Jehovah’s Witnesses Meet at UMass


AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) — Jehovah’s Witnesses held the first of 7 regional bible-study conventions at UMass Amherst’s Mullins Center today.

For more than 20 years, they’ve been holding summer conventions at the school,  while local businesses usually reap the benefits.

“Previous years it’s had a pretty solid impact on our business, summertime it’s downtime, no students in town, so whenever a convention comes to town, it’s nice, but unfortunately now UMass has most of their dining taken care of for them, so now they are sparse when they come back in,” said Jay Carreiro, the manager at Antonio’s Pizza.

More than 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses took part in the 3-day conference from all over Western Mass and Eastern New York.

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  • http://www.dannyhaszard.com DannyHaszard

    Jehovah’s Witnesses say that Jesus ALREADY had his second coming in 1914.
    Jesus himself warned of those false prophets who would say,”see he is there in the wilderness,or see he is there in the synagogue’.
    Jesus further warned DO NOT GO AFTER THEM.

    Cults like Jehovah’s Witnesses will ‘love bomb’ the recruit until the ‘honeymoon phase’ has elapsed.

    Jeannie Mills, survivor of the Jonestown Massacre, said, “When you meet the friendliest people you have ever known, who introduce you to the most loving group of people you’ve ever encountered, and you find the leader to be the most inspired, caring, compassionate and understanding person you’ve ever met, and then you learn that the cause of the group is something you never dared hope could be accomplished, and all of this sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true!”
    Don’t be lured into an apocalyptic cult!

    —- Danny Haszard