For a religious group that claims to be above reproach, with a self proclaimed, excellent reputation for Godliness, I don't feel that claim is quite true.
In fact, I think its a sham to make those assertions.
They trully should not feel they are different from any organized group, when it comes to its members following righteous standards. True, the WT would like all to believe they are clean and morally straight, that they are different and not tainted from the world. But again, I feel, that is simply not the case.
What I'm talking about is 'serious wrongdoing' as the JW's have coined the term. They will claim they don't tolerate that and remove it from the Congregations. But do they really?
First of all, how many are DF'd each year? We actually have some data on that. Does anyone remember? Wasn't it between 45,000 - 75,000 a few years ago? With the incredible growth of the JW Apostasy, it has to be much higher than that now.
But let's assume it is now 75,000 DF'd per year. How many went before a JC and were not DF'd and reproved? At what ratio do you think, 3,4,5 to 1?
If its 4-1, that would mean 300,000 + the 75,000 DF'd committed something wrong and were caught. Factor that over ten years and 3,000,000 were doing bad stuff, and got caught. You pick the ratio and do the math, this was just my experience in my area on JC's. Either way, that's a huge percentage (40%) of JW's that have engaged in 'serious wrongdoing'.
My own extended JW family which numbered at 22 had 10 disciplined over the last 10 years. And this family was considered a decent JW family.(most of those were kids: drugs and immorality)
One nephew told me him and his brother slept around with sisters but never got caught.(They sort of got caught. Their father, who is still an Elder caught them, but never reported it) Which brings up the next part of the equation, how many are doing bad stuff, but are not getting caught. I think quite a bit. And how many again are fading, hiding their apostate reasonings?
Sure, the WT claims they don't allow this and take care of it. Even saying JG's spirit will reveal it in due time, right?!
But the point I'm trying to make, is this group, that makes such claims as to their moral cleanliness, is really far from it. I can't help but think of the illustration of the white-washed graves on the outside, but full of dead man's bones on the inside. They are just as corrupt as any group, but lie and do their best to keep this a secret. To the point of falsely claiming they are different than anyone else.
Just my thoughts. Its certainly not meant to be an exact science, but trying to get ones to see the real truth about this organization.