Dianetavegia... While I fully support your decision to not allow any JW literature into your home, I keep a collection of it in order to "know the enemy" and as part of a kit I keep for when they come to the door. I have a copy of their NWT phony bible, and a written history of its translation and of its principal makers, Fred Franz & George Gangas(Many JFWs don't even know where the NWT came from!) as well as a written history of the cult itself, showing its entirely-MAN-MADE roots. When they come to my home, I say, "Let's play 'let's make a deal'. I'll listen to YOU for as long as ya wanna talk "IF" ya promise to listen to ME for no more than 15 minutes unless you want me to continue." I have my "sales pitch" highly-honed so I can quickly say what I wanna, w/o going so fast that I gloss over something important. Here's a little of what I tell'em, always being careful not to mention "cult" at any time, as that turns off their "receptors" as quickly as if I'd simply shut up. Here's some of what I tell'em: "The roots of JW are traced to the 1840s when a NY farmer named William Miller did some math from the Book of Daniel and from some alleged dates of when certain historical events occurred. From his calculations, he predicted Jesus would return Oct.22, 1844. A large meteor shower that summer seemed to give credence to that prediction. NEVER MIND THAT JESUS SAID NNE BUT HIS FATHER KNOWS THE DATE OF HIS RETURN! Anyway, Oct.22 came & went w/o Jesus coming back, and Miller admitted his error & went back to watching the north end of a southbound horse. It's important to remember that Miller never tried to start a new church; he merely added his predictions to the doctrines of existing ones. However, one Ellen Gould White, & her husband James, along with some other former Millerites,including Joseph Bates, preached that Miller had only gotten the EVENT wrong, and not the date. She said that on that date, Jesus entered into the heavenly sanctuary to complete His atonement and to begin His investigative judgment of all who'd ever lived. They added many new converts and in 1860 they adopted the name "Seventh Day Adventists". The Jehovah's Witnesses was begun by Charles Taze Russell in 1872. He was born on February 16, 1852, the son of Joseph L. and Anna Eliza Russell. He was a SDA early on, but in 1869 he began to have great difficulty with several SDA doctrines. When Russell was 18, he organized a Bible class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A few years later, he bought into & co-published The Herald of the Morning magazine with its founder, N. H. Barbour and by 1884 Russell controlled the publication and renamed it The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom, and founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society (now known as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society). Russell died in 1916, & was replaced as president by Joseph Rutherford, who in 1931 changed the org's name to "the Jehovah's Witnesses". the presidents since then were Nathan Knorr, chosen upon Rutherford's 1942 death, the above-mentioned Fred Franz in 1977, Milton Henschel 1n 1992, and Don Adams was named in 2000 to replace the then-still-living Henschel as President during the "Great Shake-Up" of 2000.(Henschel died in 2003.) Please take time to study and see if any org even remotely resembling the JW existed before 1872. I also recommend you read Crisis of conscience by Raymond Franz, Fred's nephew and a former leader within the JW governing body." While well-versed in defenses for their cult, many JFWs are quite surprised to hear the origins of their cult. Diane, sometimes God places us in certain situations where we must rely upon HIM AND OURSELVES ALONE. If you hadn't been able to reach your hubby, your decision woulda been YOURS ALONE to have made, under God's guidance. I've made mine in accordance with the knowledge of pseudo-Christian cults the Holy Spirit has seen fit to reveal to me, believing He wants me to USE it to debunk the cults. BUT I SUPPORT YOURS 100%, and I KNOW you will continue to pray for those people involved, knowing that "the prayers of a righteous person avails much".