Categories
Articles Court Documents Doctrines & Policies Royal Commission

Flawed Decree Conceals Criminals

Unknown to the majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses, their religious organization, directed by two corporations, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, Inc., and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., began at least six decades ago to conceal criminals within the group. This will be proven in many ways in […]

Categories
Articles Contributed Articles Doctrines & Policies Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

Letter of Dissociation of Carlos Fernandes

The following “letter of dissociation” was submitted by “Carlos Fernandes” to the elders of his local Kingdom Hall in Portugal. While it is long and detailed, we were impressed by his calm approach and solid reasoning. We are pleased to reprint it here with Senhor Fernandes’ permission.

Categories
Articles Barbara's Research Did You Know? History & Leaders Jehovah's Witnesses

Fred Franz – Rewarded For Being Inept

In the spring of 1975, Frederick W. Franz, considered since the mid-1920s to be the Watchtower’s “official oracle,” stressed the urgency of the Christian preaching work during his public speeches. Why? Because he believed that 6,000 years of human history would end that next September or soon after.

Categories
Articles Doctrines & Policies Life Stories Mostly About Barbara

Coping with Shunning

By Barbara Anderson
When my husband and I left the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), we, like countless others, lost family members and friends because of the Witnesses shunning doctrine. Each of us has a story to tell as to why we left. Some of us have stories that are similar; others far different. . .

Categories
Articles History & Leaders Media

Ray Franz’s Interview in Poland (2007)

During much of his later life, former Governing Body member Raymond Franz was invited to speak before various groups and organizations around the world. He spoke with an eloquent and direct approach, but was never harsh or overly critical of those he disagreed with – not even of the Watchtower organization or its leadership that […]

Categories
Articles History & Leaders

Website Celebrates 1914 to 2014: The End of an Error

Announcing a Website to Celebrate 1914 to 2014: The End of an Error for Jehovah’s Witnesses. On October 2, 1914, Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Watch Tower, announced that “The Gentile Times have ended!” None of his expectations about 1914 came true, but Jehovah’s Witnesses have continually accepted updates to the “1914 doctrine” which […]

Categories
Child Abuse History & Leaders Secrets & Scandals

The Theocratic Life and Times of Theodore Jaracz

For nearly 36 years, Theodore (Ted) Jaracz was one of the most powerful members of Jehovah’s Witnesses Governing Body until he died at age 85 on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Little is known of this man’s youth. In 1991, I was told by a Writing Department staff member that Ted Jaracz was raised by three […]

Categories
Articles Barbara's Research Life Stories

Lester Kite Shares His story

My Story By Lester Kite I was a “born in.” My father and mother got the “truth” very shortly before I was born 44 years ago. They were very young parents but both took to the teachings of the WTS very easily. My father made ministerial servant grade and became an elder when the arrangement […]