Vice has a new doc­u­men­tary out about the cult I was raised in. In it are details that prove the Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness­es orga­ni­za­tion has a severe child pro­tec­tion prob­lem. There are tens of thou­sands of cas­es that have nev­er been report­ed. The orga­ni­za­tion is also respon­si­ble for the death of peo­ple with their mis­ap­pli­ca­tion of scrip­ture when it comes to blood trans­fu­sions, and those who’ve com­mit­ted sui­cide for being gay, trans, or oth­er­wise shunned.

I real­ly hope Vice makes this doc­u­men­tary more eas­i­ly acces­si­ble so that peo­ple can edu­cate them­selves on what this orga­ni­za­tion does and the loss it caus­es. It con­trols peo­ple’s lives to a degree that’s hard to fath­om if you’ve nev­er been part of some­thing like it.

If you’re a Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness read­ing this, I implore you to watch the doc­u­men­tary. It’s ok to change your mind based on new information.