Coercion or Personal Choice?: The Reality of the Jehovah’s Witness Stance on Blood
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The recent tragic deaths of two Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada, Eloise Dupuis and Mirlande Cadet, have focused media and political attention on the issue of coercion in refusing medical treatment. Specifically the question being asked by the media and Government and investigated by … 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: Éloïse Dupuis Dead at 27 – Watchtower Claims Another Victim, Son Left Motherless
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Éloïse Dupuis, a 27-year-old Jehovah’s Witness from Quebec, Canada. Éloïse died on Wednesday October 12th 2016, just one week after giving birth to her first child, Liam. JW Survey has obtained information … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2017 JW Assembly Encourages Witness Youths to Lie About Homosexuality
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Jehovah's Witness Youths are encouraged to lie about homosexuality

Theocratic Warfare has long been a controversial aspect of Watchtower theology. Often dressed up in with euphemisms and wordplay to try to downplay the teaching, the doctrine of theocratic Warfare essentially comes down to this: It is considered acceptable to … Continue reading

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“Pay Up Joyfully to Jehovah”: New songbook includes not-so-subtle plea for donations
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On Sunday we reported on how the 2016 annual meeting was less than thrilling compared to previous years. Witnesses have grown accustomed to these events being used to unveil new publications, announce momentous organizational changes, or reveal “new light” on Bible verses. But it seems there was something we … Continue reading

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The 2016 annual meeting: The most uneventful in years?
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In recent years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have come to expect much from Watchtower’s annual meeting – an ostensibly corporate event that has been increasingly used to unveil new publications, or new “understandings of scripture.” At the 2011 meeting, it was announced that … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: UK inquiry into child sexual abuse requesting submissions
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In 2015, Watchtower was brought before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and was found so badly wanting that Justice McClellan, who was presiding over the case study, declared that the Commission had not encountered any … Continue reading

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Sneak preview: A book that tells the story of a “reluctant apostate”

It was the winter of 2012. All the talk among ex-JWs was about the Candace Conti lawsuit, recent “new light” about the “faithful and discreet slave” and, of course, the “Become Jehovah’s Friend” DVD featuring a certain ill-fated dumpster-bound warrior wizard named … 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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Sorry Watchtower! (You may be an abusive organization, but you didn’t fake a recording)
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My aim with this website has always been to be as honest as possible in any criticism of Watchtower. When I get it wrong, or cast aspersions that turn out to be unsubstantiated, I want to be quick to hold my … Continue reading

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Did Watchtower fake a 1958 speech for propaganda purposes?
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[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

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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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Disturbing footage of convicted JW pedophile engaged in door to door work goes online
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Disturbing footage has come to light that apparently shows a Jehovah’s Witness with a criminal record for sexually assaulting a child, engaged in the door to door preaching work. The footage was posted on YouTube today, and shows a man answering … Continue reading

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