Category Archives: JW.org

Facebook shuts down ExJW group for “Hate Speech”

In a disturbing move that could have worrying implications for wider ExJW and anti-cult activism, it appears that Facebook has just shut down a pivotal activist Facebook page. The page in question is that of AvoidJW. For those not familiar, … Continue reading

134 Comments

Echoes of the 1930s as Governing Body asks Jehovah’s Witnesses to mobilize for letter-writing campaign
avatar

As the threat of a total ban on their activities in Russia looms closer, 8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses have been asked by their leaders, the Governing Body, to participate in a letter-writing campaign protesting the infringement of religious freedoms. A press … Continue reading

506 Comments

News Bulletin: Confidential Watchtower Letter Reveals JW.org Security Issues
avatar

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

127 Comments

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

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

120 Comments

How the Watchtower Stole Christmas
avatar

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

142 Comments

Battle of the cults: Anything JW Broadcasting can do, Scientology can do better!
avatar

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

45 Comments

How Watchtower stigmatizes the desire to succeed in life
avatar

I will always fondly remember my last day of school in 7th grade. We were all busy signing each other’s yearbooks and wishing each other a happy summer break. My history teacher wrote something in my yearbook that day I’ll … Continue reading

113 Comments

JW.org boasts of “best life ever” while pushing family ties into second place
avatar

Hot on the heels of its promotional video about the Philippines typhoon, JW.org has released a short film aimed at promoting the preaching work among young people. The film is the latest in the “What Your Peers Say” series. Ironically, … Continue reading

150 Comments

Russia threatens ban of JW.org – but is it something to celebrate?
avatar

JW.org has issued a press release warning that it is due to be banned in Russia if Watchtower is unsuccessful in appealing a Russian court’s decision against the website. According to the report, the decision dates back to August 7, 2013 … Continue reading

221 Comments

The JW.org 2013 Annual Meeting video – honest highlights or bible-hugging spin?
avatar

JW.org has released a polished new publicity video showing highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting, at which the revised New World Translation was revealed by Governing Body members. The video, which runs to just over seven minutes, ends with footage … Continue reading

94 Comments

JW.org begins accepting credit card donations
avatar

The Watch Tower Society has started to accept credit card donations directly via its official website, JW.org. Anyone with a credit card billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands can now set up an … Continue reading

37 Comments

New JW.org “store” opens in Rouen, France – but what is it selling?
avatar

The Watch Tower Society has set up a “store” in Rouen, France – not far from the French Bethel – aimed at promoting its official website, JW.org. The store is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and … Continue reading

58 Comments

The new JW.org – Watchtower’s attempt to tame the internet
avatar

On September 1st 2012 the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses took on a distinctive new look, and a bold new role for the Watch Tower Society. Rather than continuing to maintain its three previous websites (jwmedia.org, watchtower.org and jw.org), Watchtower … Continue reading

121 Comments