I put this in Practices as I thought that appropriate. Perhaps it should be in scandalous behavior.
However, here goes. Not a big deal but an example of the cult-ish intimidation and behavior.
At the end of this mornings short wt review prior to the convention brainwash by Jackson, ( Melbourne Australia) the elder stated "brothers we have a resolution to present to the congregation". He continued, " The ......... congregation of jws has resolved to send $750 to the worldwide work every month". Here's the 'clanger' ...... he went on, "we know it's difficult to pass resolutions with zoom so, if you don't agree please raise your hand and the elders will help you understand the reasoning behind this." A pause,,,,, "as no one has raised their hand we thank you all for your co-operation in this matter."
I received a couple of phone calls from pimo and pimi folk I know saying 'WTF,,, in jw terms'. And asking,,"whom in their right mind would dare to raise their hand?" Ha Ha, Interesting times in my view.
Cong of around 130 active publishers. about six bucks Au per head,,,,,,, That's not a tithe !?