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Chris Stuckmann talks about leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses



Trigger Warning for discussions of leaving a cult. Youtube film critic Chris Stuckmann talks about being raised as a Jehovah's Witness and how the elders tried to stop him from making movies and youtube videos. Some of the things he talks about the process of disfellowshipped, which is when you leave the JWs and can no longer have any contact with people still in the faith (including family members), how they chipped away at his identity so much that he became depressed and suicidal. He talks about how he got "marked" for making Youtube content, which is like being disfellowshipped in that members of the JWs are no longer permitted to speak to you but you are still technically part of the JWs. He also talks about the rampant homophobia of the cult, and how it took him a lot longer to realize he wasn't straight because of it.

It's a long one hour video and it's very sad but it's really worth watching.


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Tags: internet celebrities, religion, web series / youtube
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