Who are the Real Liars and Apostates?

Reproduced from the Watchtower Study Article 19 of 2021 review published at https://awakenjw.com/nothing-can-make-the-righteous-stumble-study-2021-19

Open Letter to the Governing Body[11]

It is defamatory to label as an apostate, those who hold a different opinion about a particular scripture to yourselves.

You are hereby called upon to stop immediately the persecution of former witnesses such as Kevin McFree, and Rolf Furuli, by lawsuits and disfellowshipping. They should be allowed the freedom to criticize your beliefs, just as you wish to disagree with their views.

Shame on you for suing opposers and stating in court things that would shock the brothers and sisters if they knew.

  • On the one hand, the Organization you lead claims clergy-laity confidentiality in an effort to avoid reporting criminal acts of child sexual abuse by appointed men in the congregations. [12]
  • By contrast, in your publications, all of which are vetted and signed off by yourselves, such as *** w95 5/15 p. 18 par. 10 Part 1—Flashes of Light—Great and Small *** you claim that early Bible students “came to see that there is no Scriptural basis for a clergy-laity distinction.”
  • Furthermore, you have a hierarchical organization like the Catholic Church, just as a lawyer stated on your behalf in the Menlo Park case “And I say “organization.” I am general counsel for the National Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses out of Brooklyn, New York. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be here, but this is one of our 13,000 congregations in the United States. We are a hierarchal religion structured just like the Catholic Church.” [13]
  • However, did not Jesus say in Matthew 23:8 “all of you are brothers”, not a hierarchy. Yet, in your own publications which you read, vett and sign-off for publication, such as *** w01 1/15 p. 13 par. 7 Overseers and Ministerial Servants Theocratically Appointed ***, it states about the Organization “Overseers among them are not put into office by some congregational, hierarchical, or presbyterian form of church government.”

This writer, therefore, points to the fully referenced evidence above and calls you out for what you are, “Duplicious Liars” just like the Pharisees. You even have the gall to be highly hypocritical by at the same time by making unreferenced, and hence unsubstantiated, allegations, inferring that all opposers lie about the Organization.

By your actions, you show you have strayed far, far away from the example of Jesus Christ, the one whom you claim appointed you.


  1. For a review of last weeks study article please see https://awakenjw.com/will-you-stumble-because-of-jesus-study-2021-18

  2. https://www.jw.org/en/library/videos/#en/mediaitems/FamilyChallenges/pub-jwbai_201611_1_VIDEO : Note: It is suggested that you use a private vpn if you wish to access this video (and others) from the JW.Org website. Otherwise it is possible for the Organization to identify you by your home ip address along with the repercussions that may follow from that.

  3. https://www.jw.org/en/library/videos/#en/mediaitems/VODBiblePrinciples/pub-mwbv_201709_6_VIDEO : Note: It is suggested that you use a private vpn if you wish to access this video (and others) from the JW.Org website. Otherwise it is possible for the Organization to identify you by your home ip address along with the repercussions that may follow from that.

  4. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/human-rights-act/article-8-respect-your-private-and-family-life

  5. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/human-rights-act/article-14-protection-discrimination

  6. This sites purpose is :This channel is not intended for children, but rather seeks to provide some light hearted humor for adults who finally see the high control group known as Jehovah’s Witnesses for what they are! Content on this channel is primarily EX-JW Stop motion animation stories set in a fictional jehovah’s witness town known as DubTown. The high levels of control placed on all jw’s include the unforgivable sin of disagreeing with a teaching. If my identity is discovered a secret court will judge me as an apostate or causing division. i would be put to death spiritually and all my family would have to treat me as dead. These videos do speak in a way that I HOPE undermines the confidence of jw.borgs hierarchy . yet my words remain true and honest.

    If you want a really good laugh why not watch Series 1 Episode 2, entitled “Brian Gets a Beard – JW Training day.”

    This is a link to the court documents that the Organization has filed against Kevin McFree. https://torrentfreak.com/images/7-21-cv-04155-Watch-Tower-v-John-Doe-Kevin-McFree-complaint-210510.pdf

  7. For example *** w07 1/1 p. 25 “The First Resurrection”—Now Under Way! *** Paragraph 9 states “When does the first resurrection occur? There is strong evidence that it is now under way.

  8. See the following series of articles on this site https://awakenjw.com/did-the-gentile-times-start-in-607bc-part-1

  9. https://www.google.com/search?q=COWAN%2C+LIEBOWITZ+%26+LATMAN%2C+P.C&oq=COWAN%2C+LIEBOWITZ+%26+LATMAN%2C+P.C&aqs=chrome..69i57j46i175i199j0i22i30l6.1183j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  10. A longtime elder in Norway, Rolf Furuli, who probably provided a lot of information for the *** w11 10/1 p. 26 When Was Ancient Jerusalem Destroyed?—Part One *** and *** w11 11/1 p. 22 When Was Ancient Jerusalem Destroyed?—Part Two *** articles, and he also wrote and published two books attempting to show errors in the secular 587 BC date, has now been disfellowshipped for daring to openly criticise the current Governing Body. This was a result of him publishing the following book https://mybelovedreligion.no/ . It is very interesting to read his about page https://mybelovedreligion.no/about/

  11. The Governing Body is held responsible for both the actions of its lawyers, and the actions of the Writing Committee (which includes at least one Governing Body Member) because in particular it reviews and signs off all publications.

  12. https://reclaimedvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/JGVGmrt2019_E.pdf

  13. https://ex-jw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Court-Trial-Testimony-Redwood-City-2.pdf See Page 4 lines 18-23.

    https://ex-jw.com/menlo-park-state-lawsui

    For links to Original court documents Court Site see https://jwleaks.org/scandals/menlo-park-congregation/

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Frank Kavelin

Excellent letter, well documented, clearly stated and not overly lengthy–the best letter of its kind that I have read.