My parents have twice ‘disowned’ me for being disfellowshipped from the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses under the ecclesiastical authority of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (for profit corporation) and the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (non-stock, not-for-profit organization).
I spent a year in emotional silence — speaking only to people I’d meet or work with, but none of my family or friends — when I was 20 years old after divorcing my abusive husband whom “the organization” gave me no help to escape. They disfellowshipped me, after ignoring repeated attempts for help.
That was the Mooresville congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. That congregation was so bad that it wasn’t just me being abused and punished by the ‘elders’, but it was also my girls friends. S, T, A, and me. Four women married, abused, and rebuked for it.
Then I was reinstated a year later, and thus given family support again. But for what? Our love was broken. I no longer believed that my mother loved me “unconditionally” as she would say. It was clearly a conditional unconditional love. A fact she still cannot conceive of today.
I moved west and kept moving, matching the distance to my family’s heart with distance in miles on the map. I spent six years in Seattle where I was disfellowshipped again.
My mother has no idea who I am as a person. I was emancipated as a minor at 15 years old when I left her home. (It was simply a legal function to protect my ability to care for myself while traveling and done in accordance with my mother’s guidance.)
She has no idea what I do, how I care for myself, and who I am.
This is an email from my mother which one day will shame her.
For now, I have to get back to work, “Social Networking”…
From: Arlene Baxley
To: Angela and Darryl Glass,
Date: October 22, 2013 10:32:28 AM EDT
Subject: Mothers plea
Iredell County Pepper SprayingThey left me without sanitary protection and bled in my unsanitary clothing. I bounced and begged for clothing and waited for what would come. He said “ain’t no one want to see that body.” Pepper Spray’ed me. My vagina sang that no canary has seen.
Posted by Angela Glass on Monday, September 1, 2014
Without having your paperwork in order and them not understanding your problem, they would of just hit you up with what ever it took to settle your butt down and you would of had to of remained there, story revisited.
You proved, clearly, if you don’t get that thing out you are subject to a greater risk of causing further harm to yourself and others.
Whether you justify or shrug off your conduct, YOU are still responsible for putting yourself and others in that position.
There were too many witnesses, (remember you got pulled over in a small town) including your own husband, YOU were completely responsible for what took place. YOU are now a resident of NC, you need to get your act together and convey that to the judge. YOU chose to move to NC, you have to play by our rules.
Think, what kind of a role mother are you with that conduct. If you are truly concerned about those children you would not contribute to their anxiety.
You cant blame it on a design flaw if you don’t listen to your husband, the problem was not with the manufacture. You don’t chose in your right mind to go down the BRPW when you have driven that many miles. You husband would not of been in the back seat if you where a responsible driver and you would of had your ID next to you. Most anyone would out of respect for the officer would of put their window down and the music. If you were a responsible grown woman rather then acting like a teenager your husband would not have hearing loss.
It is public knowledge that YOU were out of control. You need to keep that in mind so you will act so as to never allow that to happen again. Clearly the choice is yours, no one can control Angela but Angela. Do you really want to be remembered as the girl that climbed the wall naked in the jail house.
Oh, am I being cruel? No, my mistake was covering over my Dads actions so he did not see the consequences of his actions. It only lengthened his recovery, enabling him.
I’m am sure this took you to a place far worse then your baseline. To try to balance the minerals without having the IUD removed would be like pouring in more pepper after you added too much salt.
Everyone loves you Angela and wants the best for you. We all see through you clearly and are afraid to be around you because of your unpredictable conduct. Not only have you been verbally abusive to your mother and father but now physically. He is only enabling you by supporting you. Just think of all the harm you guys could of caused anyone you made contact with and your family. Think of the hell you put our law enforcement team under.
It was against everyone else’s judgement to get you out of there. I had trust in the homeopathic and that YOU could pull out of this and do the right thing. I stood by my Dad when everyone gave up on him. I stood by him and I got my Dad back.
When I was ready to give up, Mom because she was pregnant with the twins, took him back. We went on as a functional family but think how those twins suffered. You do the right thing before more then your husbands hearing is lost.
This was your intervention. Everyone was on the same page, let her sit there, let her see the consequences of her actions. No one had any faith in your conduct that you could present yourself in a way that would go well with you before the judge and everyone advised be against removing you. Don’t let me down.
Forget about the book, I don’t want to read it nor do I know of anyone who really loves you. We are living it along with you. Your behavior was as if you wanted to repeat your story. Don’t put people into a position to have to do something they would rather not then judge them for it, lick writing this. Everyone for the most part works out Out of their best judgement.
Go had if you feel so compelled to write, write what you want that last chapter to be and go for it.
You can help everyone else by helping yourself. That is why after your Dad died I made a conscience effect to focus on ME because I realized that was what was best for you.
Focus not on why the video disappeared (I think one did on you tube also),while I am taking out my time to focus on you,as you requested.
To insist on me researching your birth control methods as a condition for that things removal… . That is your responsibility to work through that with your husband. That needs to be your focus. With that you will have no life and without it as I told you before, you will have everything.
Come on Angela, lets not be stubborn (iron), I sent you what you need to get your life together.
Pick up the ferrum phos today while you can still cleanse through your mensus. Make it a point, no social networking until you have a plan in order.