I've hacked the DVD & found this- it must have been the first draft of Morris's speech...
Hi – I’m Anthony Morris the 3 rd of the Governing Body. Yes – the third. No – not Morris Minor – I don’t find that very funny. You can call me Tony. Or Uncle Tony if you want.
I’m here to introduce a wonderful new provision for our youngsters – a DVD. Yes – I know everyone has moved onto streaming video online. But we always have been five years behind the loop here. Jehovah’s chariot moves at great speed but sometimes you really can’t beat a decent car.
The Governing Body has always been very interested in the welfare of children. Indeed – one of our past members , Leo Greenlees had a particular interest in young boys.
For example in 1941 Brother Rutherford produced the marvelous book for Children , called “ Children “. Yes – he didn’t waste much time thinking of a snazzy title. It was given as a free gift to all the children in attendance and the Watchtower said that it was a wonderful tool to use in the remaining months before Armageddon. What a godsend and what a true prophecy – indeed , there have been only about 850 months since then. And doubtless just a few months left now as we near the wonderful moment when billions of babies & little children will be annihilated forever. Especially those that give their toy wizards to our young JW children.
Then we had the super Bible Stories book. So many enjoyed the delightful illustrations. OK – I’ll admit we did pinch some of the artwork from bible stories books produced by Satan’s organizations. http://www.bibletopics.com/biblestudy/87.htm But didn’t the Israelites often plunder material possessions from the Canaanites? Even their virgin women? So in doing so , the Governing Body are simply copying the fine example of the faithful men of old.
Unusually for a GB member , I’m a parent myself. In fact – that is why I am presenting this DVD , because none of the other guys have any kids. Not that they’ll admit to , anyway! ( nervous laugh!) Yes – you are right - Albert Shroeder had a son - in fact , he sent him to university – Columbia State. But if any of you elders or pioneers watching this do the same – we’ll delete you. Sorry guys. One rule for us – one rule for you. Just obey – and you’ll be OK.
Enjoy the DVD. We would really appreciate if you would send your letters of appreciation to your Bethel , together with cheques – you know how much these things cost to produce. What – you did so already & it got sent back “Branch closed – return to sender”? Well – send it here to Brooklyn. Until we close that as well – though we aren’t sure of God’s will yet.