Category Archives: History and scandals

Did Watchtower fake a 1958 speech for propaganda purposes?

[Update: Since writing this article, it is clear that Watchtower did NOT fake the recording referred to. Here is my apology.] Last month’s JW Broadcasting episode, hosted by Samuel Herd and Alex Reinmueller, featured a heart-tugging segment about Jehovah’s Witnesses living … Continue reading


News Bulletin: Watchtower again loses legal fight to stop UK Charity Commission Investigation

Regular readers will recall that the UK Charity Commission is currently undertaking a statutory investigation of Watchtower’s UK arm, which is currently registered as a UK charity, and also of the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, also registered as … Continue reading


News Bulletin: Secret Watchtower documents once again demanded in new US court case.

Only last week, we reported upon the latest development in the lawsuit that abuse survivor Jose Lopez is bringing against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Lopez was abused by Jehovah’s Witness Elder Gonzalo Campos, and alleges that Watchtower’s controversial policies … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Watchtower facing financial stormwaters?

I honestly thought it was a joke. When I first saw the image opposite being circulated online, I felt that it had to be a piece of satirical art, created by an Ex-JW. I mean, I knew Watchtower had been … Continue reading


Watchtower News Bulletin: Watchtower loses UK appeal – Charity Commission investigation can continue.

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The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom has struck down an attempt from Watchtower to try and kill an investigation into their handling of Child Abuse Accusations, according to a press release on the website of the UK Charity … Continue reading


A New Low: Watchtower Purchases Telly Awards Statuettes and Publishes Phony Quote on JW.ORG

In a bold and self-promoting publicity stunt, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has announced on its public website that Jehovah’s Witnesses have just been awarded two “Telly Awards” statuettes at the 36th Annual Telly Awards. As impressive as this … Continue reading


Watchtower News Bulletin: BBC reports Watchtower illegally purging child abuse evidence

2015 saw one of the most memorable and revealing moments in recent Watchtower history when The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held live hearings into Case Study 29. The subjects of the case study were … Continue reading


Watchtower News Bulletin: Delaware sex abuse ruling highlights Watchtower confusion.

A court in Delaware has ruled that Watchtower cannot use the Clergy Penitent privilege as a loophole to avoid reporting child abuse, according to a recent story by Trey Bundy of The case centred around a 30 year old Jehovah’s … Continue reading


New Documentary: Jehovah’s Witnesses and child abuse: Is there a problem?

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


Watchtower News Bulletin: UK Charity Commission vows to continue investigation of Watchtower

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The UK Charity Commission is currently undertaking a statutory investigation of Watchtower’s UK arm, which is currently registered as a UK charity, and also of the New Moston Congregation, also registered as a charity. The aim of the investigation to … Continue reading


Philadelphia Judges criticize Watchtower court tactics as “abusive.”

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


How the Watchtower Stole Christmas

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


The Friday Column: Everyone makes mistakes – except Watchtower

Everyone makes mistakes. The Bible characters certainly did. Think of the Apostle Peter, denying Jesus three times on the night of his arrest, his faith and courage failing him at the critical moment, leaving him a weeping, emotionally shattered wreck. … Continue reading