As many of you know the active Jehovah's Witness known as V has a YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/WTComments
V has 27 videos and 1000 subscribers on his channel and over 200,000 views so far
His most recent video is a satirical expose of the most recent generation doctrine change. A copy of the manuscript for the talk being given at the 2010 District Convention explaining this change features in the video.
Despite banning their followers from looking at critical material on the Internet, the Watchtower are 'evidently' keeping a close eye on dissenting opinion. Despite receiving multi-million dollar tax breaks helping to fund their 'educational' work they resent other people publicizing and commenting on those same beliefs. And despite their nominal support for freedom of religion they don't hesitate to restrict others freedom to criticize their doctrines.
And so YouTube received a Copyright Infringement notice from the Watchtower concerning V's latest video. And for the time being the video has been disabled on YouTube, although it is still live elsewhere on the Internet - email wtcomments at gmail dotcom for details.
Exactly how embarrassed are the Watchtower to go to the lengths of taking down a YouTube video based on a photocopy of a manuscript talk?
Do they not realize that the oxygen of publicity guarantees thousands more people will now see this video than otherwise would have done?
Don't they know that they cannot hope to censor the Internet any more than King Canute could turn back the tides? That V's video will soon be on video sharing sites beyond their control?
Already responses to this attempted information control (can you spell C-U-L-T) have started to appear, and more will follow
Please spread the word on this - post on your facebook, email to your address book, put it on your blog - get the word out that the Watchtower, like Scientology and other cults, take our tax breaks and practice information control over us and their members.
PS - for the Brooklyn Bethel snoopers - please pass our thanks on to the relevant people that write your manuscripts - its priceless comedy material - please don't ever go all mainstream on us - we like you just the way you are :-) the more culty the better....thanks again.