Would any of us defend the right of a medicine manufacturer to advertise curative powers without side effects when evidence to the contrary was indicated?
Would any of us defend the right of a Pharmacist to make up his own prescriptions and pass it off as what our Physician specifically gave to us?
Would any of us approve equal time for TV advertisers to promote products as effective which had repeatedly proved to be dangerous?
No need to answer these rhetorical questions.
The need is to see the parallel with what Jehovah's Witnesses do and the harm it produces.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't keep to themselves or mind their own business! They penetrate into the privacy of strangers to bear witness
to a peculiar and self-serving hubris: according to their own opinion they are the only group on earth with absolute Divine Truth!
They don't mind their own business. What they are all about is spreading their ideology from house to house through the instrument of propaganda:
Watchtower publications. Using the right of free speech and dressing it up under the cloak of Religion they spread their viewpoint daily everywhere on
the globe. The content of their ideology and the philosophy behind it would indeed be protected free speech except for one important consideration.
Do you know what that is? Misrepresenting themselves as owners of absolute Truth exempts them from fair play!
That is right, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society commits fraud by misrepresenting its novel views and opinions as the ONLY Truth directly from God himself.
Not only that. They deny freedom of religion for others while claiming it for themselves.
Nobody who exposes Jehovah's Witnesses true history and doctrine are immune from attack by them.
A $100,000 lawsuit was wielded in 2005 as a weapon of silence against an Internet site whose sole purpose was to allow anybody the right to read WORD FOR WORD THE ACTUAL QUOTES from Watchtower publications!
It was called JW QUOTES!
The Watchtower corporation stated in the lawsuit it was "embarassment" they sought to avoid! This is fascinating to consider! What true thing is embarassing if it is quoted correctly?
Step back a moment and consider some historical context:
Imagine Jesus trying to haul the Pharisees into court to complain he was being quoted accurately and demanding the Sanhedrin put a stop to it!
Wasn't it the evil men seeking to stop the righteous man from having a say?
It was Jesus who was hauled into court and not the other way around.
Jehovah's Witnesses wanted and sought a DOUBLE STANDARD!
They forbid members access or freedom to consider OTHER viewpoints. If caught objectively examining any document or opinion other than the Watchtower Society's own writings a member is cut off and disfellowshiped.
That is what is ironic about the 2005 lawsuit!
The JW QUOTES site only offerED the Watchtower's own words and no additional spin.
What is it that average citizens might find troubling about the witnesses if it were publicized?
JW children are put in harm's way when blood is needed for medical emergency. Their women are forced to remain in marriages where child-molestation has occured. Their rank and file members are not allowed a voice as voters nor a salute as patriots. There are no charities, no day care centers, no schools or hospitals or institutions of education produced for or by Jehovah's Witnesses corporate leadership.
They disallow participation in Meals on Wheels or even PTA membership. They are a destructive power-hungry mind-control organization presenting themselves erroneously as victims of abuse. The warp in such values is astonishing.
Remember what happened in 2005 and consider the efforts of the WT Society to quash public quoting of their own words as proof THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE which they themselves consider embarassing.
Jesus was happy to be quoted.
The Watchtower is not!