Search Results for: stephen lett

Stephen Lett admits income/expenditure shortfall as he reminds Witnesses to donate “valuable things”
avatar

The May 2015 episode of JW Broadcasting was billed by its host, Governing Body member Stephen Lett, as being a “historic” one. It ended up being just that, but for none of the reasons given. Lett opened the program by … Continue reading

548 Comments

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

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

174 Comments

Stephen Lett: More evidence for 1914 than for “gravity, electricity, wind!”
avatar

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

95 Comments

No expense spared: Governing Body members DO fly business class
avatar

Earlier today, JWsurvey was contacted by an airline employee based at a major European airport who was willing to give a remarkable insight into the lavish lifestyle of Governing Body members. Though this won’t come as a surprise to many, … Continue reading

272 Comments

Major leak: Rogue Watchtower insider leaks Circuit Overseer Guidelines document
avatar

Last year proved to be an eventful year for leaks, with key announcements for the Annual Meeting divulged in advance, and the hitherto highly-secretive Correspondence Guidelines becoming available. And this year, 2016, promises to be no different. Previously only circulated online in … Continue reading

82 Comments

Philadelphia Judges criticize Watchtower court tactics as “abusive.”
avatar

It seems that one can hardly swing a dead Seven Headed Wild Beast on the internet these days without hitting a fresh report of Watchtower having to once again defend its handling of child abuse in court. I submit that there are … Continue reading

137 Comments

Royal Commission findings: Jehovah’s Witness elders left abuse survivors “silenced and unsupported”
avatar

The previous two articles in this series have discussed Watchtower policy and scriptural debate. However, this is not some theoretical debate of interest only to scholars and lawyers. At the core of all this back and forth over scripture and … Continue reading

138 Comments

Royal Commission findings: Governing Body member Geoffrey Jackson “evasive and unhelpful”
avatar

On the eighth and final day of the Royal Commission inquiry, something very rare and significant took place. Watchtower Governing Body member Geoffrey Jackson took the stand to publicly answer questions about some of the most secretive and carefully-guarded aspects … Continue reading

143 Comments

Royal Commission findings: Watchtower policies place JW children “at significant risk of sexual abuse”
avatar

The summer of 2015 saw The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse hold an eight-day hearing focusing on the Jehovah’s Witness organization. Far from being a dry legal debate, the hearings made headlines around the world for … Continue reading

180 Comments

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

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

256 Comments

12 things we learned from Geoffrey Jackson’s testimony at the Royal Commission
avatar

If you are one of the many current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses who spent much of last month glued to your screen watching the Australian Royal Commission into child abuse, likely you are still dumbfounded by the testimony of one … Continue reading

332 Comments

Inducing phobias: How the Watchtower uses irrational fears to solidify membership
avatar

If I lay a plank across two overturned buckets, it should be simple to walk across it unharmed. If I take that same plank, however, and suspend it across an extremely deep and narrow chasm the walk across would be … Continue reading

151 Comments