Can JWs really vote now , since when?

by Crazyguy 22 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Crazyguy

    Is this true???

  • Sliced

    No, not sure where you heard this- but it is not true.

  • someDUDEinAsmallCubicalSomewhereOverTheRAINBOX

    Well, long as you don't get caught by the BOE. :> Or a snitch.

  • schnell

    I know it's technically a conscience decision since 1999, but it hasn't been taught that way any time since. An elder told us in 2009 about an African American sister who'd been disfellowshipped for voting for Barack Obama without repenting. Another sister, perhaps her friend, was repentant and reproved.

    Of course, the Watchtower saying it's a conscience issue was in 1999 and WOL goes back to 2000.

  • Sliced

    I've been fading for about a year and the last I have heard or seen on this particular matter is that if you vote- it is grounds for a judicial committee and possible disfellowshipping. I know of one young man who did indeed vote and did indeed get the boot. This was in 2014. There has been nothing in print stating otherwise that I am aware of- but please enlighten us all if you have new LIGHT on the the matter! ;)

  • schnell
  • steve2

    I am certain that, in countries or states where voting is compulsory (e.g., Australia), the organization advised Witnesses they could register to vote and go into voting booths, strike out all the names on the voting forms and place them in the ballot box. But I cannot recall whether this was an oral directive or was ever included as policy.

  • schnell

    I've heard of brothers writing in "Jehovah", etc. if they're required to vote.


    Can JWs really vote now , since when?

    Just like Blood Transfusions,it`s a Conscience Matter..

    As long as you make the WBT$ Approved Choice..("Don`t Vote")

    No action will will be taken against you by the WBT$..


    Making The Wrong Choice in WatchTower World..


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  • undercover

    If a JW in the US was DFd for voting, would their be a civil rights violation? I know the Civil Rights Act of 65 was more about race and color, but to deny (through threat of punishment by shunning) a citizen the right to vote seems to be on a slippery legal slope...

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