Doctored WTS articles - Beware in court cases!

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  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    I was just reading belbad's thread Watchtower pays out of court settlement, big time.

    It occurred to me that there might be many other lawsuits that have been brought against the WTS or vise versa that few people ever get to know about. The article that is linked to states:

    Why was the Witness organization willing to pay more than $1.5 million dollars?

    Apparently because a much larger issue of "agency" was at stake.

    Agency is the word used to express a relationship between a principal party and its agent, through which the principal party projects its power and/or advances some purpose. And a principal party may be held liable for the actions of its agent.

    Jehovah's Witnesses contended that Jordan Johnson acted on his own and was not their agent at the time he caused the fatal car wreck.

    But plaintiff's counsel, Joel Faxon of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, claimed on his client's behalf that Jordan Johnson was serving as a Bethelite and agent of the organization at the time and advancing their purpose, therefore Jehovah's Witnesses was responsible for his actions.

    Internal documents were obtained through the discovery process and testimony was given through depositions, which clarified and substantiated Faxon's view.[bold is mine]

    The interesting issue to me regarding this comment is that Internal documents were obtained.

    We all know, and I have seen with my own eyes that the WTS alters their literature to reflect "new light™".

    I have to wonder if they have ever tried showing up in court with one of their new light™ articles to prove their point. Many people here have a copy of the elders' manual. Recently a link was provided to the custody brochure (Custody brochure next to be examined?)

    And now there is the issue regarding blood How Can Blood Save Your Life (the article on the WTS webpage. But the the article that was posted in Journal of Church and State: WT NO-BLOOD EXPOSE' presents an argument to this booklet.

    My question is this:

    What are the chances that the WTS would take one of their re-writes into a court of law to "prove" their point. They claim in the first article here that JWs are not required to perform the preaching work! Is that a laugh or what?

    In the case of blood they say it is a "conscience issue". They claim everything is a conscience issue, all the while telling the JW that they must follow the rules or expect to be ousted from the WTS.

    We also know that they tell people that they should practise "spiritual warfare™" especially when it might make the WTS and JWs look bad. The Custody brochure is all about hiding the true nature of the WTS and its demand on the lives of JWs in a legal action.


    What are the chances they would show up in court with a doctored article and try to present it in court as the real thing?

    It would not surprise me one bit anymore. I think if they believed they could get away with it, they would do it.

    Hence a WARNING is needed.

    If you are going to court against the WTS make sure you have the original copies.

    Having the doctored articles might be a good idea as well just to prove the differing versions.

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