To summarize a definition of religion one could easy say the cultivation of self assuming power to consuming pretentiousness.
That power can come in various forms and intensity to each religion.
In the JWS religion it is quite strong and overwhelming in comparison to most others......there are actually worse if you can believe it. .
Every adhered to member gets scrutinized deeply to what they are doing for the congregation and how your conduct supports the overall appealing image of the organization.
Your essentially being designed and controlled to be God's own righteous representatives for the human race. How you are to dress, what and whom your to personal associate with, what are you reading, what are you observing as far as books and movies, your pursuit of education or even any involvement to other Christian based faiths.
From that overall perspective is it any wonder that that power contained in certain people's hands gets overtly abused and brazenly extenuated ?