Stephen Lett: Being Dumped from the Governing Body?

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is made up of seven members. An eighth, Guy Pierce, died in 2014 and has not been replaced as of March, 2015. One of the more prominent men of the current body is Stephen Lett, 65, a member since 1999. Since 2009, the¬†Watchtower has assigned all “spiritual responsibilities” and any clarification on doctrinal issues to the Governing Body. In 2012, the Governing Body was identified as the “faithful and discreet slave” that reports directly to Jehovah for spiritual matters. While this change offended many of the other members of the “anointed” class (then numbering around 10,000), the “new light” was soon accepted by a majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses and has become the current belief and policy that the dissemination of “new spiritual light” is the responsibility of only “a limited number” of the “slave class.” Some Jehovah’s Witnesses are wondering if these seven men … Continue reading

Phone Calls to Bethel: JW.org Email and Contacts

For years now I have been getting emails and contact requests from individuals asking me to send Watchtower literature or to arrange for Bible studies. Most were trying to connect with local Jehovah’s Witnesses near their home but could not get any response from local Kingdom Halls. Some months I get a dozen or more of those kinds of emails. Many complained that when they looked up the phone numbers for a nearby Kingdom Hall, the numbers didn’t work, the number didn’t have a message machine or voicemail, or if they did have voicemail – no one returned their calls.

Mad Sweeney Returns

Mad Sweeney’s summer vacation is finally over. He’s putting away his water skis and fishing rod and going back to work on Saturday, September 10th. Sweeney’s personal contribution to our enlightenment and education, Cult Free Radio, is returning with a live show (the seventh this year). The show begins at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (7:00 Pacific).

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Going to the Watchtower Study

Enjoy another fun video by Bro. K. Hall. This particular episode is about sitting through a Watchtower Study. The Society has been stressing that the Watchtower Study is the real reason for JWs to attend the Sunday meeting. Few (if any) of “the public” ever wander through Kingdom Hall doors to listen to what amounts to a JW “sermonette.” Until a few years ago there was also a welcomed break between the public talk and the Watchtower Study. The Society eliminated that anticipated pause because so many JWs would sneak away between meetings. Likewise, many would also use the break to sneak in if they were late – or simply did not want to sit through another boring talk. The semi-secret study edition of the Watchtower is specially designed for use by baptized Witnesses, their families, and unbaptized “interested persons,” at least those who seem to be progressing toward baptism.

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