Category Archives: Undue influence

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christmas, and the Grinch

In 1957, the acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss penned a beloved classic, the 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 commercialism, … Continue reading


2016: The Year In Review – Part Two: Vanishing Books, Blood, Videos, Telly Awards, and Farewell to Brooklyn

In Part One of our 2016 review, we managed to scrape the surface of some of the more significant articles which dealt with the ongoing and very troubling issues which have plagued the Jehovah’s Witness organization for the past several … Continue reading


Coercion or Personal Choice?: The Reality of the Jehovah’s Witness Stance on Blood

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


Upcoming 2017 JW Assembly Encourages Witness Youths to Lie About Homosexuality

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


News Bulletin: Watchtower tightens shunning rules to include “sinful” inactive ones.

Rumours have been flying about in recent weeks that Watchtower might be changing its shunning policy for the worse at the 2016 Regional Conventions entitled “Remain Loyal to Jehovah.” We at JW Survey had been aware of these rumours, and … Continue reading


Controversial 2016 District Convention Program: Be Loyal or be shunned!

The full program for the 2016 District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is now available, and it may prove to be an extremely memorable event, though perhaps not for the reasons the Organisation intended. It is important to keep in mind, … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Are Jehovah’s Witnesses More Honest and Moral Than Unbelievers?

When my husband and I stopped attending meetings, we joined a softball league.  This presented us with the opportunity to get to know people and replace the friends we had lost.  The first thing we noticed was how nice, family-oriented … Continue reading


Phelicity Sneesby: The story Watchtower didn’t tell you

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain     February’s edition of JW Broadcasting, the televangelism arm of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, featured the moving story of Phelicity Sneesby, a … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doomsday Clock

In 1947 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists featured a clock on the cover of its magazine which came to be known as the “Doomsday Clock.” While World War II had ended, the threat of global nuclear warfare had just … Continue reading


Spotlight: The movie every Jehovah’s Witness simply MUST watch

Last night my wife and I were able to watch an exceptional movie – one of those rare cinematic experiences that combines gripping performances with a compelling story-line and a powerful message. And it is a message that ALL Jehovah’s … Continue reading


The Friday Column: “Let the dead bury their dead”

In light of the horrendous terror attacks in Paris last week, Facebook users received the option to update their profile photos with an overlay consisting of the red, white and blue colors of the French Flag. It’s reasonable to assume … Continue reading


The Friday Column: Doctrine and loyalty is paramount to the Governing Body, whatever the cost

When I was a very young boy, my grandfather died. I don’t know much about his life, aside from the fact that he was a carpenter, a policeman, and a Catholic. He was, in fact, Irish Catholic, and I suspect … Continue reading


Inducing phobias: How the Watchtower uses irrational fears to solidify membership

If I lay a plank across two overturned buckets, it should be simple to walk across it unharmed. If I take that same plank, however, and suspend it across an extremely deep and narrow chasm the walk across would be … Continue reading