Category Archives: History and scandals

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


Reshaping History – How the Watchtower controls their image by editing their own past

When Watchtower’s new ‘history’ book was released this summer it was said to have been released because their old one had too many pages. “God’s Kingdom Rules!” was presented as a slimmer, and therefore more translatable, volume than its predecessor. … Continue reading


Why the Governing Body owes an explanation for what happened in the Philippines

I should have known better than to click on the latest video, entitled “Philippines Typhoon—Faith Conquers Adversity.” My intuition told me it would be a shameless piece of propaganda – an attempt at taking a deadly natural disaster and … Continue reading


The Racist History of Watchtower Literature

The majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses consider their religion to be entirely beyond reproach when it comes to issues surrounding racism and racial equality. When attending a meeting, convention, or assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses, visitors are usually instantly impressed at the … Continue reading


Rare film footage of Rutherford at Beth Sarim leaked on YouTube

A former worker at the Brooklyn Bethel has leaked an embarrassing video of former Watchtower president Joseph Rutherford cavorting in the grounds of his San Diego residence, Beth Sarim. Beth Sarim, Rutherford’s summer hideaway, was ostensibly built due to his … Continue reading


Beth Sarim: The Story of Rutherford’s Ivory Tower

“JEHOVAH’S people have a very rich spiritual heritage.” – so proclaimed a recent Watchtower article, before continuing, “The fascinating record of that heritage can be gleaned not only from publications but also from photographs, letters, personal accounts, and artifacts related … Continue reading


Watch Tower Faces Clean-up Bill For “Ruining The Earth”

Reports that several 55-gallon drums containing benzene, xylene, and other chemicals hazardous to human health have been unearthed at three different sites near the Watchtower Farms complex in upstate New York. It is uncertain exactly how and when the drums were buried, and the scale of the pollution and full scope of the clean-up operation is not yet known. Continue reading