Jehovah’s Witnesses come to Tucsonby Ryn Gargulinski on May. 29, 2009, under Local, Special
If you start to get a lot of knocks on your door, just be aware a Jehovah’s Witnesses conference is in town.
Jehovah’s Witnesses hold conventions here, Arizona Daily Star
The first of seven weekend conferences for Jehovah’s Witnesses begins today (Friday) at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
About 45,000 people are expected to attend the three-day “Keep on the Watch” conferences, Tucson spokesman Robert Soler said.
The gatherings will be held at the Convention Center each weekend in June, with Spanish-only programs offered the weekends of June 12, June 19 and June 26. The final two weekend conferences are scheduled for the end of July.
Program sessions, which are free and open to the public, are the same each weekend. Sessions will begin at 9:20 a.m. each day. No collections will be taken. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/metro/294880
I’m all for freedom of religion. That’s kind of what this country was founded on, no?
Holding free conferences where people can learn more is a great idea.
Knocking on people’s doors, shoving pamphlets in people’s bags or telling folks they will rot in Satan’s clutch unless they follow your religion is not.
I’m not saying anyone from these conferences would do such things – they’ll probably be too busy with their sessions – but it has happened in the past.
How do you react if someone tries to “convert” you to their religion?