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Doctrine is rarely the way to open the mind's eye of one of Jehovah's Witnesses. To learn of indiscretion is more effective, being a shocking awakening, particularly when a follower holds the Governing Body in high esteem. This is especially so regarding issues where Watchtower is outspokenly critical of other religious organizations.

Whilst historical changes of Watchtower doctrine and its current inadequacies are an excellent indication that the Governing Body are not directed by Holy Spirit, many followers do not manifest a scholarly nature and are uninterested in the issues of doctrine, or simply dismiss it as foretold by "brighter light."

The scandals that follow are particularly important for active Jehovah's Witnesses and becoming aware of the duplicity shown by the leadership has been instrumental in many followers leaving since the late 1990's.

Child Abuse Cover-up

The Watchtower openly criticises the Catholic Church for the scandal it faces with paedophilia, when they have been facing very similar issues internally. Arcane Watchtower principles that protected Witness paedophiles have resulted in the Watchtower Society paying millions of dollars in compensation claims, and Watchtower being fined the highest ever punitive judgement against a religion in the 2012 case of Candice Conti. Click on the following links for more information.

Watchtower Paedophile Policy

Watchtower Child Abuse Court Cases

Child Discipline - Corporal Punishment

When questioned at the Royal Commission, Governing Body member Geoffrey Jackson stated that Watchtower does not endorse corporal punishment; that is, physical punishment such as spanking a child. This exchange was as surprising as it was dishonest, in light of ongoing Watchtower statements to the contrary. more ...

United Nations NGO

During the 1990's, the Watchtower applied to be an Non-Governmental Organisation associate member of the United Nations. This stands in direct contravention of it's principles against political involvement and descriptions of the United Nations as the Scarlet Coloured Beast of Revelation. It only withdrew membership once caught and publicly shamed by the Guardian newspaper. more ...

Misquotes, Deception, Lies

Jehovah’s Witnesses are told to have complete trust in the information the Governing Body provides them. Examples of numerous misquotes, misinformation and lies within the pages of the Watchtower are included in this article, showing that such trust is not warranted. more ...

Malawi vs Mexico

This article covers one of the great blights on the history of Watchtower. Illogical doctrine prevented Malawian Witnesses from holding a political card, which led to the unnecessary torture and death of thousands. During the very same period of time, contradictory principles allowed Mexican Witnesses to break the law in order to obtain military service cards. more ...

Jehovah's Witnesses & University

Jehovah’s Witnesses are advised against pursuing a higher education as an improper use of time in these last days. Ongoing warnings against university result in Jehovah’s Witnesses having amongst the lowest average education and income levels of any religion in the United States. Higher education provides benefits at both a private and social level; hence religious groups that attempt to take this choice from their followers deserve public scrutiny. more ...

Bulgaria & Blood Transfusions

In order to gain legal recognition in Bulgaria during the 1990's, the Watchtower changed its policy on military service in 1996. It also signed a document before the European Commission on Human Rights, deceptively stating it does not sanction followers for taking blood transfusions. more ...

Letter to Hitler

Jehovah's Witnesses suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazi's in concentration camps. The reason they were there related to the vitriolic tirade Rutherford directed against governments and the Catholic Church. What is disturbing is a letter sent from the Watchtower branch to Hitler asking for leniency on the basis that the Watchtower shared the principles of the German government and Hitler's feelings towards the Jews. more ...

Political Involvement

The Watchtower applies a different set of principles for the Organisation than its followers. Witnesses have suffered abuse for decades due to Watchtower doctrine forcing them to remain politically neutral. Yet the organisation does not follow the same set of standards, being an active participant in political rallying, and the world's commercial and the legal systems. more ...

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