Category Archives: Governing Body

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

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The Friday Column: Portuguese documentary overshadows Governing Body visit
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David Splane, of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, visited the branch office (Bethel) in Portugal at the beginning of November 2015. The purpose of such a cyclical visit is usually to gather information and to check on whether the … Continue reading

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The Tight Pants Rule: Wearing “disturbing” clothing gets you banned from preaching
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A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of a number of active elders who are “awakened” from Watchtower indoctrination, but who must keep up a pretense of being loyal to the organization due to being threatened with shunning. … Continue reading

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

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David Splane explains the overlapping generation teaching (without actually explaining it)
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The September JW Broadcasting episode is now available on tv.jw.org, and for any avid follower of goings-on at Watchtower this month’s offering from the ‘faithful and discreet slave’ is a must-watch. Governing Body member David Splane addresses his audience on … Continue reading

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Tony Morris scapegoats gay people in bizarre child abuse denial rant
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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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Stephen Lett admits income/expenditure shortfall as he reminds Witnesses to donate “valuable things”
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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

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

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The day I prank-called a Governing Body member
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On Wednesday evening something very rare and unexpected happened. I had a phone conversation with Anthony Morris III – a Governing Body member (and one of Advocate magazine’s Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists of 2014). As almost anyone outside of Watchtower … Continue reading

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Tony’s JW Broadcasting rant against higher education: a masterclass in cult propaganda
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When the JW Broadcasting website was first announced at last year’s annual meeting I immediately relished the prospect of seeing Tony Morris in front of the camera in glorious technicolor for an hour-long show. I consider myself Tony’s number 1 … 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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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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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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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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