Jehovah’s Witness

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a Christian sect or movement founded in America by C.T. Russell (1852-1916) who foresaw the millennium, the return of Christ, and the end of the world and condemned many institutionalized forms of Christianity. The Jehovah’s Witnesses have refused military service and the pledge of allegiance to the American flag, which compromises their allegiance to God alone. In a landmark case (West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette, 1943) the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their right to refuse the pledge.