When my former congregation did a quickbuild in October, I worked with a reporter at a sister paper, a hard news daily, on an article that dealt with JWs - including a fair amount of not-so-flattering background - pedophile issues, the effect of the Net on the Witnesses, etc. I thought the reporter was really even-handed.
I posted about it here on JWD under this topic: Newspaper Article on JWs today - Write the paper - PLEASE!!
While I had hoped for a little harder edge to the piece, I talked with my ex-wife a few minutes ago, and found out that she and the congregation were really upset about the article. It ended up really pissing them off. She said she knew I was behind it, and that she and others had called the paper to complain about the article.
God, that pleased me to no end! They got upset at the oddest things, and thought the piece was inaccurate. Read it for yourselves - it's really quite even handed.
I told my ex-wife that this is really how the JWs are viewed on the outside, and they will never see it because they are forbidden to investigate anything on the Internet.
My god, how they would have reacted if the article I wanted to get in there had been published!
It was not the right time, but I will soon tell her to pass on to the body of elders that they should have just left me quietly alone instead of hunting me down to try to disfellowship me 8 months ago. Once they did that, the gloves came off, and I decided to become much more of an activist. If you check my other posts from earlier this year, they include the letter that was my response to being visited by an old elder friend and the new CO.
I had a greater impact with that one article in this area, than the JWs have had in decades of Witnessing.
And they haven't seen anything yet.