While I like and respect Perry as one of our rare believers I wouldn't agree that they are anti-Christ. After all they end every prayer in Jesus' name. However they have thrown their religion in with Jehovah as a marketing device to set them selves off as the true religion. And kinda sort of diminished the value of Jesus. The anti-Christ comments goes to the fact that the Watchtower Governing Body has taken a leadership role as Jehovah's representative. Sort of ignoring Jesus
They will go as far as they can to present themselves as the only religion that has the 'Truth'.
I was in from the age of 12 to 22 when I reasoned my way out.
What is of great concern is that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the legal corporation of this religion, has been and continues to be reckless with the health, education and welfare of it's followers. It has a corporate mindset that resembles Amway or Tupperware more then the church's you may be familiar with.
Their divorce rate is around 11% which is pretty much the same for most religions. They believe in 'New Light' which allows them to 'fix' a belief with a new understanding. Basically they have had a tendency of painting themselves into a scriptural corner.
For instance they put great credibility on the Two Witness rule quoting the old testament and Jesus's admonition as well.
Unfortunately they apply the 'two witness' rule to child sexual abuse....... meaning there has to be a creditable witness to the abuse to be able to inform the Elders. For decades the Society did not encourage bringing an abuse issue to the authorities if they didn't have a second witness.
They have proclaimed the end of this world on numerous occasions which has yet to take place. In the mean time their followers have put off medical procedures, left their jobs, sold their homes in preparation for the battle of Armageddon that is going to destroy everyone who is not a JW.
They shun like the Amish and Scientologist's. Being shunned by your family and close friends is a form of torture. They demand that family members shun a family member who no longer wants to be a JW. And if that family will not shun their child or parent they in turn will be shunned.
We have people on this forum who have never met their grandchildren.
Unfortunately they are also anti higher education. So they rank lower then any other religion in a recent Pew Survey in that category. Because of a lack of higher learning their income on average is also the lowest.
They are warned to avoid critical thinking. Obedience is as or more important then faith.There are questions that you can not ask least you be accused of being an apostate.
The good news is that over 65% of born-ins. leave the faith.
They don't believe their members should ever approve of a blood transfusion even for a dying child. They depend on the courts to rescue their child so their life can be saved. The courts can not render a verdict timely when a child has an accident.
Their death rate probably equals Jonestown, except it happens year after year.
A lot of this your daughter's boyfriend might not even know. JW's prefer that their children become baptized ASAP (a life long contract) without knowing what they have signed up for.
It is not rare that a baptized JW teenager who has been disfellowshiped is told to leave their family when they turn 18.
Please do your own research. Being fully informed is a precious right.