On May 30th, AAWA proudly launched its second major campaign aimed at raising awareness of damaging Watchtower policies. This time the psychologically abusive content in Watchtower literature, together with Watchtower’s continued mishandling of child sex abuse, is firmly under AAWA’s spotlight.
AAWA now has around 260 volunteers, and many of these have spent the past few weeks writing scripts, doing research, and gathering material that can help convey AAWA’s message both forcefully and accurately.
This latest campaign focuses on two videos. The first, shown below, focuses on the psychological abuse inflicted on Witness children. Many outside the Witness faith are completely unaware of the extent to which threatening words and images are frequently featured in Watchtower literature. Such material can have a lasting and harmful psychological impact on children – leading them to view the world around them, as well as non-Witness relatives, as being doomed to destruction.
It is hoped that the above information will draw much-needed attention to the damage that Watchtower is wreaking on young and impressionable minds.
Following on from the above video is another video, due for release on June 6th, which will focus on Watchtower’s mishandling of child sexual abuse. Watchtower is increasingly coming under fire for its out-dated and neglectful child protection policies.
In particular, the organization was sued for millions last year in the Candace Conti verdict over its failure to protect a nine-year-old girl from a known sexual predator in her congregation. Though the case is currently going through a lengthy appeals process, AAWA is doing everything it can in the meantime to get the word out about Watchtower’s flawed policies – explaining why they put countless children at risk.
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