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attempting to-grab control of the nations of the nesses have come from those points. In this mob
earth. violence public officials, sheriffs, police officers,
The Roman Catholic Hierarchy, operated prosecuting attorneys and others have acted in
from Vatican City, Rome, have permeated every conjunction with the Catholic priests to launch !
part of every nation under the sun. Their objec- a vicious attack upon "Jehovah's witnesses. 1
tive is to establish again the old "Holy Roman Everybody who knows Jehovah's witnesses I
Empire". The Nazis, Fascists and Communists knows that they are against the totalitarian !
are all for a Corporate State and all determined state. No one organization has published as
to destroy republics. The "Hierarchy of Author- much against Nazism, Fascism and Communism
ity" of the Catholic system are working with as the WATCHTOWER BIBLE8t TRACT SOCIETY,
these totalitarians to rule the earth. The Hier- of which I am the president. The publication of
archy claim they are divinely authori~edto rule these facts has greatly angered the Iqierarchy,
the earth and that therefore thaEIierarchy will and the Hierarchy are determined to crushall of
act as the "spiritual overlord" of the nations of Jehovah's witnesses. Maliciously the Hierarchy
earth, ruled by dictators. If you would read vol- have charged Jehovah's witnesseswith being of
umes One and Two of my book Vindicationthere the "fifth column", well knowing that they are
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you would find an abundance of evidence to this lying, and they are doing it for the very pnr-
effect. Again, the book Enemies contains much pose of camouflaging their own wickedness in
more information. A book published by an ex- their attempt to deceive the people, while they
Catholic priest, E. Boyd Barrett, entitled "Rome further the "Catholic Action" in America. When
Stoops to Conquer", contains also an abundance the time comes, and that seems to he in the near
of information showing that the Hierarchy are future, it will be found that there are at least
really a political organization, bent on destroy- ten million ''fifth columnists" in America, and
ing everything that represents the interests of that ninety percent of these are under the abso-
the common people. lute control of the Roman Catholic I-Iierarchy.
The real "fifth column" in America is organ- In 1938 I delivered an address on "Face the
ized and carried on by "Catholic Action". The Facts" at Royal Albert Hall, London, and which
facts prove this to be true with what has re- was transmitted by radio to almost all the earth.
cently come to pass in Europe. All along the In numerous states in the United States Cath-.
Mexican border "Catholic Action" has planted olic priests, together with their radical element '
its Nazi representatives and allies. The same is under their control, attempted to prevent this
true along the border of Quebec, and the recent address from being delivered by radio or trans-
outbursts of violence against Jehovah's wit- mitted to halls. If you will read the booklet
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Catholics, Communists and Fascists are work- Rome Stoops to Conquer, to get an abundance
ing together. of evidence outside of what Jrhovah's witnesses
(5) Do you feel that there is any general plan have published, showing that Catholics and
in the acts against Jehovah's witnesses, since Nazis are working together.
most of these have started with an attempt to I spent much time in Germany from 1922 to
force members to salute the flag? 1934. I observed the gradual development of
Nazism under Catholic direction there. I have
ANSWER:It has always been the scheme of the observed the same method carried out in Amer-
Devil, as disclosed by history, to begin on the ica. "Catholic Action" together with Nazis has
outskirts and bring his forces against the destroyed all liberty in Europe. It is going to
stronghold of righteousness. The Roman Cath- do the same thing in America !
olic Hierarchy are the chief instrument on earth Let this be distinctly understood, that, when
01 the Devil. The compulsory flag saluting by I speak of "Catholic Action", I have no reference
school children was instigated under the direc- to the people who practice the Catholic religion
tion of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, the pur- conscientiously. There are millions of such hon-
pose being to destroy the liberties of the people. est and sincere people. It is only the ambitious,
It was begun in a subtle way apparently for devilish representatives in the Hierarchy or-
patriotic reasons, but the real reason is to break ganization that are determined to rule the earth
downliberty of conscience and liberty of thought contrary to the will of God and against the in-
and liberty to worship. For more than 150 years terests of men.
honest people of America have obeyed the laws You probably noticed a United Press dispatch
represented by the flag, and that without being from Berlin, published about the 6th of this
compelled to salute. The Catholic Hierarchy month, and which states: "BERLIN,June 6th.-
well know the position of real Christians con- Special meetings of the Roman Catholic bishops
cerning the bowing down to images and the throughout Germany have resulted in a decision
saluting of any flag, and, knowing this, the Hier- to hold thanltsgiving masses for the German vic-
archy have seized upon compulsory flag saluting tory in Belgium and Flanders, it was reported
as another means of accomplisl~ingtheir pur- today."
pose and discrediting, browbeating and coerc- This shows that occasionally a little truth
ing every person who stands for liberty of con- leaks out that "Catholic Action" is supporting
science, liberty of worship. It is only necessary Nazis and Fascists, regardless of how much in-
to refer to the book Inszde Europe, by John jury may result to the common Catholic people.
Gmther, and the book of E. Boyd Barrett, The population of Belgium is largely Catholic,
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the court, setting forth the reasons why compul- the result. Rased upon this authority, I stated
sory flag saluting, even in schools, is wrong. As in a public address in Paris more than three
to the position of Jehovah's witnesses I refer years ago that the Nazis and Fascists would
you to the Brief which I filed in that case, and overrun France. That has been accomplished.
the argument which I made before the Supreme I stated in a public address in Berne, Switzer-
Court; and the position that I toolr in behalf land, that the Nazis and Fascists would in time
of Jehovah's witnesses is exactly the position grab Switzerland. Watch for that to be accom-
taken by W I ~ Penn
. when he fled from Europe plished in the near future. At a public address
and founded the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- in London, whieh was transmitted throughout
vania. "Catholic Action" knows this, but the the British Empire, and was delivered in 1938,
. Hierarchy deliberately tie, exactly as the Lord I stated that the Nazis and Fascists were bent
foretold they would lie. I refer you to the proph- upon destroying the British Empire, and that
ecy of Isaiah, chapter 28, verses 14-18 inclusive, that would he accomplished. The Nazis have
which without a question of doubt refers to the planted their agents throughout the earth. The
Catholic Hierarchy organization as the one com- Roman Catholic Hierarchy have planted their
posed of scornful men and who say: 'We have men in every big newspaper office in America,
made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have and their men in every department of the gov-
we hid ourselves." ernment of the United States. Their purpose is
RESULTS:Here I a m going to venture what to seize the government of the United States,
will be the result of this fanatical, devilish pro- as Holland and other countries have been seized.
cedure to destroy democracies, destroy freedom I aslt you now to refer to the booklet Fascism
of press and freedom of speech, and destroy or Freedom, page 14, under the subtitle of
all publishers of the truth. "America", and read there what Catholic priest
I base my conclusion, not upon human wis- O'Brien has to say about grabbing America in
dom. I do not claim to have any inspiration 1940, and mark a t the same time how these are
higher than others who are devoted to the Lord. coming to pass, showing that O'Brien, in a meas-
I base my conclusion upon the Word of Al- ure, announced the purpose of the Hierarchy.
mighty God, which is true. Prophecies were That booklet, together with Face the Facts and
written long ago and could not be understood Government and Peace, contains considerable
until in course of fulfillment. Now the Lord has information on this point.
brought about the physical facts and brought You may expect totalitarian dictators, acting
them to the attention of men who are devoted with the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, to overrun
to him, and it is easy to be seen what will be the earth, seize control of almost all the nations,
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if not all, and rule them for a short season, and I n Kentucky six men are now under arrest,
then will follow the worst trouble that this earth charged with treason, the evidence being that
has ever ltnown. Based upon divine prophecy, they "advocate a government by one Jehovah
briefly, this will be the result: The big religious God". I cite this as merely one instance. The
institution, the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, act- evidence is too numerous to go into detail. I re-
ing with dictators, will say: "We have accom- fer you now to the declaration of Jehovah God
plished our purpose. We are now a t peace, and himself, recorded in Psalm 9 : 17 : "The wicked
we are safe." Then the Lord will take a hand.
Christ Jesus will lead the forces invisible to LU-
1 shall be turned into hell, and all the nations
that forget God."
man eyes, and there shall result the battle of I Jehovah's u-itnesses are not a sect, not a reli-
Armageddon, "the battle of that great day of gious organization. They are in the class of
God Almighty," which will completely clean u p faithful men mentioned in the eleventh chap-
the earth of wickedness and destroy everybody ter of Eebrews; whose sole purpose is to in-
that willfully practices wickedness. Jesus de- form the people of God's purpose to establish
scribed that battle as 'a time of tribulation such a righteous government on the earth, and in
as never was'. (Matthew 24: 21,22) The prophet obedience to God's commandment to warn the
Jeremiah describes it specifically in the 25th people of the impending disaster upon the na-
chapter. You will read these with some profit tions. America, with the other nations, is in for
and interest. Other prophecies describe that the worst trouble it has ever had, and the ones
great and terrible time. most reprehensible for bringing that trouble
The United States was established as a Chris- upon America are those men who conlpose the
tian nation, not as a religions nation. I t was es- Roman Catholic Hierarchy, which men have
tablished by men who loved God and His Icing- hypocritically claimed to represent God, but
dom, and who prayed and worked for right- who, in fact, represent the Devil.
eousness. The Supreme Court of the United The American press will not publish the truth
because the press is either owned or controlled
States, in Church vs. United States, explicitly
stated: "This is a Christian nation." Other de-
1 by the power and influence of the Hierarchy
and allies.
eisions support that conclusion. The fundamen- I Jehovah's witnesses obey every law of the
tal law writers have so stated. What, however, land that is not in conflict with God's law. They
is the situation today? Every nation under the are for Almighty God and Christ Jesus. They
sun is against Jehovah God and against Christ do no injury to anyone. They have nothing
Jesus His King. against individuals because of their religion.
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They simply tell the truth in order that the (70) How long have you been active in the
people might find the way of escape. They are movement? Please include a brief biographi-
hated by the Devil and all the Devil's agencies. cal sketch.
The Hierarchy are in the same class as the ANSWER:More than thirty years. Thc WATCH
Pharisees, to whom Jesus addressed His words TOWER BIBLE& T R A ~SOCIETY
T has been in ex-
in John 8 :44. istence for more than sixty years. I t is merely
ESCAPE: There is but one means of escape a corporation, acting as publishers for Jeho-
from the terrible trouble that is coming upon vah's witnesses.
the earth in the very near future, and that is
the Kingdom of Jehovah God under Christ Je- (11) How many copies of your books have
sus, which Kingdom is THE THEOCRACY, because been sold? How many copies of your phono-
it is the government of the great THEOCRAT. graph records? I n a t is the circulation of The
No one in America or any other nation will Watchtower and Corzsolation?
escape that terrible -condition of distress, re-
sulting from Armageddon, except those who ANSWER:Books and booklets published in 78
seek the Lord God and who devote themselves and more languages, in the hands of the people,
to Jehovah and to Christ Jesus His King. to the number of more than 300 million copies.
The information on questions 11, 12 and 13 is
I sound this warning now, and let the press contained in the Yearbook; also answer to
put it in their morgue and take it out when it No. 14.
is desired. God has declared that they shall all
know that He is the Most High. Honest and (15) V7e understand that. a t one time you
sincere Catholics, Protestants, Jews and others bought time on many radio stations hut that
who desire righteousness and life will abandon you do not do so now. J s this because any group
all religious institutions and put themselves un- forced commercial stations to keep you off?
der the protection of Almighty God and Christ
Jesus. There is no other means of escape. ANSWER:It seems passing strange that a
big public newspaper should ask such a ques-
As to your other questions, "Part 2, Organ- tion. It is well known that for more than ten
ization and Growth of Jehovah's witnesses," years I used over 240 radio stations every week.
question 7 is fully answered in the Yearbook, It is well ltnown that more than two million
one of which is issued each year, and which people protested against the efforts of the Hier-
you may obtain at 117 Adams St., Brooklyn, archy trying to put me off the air. This Peti-
N. Y. That also contains the answers to Nos. 8,9. tion, signed by two and one-half million people,
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"Theocratic" convention was ever projected. cause Columbus radio station WBNS to brealr
Jehovah is the great TEIEOCRAT, his proniised its contract to broadcast the speeches of Judge
Government by Christ Jesus the King is Theo- Rutherford. One of the priests under his hier-
cratic, and this advertised convention is for the archical jurisdiction is the said "Father" Mur-
purpose of announcing more intensively to all phy. Sworn affidavits hear out that this priest
America that Theocratic Government for the visited the business manager of the Convention
blessing of all people of good will toward God. Burcau of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce
That very fact dissociates this convention and during May, after learning that Jehovah's wit-
the conventioners from all worldly things politi- nesses would convene a t the Fair Grounds, and
cal and secular, and absolutely rules out, de- he used every argument to try to discredit them
bars, and precludes all "fifth column" connec- so as to adversely influence the Chamber of
tions and activities, which fifth column is world- Commerce. He then used his influence upon the
ly and political and bent on rnling the world State Fair manager to instigate his cancellation
in opposition to Jehovah's Theocratic Govern- of the contract for their use of the Grounds.
ment. Hence those who are haclr of all the op- The Catholic priesthood do not exercise the
position which is concertedly made against the American spirit and show consideration for the
holding of this Theocratic Converition a t Colum- will and desire of the people. The hotel, news-
bus brand themselves as either the allies or tools paper, food supply, and other business men,
of the "fifth column", or even the "fifth colnmn" and the common people, wanted the convention.
themselves, who try to throw off suspicion from But the Roman Catholic Hierarchy did not want
thernsclves by falsely accusing innocent men and the convention. To whom didkhe political arm of
who are a small minority. the state yield, to the people whom it is sworn to
Who, then, is back of the effort to break ilp serve, or to Roman organized religion? Direc-
this Theocratic event a t Colurnhus, Ohio? Judge tor Brown of the State's Department of Agri-
Rutherford boldly names the Roman Catholic culture and Manager Kinnan of the State Fair
Hierarchy, who must bring the United States Association arbitrarily canceled the contract.
under the control of the Vatican if they are to Brown and Kinnan offered as excuse for
gain their ohjective of rnling the whole world, their action, not the real reason, Catholic Ac-
particularly "Christendom", with the pope as tion, but the fear of "disturbances". Granted
the temporal and spiritual lord thereof. Bishop that "disturbances" were feared, are there no
Hartley has not forgotten that the Watch Tower State police in Ohio to call on for protection of
Society has sued him for $100,000 damages he- orderly, peaceful Americans in the exercise of
cause he exercised his power and influence to their right of assembly and of worship of A1-
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mighty God? Does Governor Bricker use that Bishop Schuler does not understand what in-
kind of argument in the case of a strike of la- tolerance means. H e speaks in condemnation of
b o r e r s against employers and forbid the strike? "the ignorant intolerance of Jehovah's witness-
Fear of riot or disturbance does not empower es". Outspoken, published criticism of one polit-
any official to brealr contract and debar Ameri- ical party by another opposing political party,
cans from the exercise of constitutional rights and a free and open condemnation of political
and liberties. This has been affirmed by the policies of one party by aliother, this is not in-
unanimous decision of the United States Su- tolerance; not here in America, not here to
preme Court, of May 20, 1940, in the case of Americans who "can take it" and who have not
three of Jehovah's witnesses us. the State of sworn spiritual allegiance to a foreign poten-
Connecticut. tate, who is head of a religious organization
All America was to be specially convenienccd and also ruler of a temporal state, which spirit-
so as to be able to take advantage of this con- ual allegiance is superior to and more obliga-
vention and to hear Judge Rutherford's public tory than any civil or national allegiance.
speech on "RELIGIONAS A WORLD REMEDY-The Ifitolerance does not mean the exercise of the
Evidence in Support Thereof", July 28. More American right of free speech; it does not mean
than thirty other cities on the American conti- honest, sincere criticism which is based upon
nent and the Hawaiian Islands were to be tied the Holy Bible and which is against the pub-
in by private land wires direct to the State Fair lished beliefs, opinions and doctrines of other
Grounds a t Columbus, making it one simulta- individuals, parties, and organizations, religious
neous nation-wide assembly. I t was so adver- or otherwise. Intolerance in fact means the lim-
tised. At once Catholic Action started working. iting, hindering and suppressing of the rights
EL PASO,TEXAS. Here Jehovah's witnesses and liberties of individuals and organizations
contracted for free use of Liberty Hall. Why to freely express themselves differently from'
has now the County Commissioners Conrt re- and in disagreement with and in opposition to
voked its order granting free use of the Hall? others as to belief and opinion..Jesus was not
Again it is a case of those busybodies in other intolerant when he roundly denounced the reli-
men's affairs, those deniers to others of their gious priests and clergy of his day as hypo-
rights and liberties under federal and state eon- crites, serpents, robbers of widows, sons of the
stitutions. One Catholic priest, Schuler, bishop Devil. The intolerant ones were the religious
of El Paso, wrote to the County Commissioners clergymen who had Jesus' mouth silenced by
Court to "express my abhorrence" of allowing murder. Intolerance is what Bishop Schuler
Jehovah's witnesses free use of Liberty Hall. and the Roman Catholic priesthood are prae-
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ticing in this instant case. Judge Rutherford something a s to what it means to be real Tex-
has never suppressed them. I n 1936 he pro- ans and. Americans. Tdet them note this:
posed that there be a public hearing of the The unanimous Declaration of Independenee
teachings of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy made by the delegates of the people of Texas
over a nation-wide radio network, throngh a in general convention assembled, March 2, 1836,
radio debate, an elevated official of the Eier- in its first paragraph condemns the Catholic gov-
b
archy to defend their teachings and Judge ernment from which it broke loose and associates
Rutherford to present the Bible argument, he despotism with "the priesthood-both the eternal
and his friends to hear half the expense of enemies of civil liberty, the ever-ready minions
this radio hookup, to let all Americans hear of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants".
both sides and decide for themselves what is
truth. Over 2,600,000 signed a Petition demand-
1 In the third paragraph it speaks of "the com-
bined despotism of the sword and the priest-
ing this debate, and in November, 1936, the hood". In its twelfth paragraph it says of that
Petition was presented a t Washington, D. C. Catholic government: "It denies us the right of
But the Roman Catholic Hierarchy of America worshipping the Allmighty according to the dic-
have never responded. Jehovah's witnesses have tates of our own conscience; by the support of
never tried to break up meetings of Catholics, a national religion calculated to promote the
a s Catholics and American Legionnaires did temporal interest of its human functionaries
recently in Texas and California and in other rather than the glory of the true and living
places in America. Jehovah's witnesses have God." Thus the Texans that signed that Decla-
never tried to prevent or interfere with meet- ration were witnesses of Jehovah, who is that
ings of Roman Catholics or other religionists, ei- "true and living God". If those Texas signers
ther directly or indirectly or under cover. Their were alive here today they would show the De-
criticism has been voiced and circulated openly, i partment of Justice and the FBI where the
"fifth column" are located and who they are.
publicly and aboveboard, and not by use of se- L
cret, undercover pressure upon the politicians. PUEBLO, COLORADO.Here the Elks Lodge, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled Ameri-
It would be well for the members of the El can Veterans, and the American Legion have
Paso posts of the American Legion and of the t protested to the City Council against granting
Veterans of Foreign Wars who joined Rishop the City Auditorium for the Theocratic Con-
Sclmler in protesting to the County Commis- I
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vention. One member of a committee of five,
sioners Court to read Texas' declaration of in- just appointed by the local American Legion
dependence from Mexico. They would lcarn post to investigate "fifth column" and u n - h e r -
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6s, numerous eases of qhihh are regularly re-
ported in, the news. This .occasioned a protest -
bg the United States Solicitor General, Francis
. Biddle, Sunday night, sane 16. Speaking over
P network of the National Broad&ting Sys-
tem, he pledged the Department of Justice to
. see to it that the rights of free speech, warship.
and assembly were protected. The Roman Ca&-
olid Hierarchy must gnash their teeth with clia-
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