A former Jehovah's Witness tells his frightening story
Are the Jehovah's Witnesses a cult? One of my guests tonight says absolutely yes.
Richard E Kelly is a self-described "survivor" of Jehovah's Witnesses and author of "Growing Up in Mama's Club - A Childhood Perspective of Jehovah's Witnesses" and "The Ghosts from Mama's Club."
Kelly grew up in a Jehovah's Witness household. And he says ensuing family disharmony and the cultish legacy contributed to his sister's murder. He also says women are seen as creatures trapped somewhere between men and animals in God's hierarchy. No woman can have a position of authority, which means it's men only for preaching, teaching and praying.
These are just some of the details that Kelly and I discussed tonight.