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Watch Tower Soicety Launches Religious Attack On Steven Unthank

Added: (Fri May 20 2011)

Pressbox (Press Release) - WATCH TOWER SOCIETY LAUNCHES RELIGIOUS ATTACK ON STEVEN UNTHANK

by JW News

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WATCH TOWER SOCIETY LAUNCHES RELIGIOUS ATTACK ON STEVEN UNTHANK

A vicious personal attack and campaign of religious persecution has been launched by the Watch Tower Society in Australia against Mr. Steven Unthank in retaliation for his lodging of Criminal Charges against the Watch Tower Society and the Committee of Management for the Religion of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates' Court, Australia, for alleged criminal offences committed against the Victorian Working with Children Act 2005, as it applies within "religious organisations".

A Watch Tower Society legal officer and senior Jehovah's Witness church Elder recently contacted a Gippsland-based construction company whom Mr. Unthank has worked for over many years, and ordered the owner, a Jehovah's Witness, that he "must not employ Steven on any jobs and if he's still working for you then this is wrong. You have to get rid of him for what he's done."

It is alleged that the Watch Tower Society legal officer then proceeded to religiously vilify and severely ridicule Mr. Unthank to the owner of the construction company.

In commenting on the launch of this attack and the alleged accompanied religious vilification and ridicule, Mr. Unthank said: "We have very strong laws in the State of Victoria that prohibit racial and religious vilification. These laws are to protect everybody, including myself and members of the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. It saddens me that there are people in society, in respectable community positions, that feel the need to religiously vilify and persecute another. I do not believe the church of Jehovah's Witnesses would support such an attack."

Mr. Unthank refused to comment on whether he has been sacked or had his work contract terminated but did reply, "there are a number of options open to me, including a civil lawsuit or the lodging of a formal complaint with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for investigation. However, a simple apology would suffice."

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