'FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS'.
A Burglar admitted 98 offences in which he stole goods worth £187,000 after telling police he wanted to become a Jehovah's Witness and had to clear his conscience, it was said at the Old Bailey yesterday.
But Judge Argyle, QC, said it was the second time Donald Buxton, 33, had used this ploy as mitigation for burglaries.
Delaying sentence for three weeks he said he would welcome "some communication" from Jehovah's Witnesses
DEACON FONDLED GIRL 14, IN A CAR.
A CHURCH deacon fondling a 14-year-old girl in his parked car looked up, saw a police car, and yelled: "Bloody hell--it's the fuzz."
And in a desperate bid to escape, he drove off at 80 miles an hour, with the terrified girl still stuck on the reclining passenger seat.
The unmarked police car sped after him through the darkness. And the chase only came to an end when the deacon's car was stopped by a fallen boulder in Swansea Docks.
TEARSThe girl was in tears, and when police accused Vincent Evans, a 31-year-old Jehovah's Witness deacon, of assaulting her, he replied: "I would not do such a thing".
But later Evans, of Dylan Drive, Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, admitted indecently assaulting the girl because she had excited him… etc.
(Daily Express. 28/4/81).
"…and you people walk in their counsels; to the end that I may make you an object of astonishment and her inhabitants something to be whistled at; and the reproach of peoples you men will bear."
"Do not rejoice over me, O you woman enemy of mine. Although I have fallen, I shall certainly rise up; although I dwell in the darkness, Jehovah will be a light to me. The raging of Jehovah I shall bear (Micah 7:8
for I have sinned against Him
He conducts my legal case and actually executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I shall look upon
His righteousness. And my enemy will see, and shame will cover her, who was saying to me: "Where is
He, Jehovah your God?" My own eyes will look upon her. Now she will become a place of trampling, like the mire of streets."
"And now this commandment is to you, O priests. If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to
My Name," Jehovah of armies has said, "I shall also certainly send upon you the curse, and I will curse
your blessings. Yes, I have even cursed the blessing, because you are not laying it to heart."
"Look! I am rebuking on your account the [sown] seed, and I will scatter dung upon
your faces, the dung of your festivals; and
someone will actually carry you away to it. And you will have to know that I have sent to you this commandment, in order that my covenant with Le'vi may continue," Jehovah of armies has said."
BE WHISTLED AT.
WITNESSES BUSYCwmbran housewife Mrs. Janet Hoccom supervised over 200 nappy changes at a recent convention.
Mrs. Hoccom of The Birches, West Pontnewydd, was at the Jehovah's Witnesses circuit convention at the Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre, which was attended by two congregations from Cwmbran.
The half-yearly conference attracted many families, and a special mothers' room was operated for the benefit of the youngest visitors.
Mrs. Hoccom was helped by her daughter Jane (14). Her husband was one of the convention organisers.
Teams of volunteers looked after catering, cleaning, first aid, platform, public address and other departments over the two days. Mr. Jack Saunders of Old Cwmbran ran a volunteers desk for visitors who wished to help.
An audience of 1,180 heard district supervisor Mr. David G. Carter speak on "Deliverance in a Time of Anguish". Cwmbran witnesses will be sharing some of the things discussed on their regular house to house calls over the coming weeks.
"This witness is true. For this very cause keep on reproving them with severity, that they may be healthy
in the faith, paying no attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn themselves away from the truth. All things are clean to clean persons. But to persons defiled and faithless nothing is clean, but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. They publicly declare they know God, but they disown him by their works because they are detestable and disobedient and not approved for good work of any sort".
"You must not take up the Name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave the one unpunished who takes up His
Name in a worthless way." (Exodus 20:7).
YOUR ANGUISH,"And I will give attention to everyone that is climbing upon the platform in that day, those who are filling the house of their masters with violence and deception."
ABHORRENCE. Dan 12:2.
Professor Penton who says he was himself excommunicated in 1981 that Jackson subsequently renounced the Thriller video in an issue of Awake, a sect publication which has a circulation of nine million. In the article, Jackson says: "I realise now it was not a good idea…I'll never do a video like that again." The row is expected to explode next month with a week-long series of protests by young dissidents outside the Witnesses' headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. One of the protest Organisers. Mr David Riccobini, of Connecticut, said "It is the first time Witness kids have had someone to look up to. Otherwise they lead a very drab life." Jackson, who often disguises himself to do missionary work for the Church, was touring last night and unavailable But friends say he is "deeply troubled" by the row.
(Daily Express. 30/8/84).
OBJECT OF ASTONISHMENT TO BE WHISTLED AT. (Micah 6:16).
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
because you shut up the Kingdom of the heavens before men; for you yourselves do not go in, neither do you permit those on their way in to go in. Woe, to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
because you traverse sea and dry land to make one proselyte, and when he becomes one you make him a subject for Gehenna twice as much so as yourselves."