Viviane - Well done and Thank you. Your letter inspired me to send this letter to Mr. Stewart. This is from a personal family members experience.
I hope you doing well today.
I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work and questioning of
the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the past days of hearings.
You have done your home work and actually know more about
this organization then most J.W’s. Since
most of them have never seen ALL the
elders and branch letters brought to the attention of this commission. Also, no regular member of the congregation would
ever be allowed access to the Elders ”Shepherd the Flock of God” Book.
When a member of the congregation is asked to speak with the
Elders. Many of them do not know the
rules or the procedures, but the Elders do.
It is a one sided process. I have
a family member that took a problem to the Elders to be helped, within a few
days a J.C. meeting was conducted and they walked out disfellowshipped. They were shocked, they thought they going to
get comfort and consul from the bible.
Instead they were kick out to fend for themselves. They had to beg and plead for over 2 year to
be reinstated. Their crime, sleeping
with their boy friend before they were married.
She felt guilty and kept it quite for a few years after they were
married. Then took it to the Elders.
This brings me to the one issue in the Flock book that
really highlights the double standard of the Elders and the Watchtower’s men in
power. Please refer to the Flock book page
38, par 19 and 20. The topic. If it
comes to light or an appointed brother confesses that he has committed a
disfellowshipping offense years in the past.
The information states if a elder has committed a wrong doing and some
time has past (more than a few years ago).
And the Elder has not come forward and reported his wrongdoing to the
body of Elders (he hid his sin). Well
since some time has past, he can remain an elder? This is a get out jail free card given to the
men in power and not to the regular members of the congregation. My family member was D.F’d, if she was a male
and an Elder, she could have kept her wrong doing secret for a few years, then
confessed, and still continue to serve as an active Elder in Judgement of
It would be wonderful if you could use this information in
your case to highlight and broadcast this information so ALL of Jehovah’s
Witnesses and the general public would know what really goes on behind closed
Thank you for your time.
I must remain anonymous or I will be removed from the
Congregation for my views and expressing them.