Dear Watchtower, THANK YOU for your “tight pants” copyright complaint!
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By now I’ve written a number of articles about Watchtower, but it’s been a while since I’ve written anything addressing the organization directly. A recent development, however, has moved me to write my former religious leaders a sincere open letter … Continue reading

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Mark Sewell has appeal rejected as yet another UK JW sex abuse case begins
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Mark Sewell (left) has had an appeal against his sentence refused while Barry Furlong (right) stands accused of also being a sexual predator

Earlier this year Mark Sewell, a Jehovah’s Witness from South Wales, was convicted for eight historic sex offenses, including rape, which took place between 1987 and 1995. This Wednesday, December 10th, Sewell appeared at Cardiff Crown Court to appeal his … Continue reading

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Judge intervenes to grant blood transfusion for boy despite parents’ “devout beliefs”
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On Monday a number of UK newspapers reported that the son of two devout Jehovah’s Witnesses WILL be given a blood transfusion if he needs it, following a ruling by a high court judge. Doctors told Mr Justice Moylan that … Continue reading

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New Child Abuse Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

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Oregon is one of those states where Americans often choose to move to escape heavy traffic, extended droughts, and sales taxes. It is in a beautiful region of the North American continent that also has moderate weather, majestic mountains and … Continue reading

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Which one is the answer? – Watchtower sends two replies to one letter
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The London branch office has sent a JWsurvey reader two replies to the same question

A JWsurvey reader has been left scratching his head after receiving two separate and conflicting answers to his question from Watchtower’s London headquarters. His initial letter, sent on November 6th, asked the simple question: “Could you please tell me if … Continue reading

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Why I can no longer support aggressive forms of activism against Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Watchtower encourages JWs to think of former members as angry picketers, but are there smarter ways to break through indoctrination?

I can vaguely remember the last time I encountered “apostates” during my years as an active Witness. I recall they made their presence known at a summer convention. Whatever message they wished to convey seems to have been smothered by … Continue reading

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Lawsuit filed claiming historic child abuse and fraud in Texas

Reginald Tyrone Jackson stands accused of molesting multiple children while he was an elder

Last month the Dallas-based Turley Law Firm filed a civil lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. and Reginald Tyrone Jackson. The Petition outlines the sexual exploitation and abuse of children in Metroplex congregations in Plano, … Continue reading

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After his branch visit performance, is “Tight Pants Tony” now a liability for the Governing Body?
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Is Tony's position on the Governing Body now more of a hindrance than a help?

It seems almost unthinkable that Tony Morris should be forced to stand down from the Governing Body, but stranger things have happened. Ewart Chitty and Leo Greenlees were removed from the Governing Body in 1979 and 1984 respectively, albeit under … Continue reading

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“I do not answer to Watchtower” – Stunning Gerrit Lösch declaration revealed
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The declaration made by Gerrit Lösch in his efforts to avoid appearing in court has been made public

Most Jehovah’s Witnesses consider the Watch Tower Society to be almost synonymous with “God’s organization.” As such, they are to be obedient to all instructions passed down from it as though they are receiving these words from Jehovah himself. But … Continue reading

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Stephen Lett: More evidence for 1914 than for “gravity, electricity, wind!”
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Stephen Lett, pictured accepting a gift from a child at an international convention

A cornerstone teaching of the Jehovah’s Witness faith is the idea that Jesus began ruling over the Earth in 1914, when the “last days” before Armageddon are said to have commenced. The fact that this key event supposedly happened “invisibly” … Continue reading

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Watchtower ordered to pay $13.5 million in sex abuse case as Gerrit Lösch fails to testify
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It is without doubt Watchtower’s biggest courtroom defeat since the hammer-blow Candace Conti verdict of 2012. Jehovah’s Witnesses find themselves on the wrong end of a $13.5 million judgment, $10.5 million of which is earmarked as punitive damages against the … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s advice on mental health: A tale of two religions
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Watchtower offers two conflicting approaches to dealing with mental health

In 2011, Watchtower published a study article in which God was referred to as “the Great Physician.” The magazine gave advice to avoid contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses who had peacefully defected from their faith. These protestors were “diagnosed” (by a … Continue reading

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Governing Body takes to the stage together in newly-released Annual Meeting video
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The Governing Body are shown together for the first time on film on the new JW Broadcasting website

The new “tv.jw.org” website is barely off the ground, but it is wasting no time in posting some intriguing content. I have already discussed the October broadcast featuring Steven Lett in one of my latest YouTube videos. As I mentioned, … Continue reading

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