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The Spanking Room: A Child's Eye View of the Jehovah Witnesses
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Most people have probably had Jehovah's Witnesses appear at their door, trying to sell their religion, but how many understand what the culture of Jehovah's Witnesses' families and communities is really like? True believers surely regard their religious culture to be just fine, but they also don't make much effort to reveal all the details which might be regarded negatively by outsiders. That task is left to apostates who leave the Jehovah's Witnesses, and they don't paint a pretty picture.

Book of the Week: The Spanking Room: A Child's Eye View of the Jehovah Witnesses

October 16, 2009 at 10:40 am
(1) Nick says:

From childhood, my 3 siblings and I went along to the Kingdom Hall with our JW mother until we were teenagers.

I am pleased to say that there is no such thing as a “Spanking Room”.

There was a quiet room for parents to take their babies/children if they were crying/needed changing, feeding etc.

The author may well have had an abusive mother, but to say his mother was like that because she became a JW or to say this is a practice that the Watchtower condones is untruthful.

Atheists should be interested in facts not fiction. Kingdom Halls are open to the public. If anyone is genuinely concerned about this, please find out for yourselves not from a book ;)


May 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm
(2) Brenda Lee says:

I witnessed many Jehovah’s Witness children being beaten with paddles, belts, hands for being naturally restless during long, tedious religious meetings. My own nephews were victims of abuse and their father was an elder (leader) in the congregation. I would encourage all to learn more about the warped practices of the Jehovah’s Witnesses by reading my story at http://www.outofthecocoon.net.

Brenda Lee, author of “Out of the Cocoon”

August 31, 2013 at 2:04 am
(3) Bill says:

Nick – you say you never saw abuse? Well then you’re blind. I was taken to the spanking room so many times I lost count. My parents would pull my pants and underwear down and whip my butt with a belt, even if there were other people in there. When we got home I’d get my bare penis whipped with the belt. It was horrible and I hate the JWs. I left that cult as soon as I turned 18.

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