Elders shamed under questioning by the Royal Commission

Jehovah's Witness elder Max Horley was among the elders who failed to impress when giving testimony before the Commission

The following article has been submitted by “CovertFade,” a non-disfellowshipped reader who credits this website with helping him wake up from Witness indoctrination a year ago, and who wishes to comment on developments in Australia… As recorded this week in … Continue reading

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Australian Royal Commission hears that 1,006 alleged child sex abusers were covered up by Watchtower
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Angus Stewart, Senior Council, at the public hearing into allegations of child sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard shocking evidence that 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sex abuse were identified by the organization in Australia going back to 1950, but none were reported to the authorities. … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Kindness of the World
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Random acts of kindness by "worldly" people are not as rare as most Witnesses might expect

As a Jehovah’s Witness child, our religious community was seen as a spiritual paradise in contrast to all other organizations on earth. This mindset was routinely emphasized in Watchtower publications. One Watchtower assures us that “[God] has made it possible for honest hearted … Continue reading

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Is Watchtower imploding? 10 reasons why the end could be nigh
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Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for Watchtower?

For many current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses who find themselves victimized by Watchtower’s cruel cult-like practices, the prospect of witnessing the end of the organization seems too good to be true. Especially when you have spent many years being sold … Continue reading

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Battle of the cults: Anything JW Broadcasting can do, Scientology can do better!
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Watchtower's JW Broadcasting studio (above) is about to get a competitor from the Church of Scientology

Any cult operating in the information age, an era when facts can be easily verified with a few clicks on Google, will find disseminating baseless propaganda increasingly problematic. Internet subscriptions are steadily on the rise, even in third world countries. … Continue reading

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The must-read story of a ministerial servant and his wife who woke up in the last few months
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I will never forget the feeling of liberation I felt in November 2013 when I published the story of my awakening on JWsurvey, thus revealing my identity for anyone who knew me. I knew the article would eventuate in my … Continue reading

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Tony Morris scapegoats gay people in bizarre child abuse denial rant
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Tony Morris has indulged in a bizarre rant in which he denies any organizational problems with child abuse

Governing Body member Tony Morris has used the July 2015 episode of JW Broadcasting to indulge in an astonishing rant about child abuse, seemingly in response to the onslaught of negative publicity Watchtower has faced in recent years. In his … Continue reading

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The Book Corner – Combating Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan
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The 25th Anniversary edition of Combating Cult Mind Control includes extensive material on Jehovah's Witnesses

When renowned cult expert Steven Hassan first published his seminal work Combatting Cult Mind Control in 1988, the world was a very different place. There was no internet, so mega-cults like Watchtower, Scientology and the Moonies had a free run … Continue reading

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Why class distinction among Jehovah’s Witnesses is alive and flourishing
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Are elders' children given a longer leash in Jehovah's impartial organization?

Jehovah’s Witnesses pride themselves on having overcome all social barriers. But there is more to this claim than meets the eye. This is the story of how I discovered the subtle and little-known class distinctions among Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness mother refuses blood transfusion leaving behind NINE children
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A Jehovah's Witness mother leaves behind nine children after refusing blood

If a Jehovah’s Witness is in need of a life-saving blood transfusion and no other options are available, they are instructed to die. This was the case with a woman from Ghana named Rebecca Dankwa. She had had eight previous … Continue reading

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Landmark victory sees Jehovah’s Witness sex abuse victim receive six-figure sum
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Under fire: The Britain branch office (pictured) says it will "review" the six-figure judgment

The BBC has today reported on a landmark ruling at London’s High Court that sees a victim of child sex abuse as a result of safeguarding failures by Watchtower become the first person to win a civil suit against the … Continue reading

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Divide and conquer: Why Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot be called a “family friendly” faith
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Jehovah's Witness beliefs are not as conducive to keeping families together as you might think

They are a familiar sight walking through residential areas, all dressed up with their Bibles and literature. Eagerly, they go from house to house ready and willing to warn of a looming doomsday they believe the Bible foretells. They are … Continue reading

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2015 convention interviewer praises parents who shunned their kid
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In a video clip from the 2015 convention series, Robert and Brenda Sutton are praised for shunning their child

It is a predicament that all too many visitors to this website, myself included, find themselves in: believing Jehovah’s Witness relatives cutting off all contact in the belief they must do so in order to show loyalty to God. And … Continue reading

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