I know what you are saying OTWO. Just reading that story makes my blood boil, What he says is just so stupid. Like the guy who studied with him was "Brother Gardner but he affectionately called him Jim". Why isn't that just precious. Tony calls him Jim. It brought tears to my eyes to read that. But wait isn't Jim short for James and don't most of the people named James go by the nickname Jim. Silly me to ask such stupid questions.
Or like where he says he was homeless for "a few days" another total tear jerkier of a story. Well "Jim" found out and got Tony in touch with 'a sister who owned a boarding house. Tony really believes that Jehovah used Jim and that dear sister to provide a nice place for him to stay.' Isn't that so sweet. Tony says that 'Jehovah takes care of his faithful worshipers.'
It just brought such tears to my eyes to read that. It was just like when I prayed my brains out for Jehovah to help me and I got NOTHING! Like the time I moved out of my abusive parents home and there was a sister who lived across the street from me but she refused to take me to the meetings because I did not have enough money to give her for gas. I was just 18 years old at the time and dirt poor she was in her 50's. I walked five miles one way while she drove her empty car to the hall, and at the time in the city I lived in there was a rapist that the police had not caught raping young women my age and the police were begging young women to not go out at night alone. Oh well I guess Jehovah did not let me get raped so that was how He cared for me.
There were so many, many, many times I begged Jehovah for help and NOTHING. Like the time the guy in the hall threatened to kill my husband and I and I begged to go to the police but Bethel said NO! We were not to bring Jehovah's name into it and going to the police would so NO police period. Or the time we were robbed at gun point while at Bethel and we asked if we could switch halls as I was so freaked out. Again Bethel said NO!
I guess I just don't have the in with Jehovah that Tony does.