Greetings to All,
I wanted to share some news from a family friend (he is my WT mole - still an elder, hates the shenanigans, but is still hanging on for all the reasons often discussed on this site) I know the various rumors have been discussed on here, and unfortunately the rumor about the conventions being eliminated weren't true! (what a burden on the JW community - financial hardship for a good portion of them, guilting people into actually QUITTING their job to attend, physically exhausting for many, etc...etc......)
Anyway, he told me that the District Convention is being moved to 11 weekends at the JW-owned Circuit Assembly Hall, and they are no longer planning on renting stadiums/large facilities in our area (Northern Ohio/Southern Michigan). It sounds like this is the long-term plan to be implemented. I told him I hope it is the first step in eliminating those conventions -if anything for the poor souls who are guilted into going and hate them (like I did!) In the past 10 years, they went from massive football stadiums/to small arenas/to convention centers/now to the JW 2500 seat assembly hall.....LOL
I told my friend and my wife that it all comes down to money, so the donations must not be coming in at the conventions to make them profitable anymore. Why rent a stadium and pay out all of that precious money? Why take funds desperately needed to defend more pedophiles in civil cases? (they both know about my stance on pedophiles (I resigned as an elder over the policies - Ill post my story soon), the Conti case, the other settlements, etc)
I just wanted to share that news, thought it was very interesting! You know how the WT LOVES to gloat about conventions - 80,000 in attendance, 3,000 baptised, etc......this is quite a blow to the higher-ups in my estimation. I just feel like there is a lot of momentum for a major shakeup coming again for people along the lines of 1975, which I hope and pray helps many escape the "Spiritual Paradise".....