Ashya King reported as cancer-free by parents

Ashya King with his mother while being treated in Prague last year

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King have told reporters that their son is now cancer-free, after receiving proton therapy for a brain tumor in Prague. Readers may recall the family made headlines last August after an international manhunt commenced when … Continue reading


Witnesses on Instagram respond to images of tragic JW mother who died refusing blood

Michelle, who would die refusing blood after giving birth, is pictured at her baby shower

Since a doctrinal decision reached at Watchtower headquarters some time in 1945, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been prohibited from receiving various medical treatments involving blood. This has resulted in untold numbers of Witnesses over many decades (including children) dying out of … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witness New Orleans airport machete attacker dies

Richard White pictured shortly after the incident

Richard White, 63, a Jehovah’s Witness, has been identified by authorities as the man who wielded a machete on Friday night (March 20, 2015) at Louis Armstrong, New Orleans International Airport. Also armed with insect spray during the attack, White charged … Continue reading


Gregorio Smith gives JWsurvey readers exclusive offer as he takes “Truth Be Told” on European Tour

Filmmaker Gregorio Smith is taking his production to audiences in Europe

As the HBO film “Going Clear” earns rave reviews for shining a light on the inner workings of the Scientology cult, it is worth remembering that the Watchtower organization is not without its own hard-hitting film expose. Released online last … Continue reading


What is JWsurvey’s approach to science, religion and the bible?

Religious neutrality is an essential element of JWsurvey

Frequent visitors to JWsurvey will be familiar with this website’s posting guidelines for comments, which include the following rule regarding religious neutrality: “Do not post comments that are evangelical in nature or may be construed as imposing one person’s religious … Continue reading


Big Eyes, Big Lies: Painter Margaret Keane and the Truth

Big Eyes starring Amy Adams (left) tells the story of JW painter Margaret Keane (right) and the fraud that shook the art world

It wasn’t easy as a creative child growing up in a devout Jehovah’s Witness household. My early dreams of becoming an artist were squashed by the future forced upon me. According to my indoctrination the only real career outlet for … Continue reading


Kendrick cornered by reporter as ABC News shines spotlight on Watchtower’s child abuse record

Jehovah's Witness and convicted pedophile Jonathan Kendrick is cornered by a reporter on ABC News

The hits just keep on coming for Watchtower as the fallout from the 2012 Conti verdict continues to snowball. In an astonishing ABC report, aired last night on Nightline, Candace Conti’s abuser Jonathan Kendrick was confronted on his own driveway … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witness Burridge accused of giving “special cuddles” as he abused young girl

Burridge outside Bournemouth Crown Court

Jehovah’s Witness David Burridge, who also goes by the name “Martin,” is accused of indecently assaulting a young girl several times between 1975 and 1983. In addition, he is alleged to have indecently assaulted a young boy between 1999 and … Continue reading


How Watchtower stigmatizes the desire to succeed in life


I will always fondly remember my last day of school in 7th grade. We were all busy signing each other’s yearbooks and wishing each other a happy summer break. My history teacher wrote something in my yearbook that day I’ll … Continue reading


Landmark UK High Court case against Watchtower could make history

The High Court in London where a potentially landmark child abuse case has been heard

A High Court child abuse case in the UK against Watchtower could set a precedent for further cases. This could be a landmark victory for the victim if she wins her £500,000 compensation claim against the organization. The Judge has … Continue reading


Stephen Lett slams “apostate-driven lies and dishonesties” concerning child abuse record

Stephen Lett has slammed criticism of Watchtower's child abuse record as "lies and dishonesties"

Governing Body member Stephen Lett has slammed criticism of the organization’s child abuse record as “apostate-driven lies and dishonesties” in a video released on Watchtower’s new “JW Broadcasting” website. Lett, who recently raised eyebrows by saying there is more evidence … Continue reading


Victim of pedophile Barry Furlong urges that “children’s welfare should come first”

Pedophile Barry Furlong was sentenced to five years in December

In December of 2014 Barry Furlong took to the stand to defend himself against accusations of rape and sexual abuse. Furlong, aged 68, was accused of abusing children as young as five during his time as a Jehovah’s Witness in … Continue reading


“Great balls of fire!” – More doomsday artwork in new May 2015 Watchtower

The new public Watchtower magazine gives more chilling visions of an anticipated apocalypse

Not content with telling Witness children they may die if they don’t listen at meetings, Watchtower is making sure its doomsday message is heard loud and clear in the latest May 2015 public edition of the Watchtower magazine. A striking … Continue reading