, fue víctima de homicidio, al igual que Steven Stuart, de 27, y Bethany Stuart, de 24, mientras que Lauren Stuart, de 45 años, se suicidó con una pistola.

Lauren era miembro de los Testigos de Jehová, pero hace cinco años abandonó la congregación porque no le habrían permitido matricular a sus hijos a la universidad, según relataron sus amistades más cercanas. Stuart se dedicó entonces al modelaje, razón por la cual fue expulsada del movimiento religioso, indicó Joyce Taylor, una amiga Lauren.

Según describió Taylor al diario Detroit Press, cuando alguien es expulsado de dicha religión no puede hablar con nadie dentro de la Iglesia, ni siquiera sus padres, y esas restricciones habrían llevado a Stuart a deprimirse y eventualmente atentar contra su familia, según coincidieron varias de sus amistades, entre estas Taylor.

Joyce intentó hacer un llamado a la conciencia a los Testigos de Jehová al interrumpir el servicio religioso del domingo pasado en la iglesia donde asistía Stuart. “Disculpas a todos, mi nombre es Joyce Taylor … Hace dos días, cuatro personas murieron como resultado de su proceso de rechazo.

Hace cinco años, ustedes obtuvieron su apoyo de esta pequeña familia, el único apoyo que tenían era su gente. Ustedes los rechazaron”, dijo la dolida amiga a la congregación.

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      In the apartment where the two where found dead, the words "Death to witnesses" (“Muerte a los testigos”) had been scrawled onto one of the walls.
       
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      Barry W. Bussey: Last week, the Supreme Court was asked to do something courts never do: review the solely religious decision of a church
      On November 2, the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to do something Canadian courts never do: review the solely religious decision of a church community. Until now, the courts have recoiled from getting involved in religious disputes—and for good reason.
      The case involves Randy Wall, who was dismissed from a Jehovah’s Witness church for failing to repent of his religious offences: getting drunk on two occasions and verbally abusing his wife. Wall’s appeal to another church entity was unsuccessful. He then appealed to a court of law by means of “judicial review,” on the grounds that the church had denied him a proper hearing. 
      In Canadian law, in a process known as “judicial review,” a person can ask a court to “review” (i.e. hear) whether the decision of a “public actor” (such as a government licensing agency) was unfairly decided. Courts rarely review decisions of “private actors” (such as a church); they generally do so only if a private actor’s decision engages property or civil rights. In Wall’s case, the court had to determine whether the Jehovah’s Witness church’s decision involved property or contractual rights, which would then enable the court to review the church’s decision.
      "The church argued it was a private religious body, not a public body"
      The church argued it was a private religious body, not a public body, and that its decision did not affect Wall’s property or contractual rights. It also argued that its disciplinary procedure was a religious process involving prayer and scripture reading aimed at reconciling the relationship between Wall and the church. The lower courts both held that religious decisions can be reviewed by courts to determine whether a church gave a fair hearing, even if no property or contractual rights were engaged. However, both courts were also of the view that property rights were an issue in the case. The Supreme Court of Canada must now decide whether those courts were right. The Supreme Court reserved judgment after last week’s hearing; we can expect its decision early in the new year.
      Courts like to “fix things.” They naturally want to find resolutions to disputes; this is what they exist to do. However, courts have historically avoided getting involved in religious cases, recognizing that they lack the expertise and authority to settle religious disagreements. They handle legal cases, such as contractual disputes, but not religious cases that raise metaphysical truths, such as the definition of God.
      Wall argued his case did involve a “property right,” because his dismissal from his church meant the church members were no longer willing to do business with him. As a real estate agent, 50 per cent of his clientele were Jehovah’s Witnesses. His business folded from the loss of their support. He says there is a direct line of causation between his loss of church membership and business loss. It’s likely the case that one caused the other, but that doesn’t mean Wall’s claim is a legally enforceable property right. 
      "A church member is not required to patronize the business of a former church member"
      The reality is, Wall chose to limit his business to Jehovah’s Witnesses and took a personal risk in doing so. The church did not tell him to do so, and certainly there is no known legal principle that says a church is responsible for the economic losses that might flow from a loss of membership. A church member is not required to patronize the business of a former member. In the same way, we would not expect a former husband to maintain business with his ex-wife’s family.
      At last week’s hearing, Wall’s legal counsel tried to persuade the court that, if there are no grounds under Canadian law for the court to interfere in purely religious matters, the court should then consider adopting U.K. law, which does allow this type of review. “Good luck!” Justice Rosalie Abella quipped, prompting everyone to burst into laughter.
      That exchange suggested the court was not persuaded that it is time to change the law to allow courts to get tangled up in reviewing decisions of religious bodies. That would be a good thing, as courts don’t have the moral or legal authority or doctrinal expertise to decide such matters.
      This hearing occurred around the time of the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. If we have learned anything since then, it’s that the law does not need to apply to every nook and cranny of our lives – especially our religious affairs.
      Barry W. Bussey is Director Legal Affairs at the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. He blogs at lawandreligion.org
       

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      Se vuelve a repetir la invasión de los mentalmente enfermos apostatas profesionales, de un salón del reino en plena reunión. Acabada la oración, un invasor sube a la plataforma y los acomodadores se ven obligados a bajarlo. Pero de entre los asistentes surgen más apostatas, incluido el que está grabando las imágenes. Casi deben echarlos a la fuerza porque se resisten a salir y mientras critican a la organización. Se agrupan en la puerta mientras los hermanos impiden que vuelvan a entrar y llaman a la policía. La llegada de la policía hace que algunos salgan corriendo, y el agente toma datos de los que molestan una reunión privada. Tomemos nota de la escena que seguro se repetirá en todos os países.
       
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      By Guest Nicole
      El tiroteo ocurrió en una iglesia bautista de Sutherland Springs, Texas
      El FBI acudió al sitio del tiroteo
      El atacante resultó muerto
      (CNN) - Al menos 20 personas fueron asesinadas en un tiroteo el domingo en una iglesia bautista de Sutherland Springs, Texas, dijo a CNN el sheriff del condado de Wilson. Muchas más resultaron heridas, según las autoridades.
      El atacante resultó muerto después de una breve persecución por el vecino condado de Guadalupe, de acuerdo con Robert Murphy, portavoz de la oficina del sheriff del condado de Guadalupe. No está claro si fue abatido por la policía o si él se quitó la vida, dijo Murphy.
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      The judicial committee of a congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses asked the Supreme Court of Canada today to rule that Canadian courts do not have the authority to review the expulsion of one of their members — arguing that judicial review by the courts should not extend to decisions by private and voluntary associations that have no effect on the public at large.
      The Highwood Congregation, located in northwest Calgary, brought its appeal to Ottawa after Randy Wall took the congregation to court for expelling him from the church. The congregation’s judicial committee “disfellowshipped” Wall in the spring of 2014 after his family reported to the group’s elders that he had been drunk on two occasions and was verbally and emotionally abusing them — and after determining he was not “not sufficiently repentant” for those actions.
      After three internal and unsuccessful appeals, Wall applied for judicial review of the congregation’s decision-making process, insisting it was flawed and that the congregation’s judicial committee had “breached the principles of natural justice and the duty to be fair.” Both the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal in Alberta declared that it is within the jurisdiction of the superior court to review Wall’s case.
      The congregation’s appeal of those two rulings, heard by the Supreme Court Thursday morning, has attracted a lot of attention from legal experts and religious communities across the country. Echoing the congregation’s plea today in the packed Ottawa courtroom were 12 religious, political and civil liberties groups — all of them unanimous in arguing the top court should not interfere in the membership decisions of religious bodies.
      The consequences of such interference, they said, would be detrimental to the self-determination of religious groups.
      “It (would) fundamentally alter our nation and not for the better,” counsel for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms said in court.
      “The wish or desire of one person to associate with an unwilling person (or an unwilling group) is not a legal right of any kind,” the group wrote in its written submission to the Supreme Court. “For a court, or the government, to support such a ‘right’ violates the right of self-determination of the unwilling parties.”
      This question of jurisdiction is one that has been explored and decided on by the courts — including the Supreme Court of Canada — in the past. Case law shows the top court has recognized the the autonomous ability of religious and private voluntary associations to govern their own affairs and dictate who can and cannot be a member of a congregation.
      The courts have determined, however, there is room to intervene in specific cases when a membership decision turns on property or civil rights — or is of “sufficient importance to deserve the intervention of the court.”
      Wall — who does not dispute the allegations against him that formed the basis of the congregation’s decision to kick him out — argues his case meets those requirements because his “disfellowship” caused him to lose business clients, suffer “significant economic harm” and experience fraught family relations.
      In return, the congregation argues that neither Wall’s property rights, nor his civil rights, were affected by their decision. Justice Russell Brown also remarked during the hearing that “one does not have a justiciable right to earn a living.”
      The congregation also argued that it did not ask or force its members to boycott Wall’s business — but people choose to do so in line with their religious convictions. Counsel for the congregation also said that “the door is not closed” to Wall and he can be reinstated in the congregation in the future.
      More generally, the congregation argued that it would be inappropriate for the courts to review the internal decision-making processes of religious groups because those processes are ecclesiastical.
      In a news release, the Association for Reformed Political Action — one of the 12 intervening groups — said the case before the Supreme Court has “profound implications for the separation of church and state” and it believes the court should maintain a hands-off approach to membership decision-making by religious groups.
      “Secular judges have no authority and no expertise to review a church membership decision,” the association’s director of law and policy, André Schutten, wrote in the statement. “Church discipline is a spiritual matter falling within spiritual jurisdiction, not a legal matter falling within the courts’ civil jurisdiction. The courts should not interfere.”
      The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association took a slightly more nuanced position, arguing in its factum that “there will inevitably be cases where judicial intervention in the decisions of religious groups is ‘warranted'” but courts “should intervene … only in the rare case where required by a prevailing public interest.”
      Thursday’s hearing was heard by all nine justices on the Supreme Court bench. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said the court will reserve its decision after today’s hearing.
      Overflow seating was set up in the front hall of the Supreme Court to accommodate all the people who came to see the hearing live.

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      SOUTHBRIDGE - People may see Randy Turk, 40, and his wife, Lisa, 43, dressed in their Sunday best any day of the week knocking on doors in their hometown of Southbridge or other communities. The couple, married nearly 20 years, isn’t selling anything during the 70 hours a month they walk the pavement and try to meet with residents. Mr. Turk says they are trying to “draw people closer to God.”
      Mr. Turk has been a Jehovah’s Witness for 27 years, one of more than 8 million followers of the religion worldwide.
      To support their volunteer ministry work, the couple work as sales representatives for Nature’s Best Oils. Mr. Turk also does consulting work for an auto parts manufacturing company in Michigan.
      How is your religion different from other Christian religions?
      “As Christians, we closely follow the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ. We believe that he is the key to salvation. We also believe in using God’s personal name, Jehovah. We appreciate that God’s kingdom is a real government that will bring about positive changes to the earth. We are focused on upholding the teachings of the Bible rather than religious traditions.”
      Why do you go door to door?
      “I love talking with my neighbors. Today, people are stressed. Some have even lost hope. Our desire is to share a positive message with people from the Bible. We strive to follow the example Jesus set in his ministry. His preaching work was motivated out of love. Our motive is the same.
      “Our preaching efforts are not just in Worcester County. Jehovah’s Witnesses speak to people about the Bible in over 240 lands throughout the world. Our Bible-based literature is translated in hundreds of different languages. All around the globe, Jehovah’s Witnesses work very hard to share the Bible’s hope for a grand future.”
      What response do you get from people?
      “Most people are very friendly. Some prefer that we are brief and get to the point. Since we appreciate their time, we try to share an encouraging thought in just a few minutes.
      “In Worcester County, there are many people who respond to our message in a different language. If I cannot communicate with them, I direct them to our website, jw.org. It is available in over 900 languages.
      “Many people are interested in what the Bible has to say. Most readers of our Bible-based literature are not even Jehovah’s Witnesses. Around the world, there are millions of people who study the Bible with us. Since people are busy, some may have only 15 minutes a week to study the Bible. We are more than happy to visit at a time and place convenient for them.”
      How would you like people to respond to you if they are not interested?
      “We realize that most people have their own beliefs and that not everyone is interested in our message. If they are not interested, they can kindly inform us. However, I always appreciate being given a few minutes to share something positive from the Bible.”
      How are Kingdom Halls different from other churches?
      “Kingdom Halls are a great place to worship God. It is a place where Bible study programs and lectures are held each week. All meetings begin and end with song and prayer. On Sundays, there is a 30-minute Bible discourse designed for the general public. After that, there is a question-and-answer discussion. Participation is always voluntary. No collections are ever taken. You can go to any Kingdom Hall and receive the same program of Bible instruction. I enjoy up-building association and the opportunity to praise God at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
      Can anyone attend a service?
      “Everyone is invited to attend. Every meeting is open to the public. Families are invited to attend and learn together. People are not obligated to join or become a member. I encourage everyone to experience the happiness and love found at the Kingdom Hall.”

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      Un agente de la policía de Madera que es un anciano de la iglesia es acusado de agredir sexualmente a una joven de 17 años a quien él enseñó, informó la policía de Fresno. La policía de Fresno recibió una notificación anónima el 20 de septiembre sobre Martin Ramos, de 43 años, y lanzó una investigación dijo el sargento. Daniel Macías. Los investigadores se enteraron de que Ramos era un anciano en la iglesia de los Testigos de Jehová en la cuadra 4000 de West McKinley Avenue. Allí, conoció a una adolescente y a su familia hace tres años. Ramos fue mentor de la niña, y los dos se comunicaron a través de mensajes de texto. En un momento, los dos intercambiaron fotos "inapropiadas" y su relación se volvió física, dijo Macías. Durante el curso de la investigación, la policía se enteró de que Ramos trabajaba como despachador en el Departamento de Policía de Madera. Ramos fue arrestado el 21 de septiembre y cooperó con la policía. Está acusado de delito grave de cópula oral, posesión y distribución de pornografía infantil y abuso menor de menores. Ramos se declaró no culpable de todos los cargos a principios de este mes y está en libertad bajo fianza. Él regresará a la corte en noviembre.
       
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      By Guest Nicole
      Willie Grimes encuentra ayuda en la religión, en los Testigos de Jehová, una iglesia a través de la cual se encuentra con miembros que lo visitan regularmente y llegan a creer en su historia. En varios puntos del camino, los funcionarios de prisiones le sugieren a Grimes que si quiere ser elegible para libertad condicional necesita inscribirse en un curso para delincuentes sexuales. Se niega porque requeriría que firmara un formulario expresando remordimiento por la violación que no cometió. Es su único acto de desafío. Después de todo, él no es un delincuente sexual.

       
      Willie Grimes en el Instituto Correccional en Tillery, N.C., in 2007.Credito R.J. Sangosti/The Denver Post, vía Getty Images
       
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      By Guest Nicole
      Saluden el nuevo rótulo de la Sucursal de Estados Unidos. Conocido también como el Betel de Wallkill o las Haciendas Watchtower. ¿Asistirán a la dedicación en persona o mediante streaming? 

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