My thought Gig is why would that verse have only to do with the Jehovah Witness Religion?
Why not with all Religions professing to serve The Christ?
You see Jehovah Witnesses are very self- centered because they are an introverted society. They feel any scripture that puts Religious leaders in a good light must be speaking of Their Beloved Governing Body.
It may be so too that the scripture does mean their Governing Body BUT also any other Religious leader of persons trying their best to serve God!
My application to this scripture would disturb a JW as they believe their Religion the ONLY true Christian Religion.
They separate brothers in Christ by knit picking at each Religions Doctrine instead of realizing that all religions HAVE ONE FAITH and thus are doing their best to walk on the narrow path.
All Christianity is a restrictive way of life. That is you are with holding from yourself activities and beliefs that maybe the majority of Earths inhabitance profess to be good for people.
All Christians are doing their best to follow the Christs teachings. Not just Jehovah Witnesses.
My 2 cents, hope this helps a little if at all.