Category Archives: Governing Body

Astonishing Watchtower Bethel Sex Regulations Videos Leaked
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Two absolutely jaw-dropping official Jehovah’s Witness videos have just been leaked. Intended for audiences at the religion’s various headquarters around the world, known inside the religion as “bethels,” the two videos lay out in excruciating detail a series of rules … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Announce Kenneth Cook as Eighth Governing Body Member
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JW.org has just announced that an additional eighth member of the Governing Body has been appointed: longtime writing committee helper Kenneth Cook. This is the first new appointment since that of Mark Sanderson in 2012, and the first notable change … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and Amaretto: Tales of hypocrisy from the heart of Brooklyn Bethel
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Regular readers of this website will be familiar with former Jehovah’s Witness Howie Tran. Tran served at Brooklyn Bethel for a number of years, eventually ascending to the role of helping aged Governing Body member Karl F. Klein to fulfil … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness Elders Accused of Playing Rape Recording to Victim
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Not a month goes by without fresh media claims about Watchtower’s mishandling of alleged sexual assault. This past year alone has seen multiple instances where victims brought Watchtower before various courts to face damning evidence that its controversial policies when dealing … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Confidential Watchtower Letter Reveals JW.org Security Issues
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Let me tell you a joke. A new employee starts his first day of work in his new office. After being shown to his desk, the IT support tech arrives to explain the computer system. He gives the new employee his … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Terminator Morris: Judgment Day

Did you know that Jehovah’s Witness leaders think they will personally be involved in killing billions of people in the near future? Anthony Morris III, a member of the religion’s leadership committee known as the Governing Body, gave a talk … Continue reading

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No expense spared: Governing Body members DO fly business class
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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

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News Bulletin: Watchtower Faces Dilemma in Sex Abuse Ruling
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Regular readers of JW Survey may recall the 2014 landmark court case of Jose Lopez in the US. The JW Survey coverage of the case can be found here, but to cut a long story short, Lopez had been repeatedly … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Governing Body Issues Apology to Abuse Victims, Announces Radical Policy Changes
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Watchtower - sorry?

NOTE TO JW SURVEY READERS: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE,  RELEASED ON APRIL 1ST, IS INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE POLICIES OF THE WATCHTOWER ORGANIZATION ARE HARMFUL AND IN MANY CASES DEADLY. IT IS OUR DESIRE THAT THE HEADLINES BELOW DEALING WITH … Continue reading

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Controversial 2016 District Convention Program: Be Loyal or be shunned!
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The full program for the 2016 District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is now available, and it may prove to be an extremely memorable event, though perhaps not for the reasons the Organisation intended. It is important to keep in mind, … Continue reading

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New Documentary: Jehovah’s Witnesses and child abuse: Is there a problem?
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In recent years, news reports featuring the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been growing significantly in number. Yet the subject has not been their famous door to door ministry, or coverage of their international conventions, or even of their controversial refusal of blood … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Shunning – a toxic practice in which EVERYONE ultimately loses
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My fellow JWsurvey team members have written extensively on the Australian Royal Commission and Geoffrey Jackson’s testimony in particular. But I hope you will indulge me in revisiting what transpired, especially in light of Watchtower’s defence against Angus Stewart’s findings. … Continue reading

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How the Watchtower Stole Christmas
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In 1957, the acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss penned an instant classic, a beloved tale of a grumpy green monster whose shoes and heart were too small or too tight to tolerate the evil holiday known as Christmas. Oh the … Continue reading

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