A former Jehovah’s Witness recorded a conversation between his 17-year-old younger brother, who is now an atheist and no longer wants to attend JW meetings, and their parents.
Take it all with a grain of salt since it’s hard to verify these things, but the recording is pretty horrifying.
There’s plenty of verbal abuse — at 4:27, the mother says she should have aborted him; at 7:10, she says she should put him in a mental institution. The anonymous poster also added that there was physical abuse at home (“My father put him in a choke hold, my mother hit him.”)
If you can stomach it, have a listen:
I almost laughed at the beginning when I heard the mother say “You just want to get out and get your freedom, is what you want, buddy” (as if freedom is a bad thing) and “[The Elders] could do circles around your ‘evolution’ thing.” But it got very dark after that.
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