The Friday Column: “Let the dead bury their dead”

A young woman shows solidarity by holding aloft a French flag in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that has claimed 130 lives

In light of the horrendous terror attacks in Paris last week, Facebook users received the option to update their profile photos with an overlay consisting of the red, white and blue colors of the French Flag. It’s reasonable to assume … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Jehovah’s Witnesses – a safe group for children with Autism?

Jaden - a boy with autism being raised as a JW, as featured in the October JW Broadcasting episode

When I became a father I was so excited about raising a child. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my son and when he joined our family I immediately fell in love all over again. It was an amazing journey … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Doctrine and loyalty is paramount to the Governing Body, whatever the cost

The Governing Body continues to stifle individuality and exert total control

When I was a very young boy, my grandfather died. I don’t know much about his life, aside from the fact that he was a carpenter, a policeman, and a Catholic. He was, in fact, Irish Catholic, and I suspect … Continue reading


My response to Mark Sanderson’s “come home to Jehovah” November broadcast

Mark Sanderson makes an emotional appeal for inactive ones to return

Last night I was contacted by one of my Facebook friends who was facing a dilemma. They had themselves been approached by a believing relative regarding the November JW Broadcasting episode, hosted by Mark Sanderson. This new episode revisits the … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Why Speak Out?


Oftentimes, when speaking to friends and acquaintances I am asked, “Why? Why do you care what the Witnesses do? Why do you bother writing articles or helping the ex-JW movement? Why not just move on and forget it all?” I’m … Continue reading


Highly-secretive “Talmudic” Correspondence Guidelines document leaked by Watchtower insider

The November 2014 JW Broadcasting episode shows mail being sorted at Watchtower's correspondence department

The last few weeks will have been deeply frustrating for the Governing Body, as multiple leaks have exposed a growing resentment of their attitudes and policies among an increasing number of bethel workers. And now a fresh leak from a Watchtower … Continue reading


The Tight Pants Rule: Wearing “disturbing” clothing gets you banned from preaching

Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell performing their famous "tight pants" skit

A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of a number of active elders who are “awakened” from Watchtower indoctrination, but who must keep up a pretense of being loyal to the organization due to being threatened with shunning. … Continue reading


Betrayed and exploited: Dismissed ‘special pioneer’ lashes out against downsizing

Laid-off special pioneers are getting a rough deal from Watchtower

This website recently reported growing resentment among bethelites over the constant downsizing that’s taking place as the Governing Body hoards its dwindling resources in order to complete the Warwick project. Further evidence of this resentment was re-posted on Reddit from … Continue reading


62 apostates mark JWsurvey Day 2015 with a message of love for Jehovah’s Witnesses

62 apostates have joined forces to reach out to Jehovah's Witnesses

If you are a Jehovah’s Witness, you will have to be satisfied with remembering October 4th 2015 as the day congregations worldwide were informed of the scrapping of the Theocratic Ministry School – over a week after the news was … Continue reading


Watchtower issues DMCA takedown over leaked annual meeting letter

Lawyers at Watchtower have forced us to remove the leaked annual meeting letter from our pages

On Thursday, September 24, JWsurvey reproduced a Watchtower letter that had been leaked by a bethel insider. Dated October 4, 2015, the letter advised (or WILL advise) congregations of the announcements that are to be made at Saturday’s annual meeting. … Continue reading


Watchtower in crisis: Frustration grows at bethel as Governing Body focuses everything on Warwick

Is Warwick already becoming a new Mecca prized by the Governing Body above all else?

The Watch Tower Society is continuing to hemorrhage information. Hot on the heels of the leak of the annual meeting announcements, yet more details have emerged hinting at growing resentment among bethelites as downsizing intensifies. JWsurvey has been contacted again … Continue reading


A new low? Jehovah’s Witness counts time by mailing grieving families via the obituaries

A grieving father speaks to a reporter after being preached to via the obituaries

A man who endured the death of his daughter recently received an unwelcome letter. Sent by one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the letter expressed sympathy for his loss. How did this Jehovah’s Witness learn about the man’s tragic loss? Apparently by … Continue reading


Theocratic Ministry School GONE as 2015 Annual Meeting announcements leaked in advance

Key announcements from the 2015 annual meeting have been leaked over a week in advance

It’s the time of year when Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide look forward with eager anticipation to Watchtower’s Annual Meeting. Usually hosted at the Jersey City Assembly Hall (or “Stanley Theater”), over recent years the Governing Body has increasingly used the event … Continue reading