Be Honest in All Things - New video exposes a problem with honesty at Bethel/Construction

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  • OrphanCrow

    Well, if this thread is about being honest...

    If anyone is interested, just click on this link and type "pornography" into the page search function:

    You will be able to read a pretty interesting account of how certain JWs are linked to the pornography industry (including the dude who developed the JWapp).

    The opposite of honesty is hypocrisy.

  • jp1692

    OC, thanks for sharing that link.

    I was surprised to read the names of several JWs I used to know back in the day:

    • Bill Parodi, David Goldfarb, Andrew Varble & Scott Lockwood

    All four of these men had been high-profile elders in the Los Angeles area and nearby Ventura county.

    When I was still attending meetings, I heard that Parodi had been "removed" as an elder. The word in the JW-rumor mill was that he'd been involved in some "suspicious" or "dubious" business dealings, but I had no idea the extent.

    I did NOT know the others were involved. What a bunch of hypocrites.

    I did a quick Google search and found this document from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the disposition of the matter with the Parodi brothers:

    This digest reported that the SEC issued an order concerning Bill Parodi and his brother that both be “permanently barred from association with any broker, dealer, investment company, investment adviser, or municipal securities dealer” as a result of their fraudulent business practices.

    Evidently, over a considerable period of time they defrauded individuals and municipalities out of tens of millions of dollars. Wow!

    Although I did not know the details of this particular situation, it was the vast amount of hypocrisy that I did come to know about being practiced by many others in the JW religion that led me to leave in 2009.

    • I do not associate* with deceitful men, And I avoid those who hide what they are. - Psalm 26:4

    Very interesting!

  • jp1692

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  • OrphanCrow

    Thanks for that background, jp.

    I posted that link because I chuckle every time I hear something about the jwapp or pornography.

    You had said:

    When I was still attending meetings, I heard that Parodi had been "removed" as an elder

    I wonder if that was about the same time he gave up his HLC duties. According to his linkedin profile, he served on the HLC for Orange County for 12 years - until 2005. And now, he owns Overton Security Services.

    Check out the reviews for Overton on this site:

    I wonder where he finds his employees? (rhetorical question)

  • jp1692

    Wow, 1 1/2 stars out of 5. That's incredibly bad. Those reviews were brutal.

    Bill Parodi certainly has mastered the art of appearances: seeming to be one thing while actually being something very different.

  • CookieMonster

    What constitutes 'porn' in this video? Hard porn or soft porn? What about browsing through a lingerie catalog? What about having 'dirty' thoughts about that new receptionist at work or the elders wife? What about masturbation? Normally goes hand-in-hand (pardon the pun) with porn. So is it OK not to have watched porn in the last year but have buffed the bishop daily?

  • pale.emperor

    So you cant apply to be a volunteer if you've looked at porn and you cant have a wank at bethel. I'd love to meet this person who is being approved for volunteer status. He deserves a medal... pinned to his huge balls and permanently erect penis.

  • Vidiot

    I think they also try and take into account just how skanky the porn is, too. :smirk:

  • 2+2=5

    Construction sites would be lonely old places if no wankers were allowed.

    If the government didn’t allow anyone who watches porn a construction job, the entire economy would collapse immediately.

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