Listen to phonecall made to WT regarding "Brother Prince"...

by rare treat 48 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gopher

    Darth -- you are right, I have edited my post. Thanks for catching that. (Got my celebrity JW's mixed up)

    It was Larry Graham who sang "One in a Million You", and wrote the Awake! article "I Found One in a Million" who schooled Prince in the JW theology.

  • zev

    whats with them (the wt) not giving out their names?

  • asleif_dufansdottir

    RE: Not using names has a twofold justification...

    For the faithful, not giving out names indicates that you're getting this information, not from an individual human, but from Jehovah's Organization (and Jehovah himself). Individual personalities, opinions, and characteristics are ideally to be wiped out in a JW anyway, and replaced with whatever Org policy is at the time.

    For the WT lawyers, it allows deniability. "What, you didn't get the name of who you talked to? So sorry, you can't prove you talked to anyone here. We deny that anyone here said that."

  • AlmostAtheist

    >>whats with them (the wt) not giving out their names?

    JW's are a paranoid lot. Add to that the fact that some people are venomously angry with them, and you can hardly expect anything BUT hiding behind anonymity.


  • Mary

    This has got to be bringing back memories of when Michael Jackson released "Thriller" and everyone wanted to know how and why he was still a Witness "in good standing". I don't think they knew exactly how to deal with's a bit different when you're going to potentially axe a public figure. After all, he might say things in public about the religion that they don't want the average person to know about.

  • jaguarbass

    Whenever I have called any organization for customer service they have always given me their name. If you don't know who you are talking to what good is it?

  • Junction-Guy

    Bookmarking this for later, I only got to see about 1/2 of it, but I enjoyed it.

  • loosie

    So they don't confirm or deny that he is a JW. Do they confirm or deny that they cash checks put in the contribution box from bro. Prince Nelson?

  • orbison11

    we could always contact prince himself,,,well via his studio anyway

    Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958. ... Contact Prince via Paisley Park. The address is: Paisley Park Studios 7801 Audubon Road ...

    and then wherever the ctiy is that his studio is in

    i will if you will lol

  • Farkel

    That was freakin' hilarious! Every dub in the civilized and uncivilized world and most non-dubs in those worlds knows that Prince is a dub! His conversion and baptism was covered all over the world, he spoke up about it and the press wrote about it. Yet, the Service Department who knows about ME (and I left 31 years ago) but doesn't know about a world-famous celebrity named Prince who probably gives them gigantic contributions each year! I'll tell you why I know the WTS knows about me. About 7 or 8 years ago, my mother called Brooklyn and gave my name and asked if I was ever disfellowshiped. In a few seconds, they pulled up my name and told her, "Nope. He is not and was not ever disfellowshiped." Yet the Service Department can not and will not confirm if Prince is a dub. That poor Service Department slob lackey on the phone was probably told by his (asshole, lying) boss to dodge the question.

    When a religion feels it would be embarassed to publicly acknowledge a member of their faith even when they KNOW that person is a member which could embarass them, I smell cult here. I don't smell transparancy or "Christian" here. I smell CULT. The truth is transparent. The LIE is hidden in secrecy and protected by punishment for those who betray the lie.

    The WTS plays the fool because it lives in the middle part of the last Century, and not in the world we now occupy and when it could get away with denying things that are now instantly available to anyone who can spell the word "Google."

    This took me under 2 seconds to find. And I don't claim to speak for God.

    There were 309,000 hits, yet God's "Spirit Directed" Organization which keeps track of each time someone farts does not have access to the records to know that Prince is a dub!



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