Norwegian Media Exposes Watchtower Scandals

Beginning in early December, Norwegian newspapers, magazines and television station have decided to take on the powerful Watchtower Society and expose its unpleasant secrets and facts that have been unknown and hidden from the public. It is unlikely that Jehovah’s Witnesses in any country have ever seen such an onslaught of information about their religion. Historically, Jehovah’s Witnesses usually get generally positive treatments of their history and theology when they are holding conventions or dedicating new Kingdom Halls.

Candace Conti has changed all that. By taking the Watchtower Society to court, Miss Conti exposed its ineffective and law-breaking treatment of sexual offenders, particularly child abusers. Now revealed in publicly available court records widely published on several blogs and websites, the world now knows how the Watchtower instructs Kingdom Hall elders to ignore local laws – and only to take action if they get permission from Watchtower Legal or their Branch offices.

Miss Conti has been able to expose the hypocrisy of Watchtower leaders who claim to have policies in place to protect children and women – and then forces elders to use their “two witness” rules before they actually take any meaningful action against alleged or confirmed child molesters.

It appears that both the media and government authorities in Norway are taking the Watchtower to task over its protection of abusers over children in their local congregations. Read the articles for yourself.

We’ve downloaded the following articles as PDFs and translated them from Norwegian into English [using Google Translator]. NRK and other local news sources own all copyrights to these articles. We present them as a public service to our readers. If NRK or other copyright owners notify us that we are violating their rights under international copyright laws, we will take these versions down. We respect all copyrights; however, each of these articles have “Share” links and icons associated with them. We assume (at least until someone complains) that we have some level of permission to share them with our readers with proper credit to the original publishers.

Please note that these are “machine translations” and are not precise nor always literate. They will give you a general idea of what was reported. 

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3 thoughts on “Norwegian Media Exposes Watchtower Scandals

  1. John Hoyle, you are a very special person. Who would have the guts to share what you have learned? This is a major news story and needs to be told. Because of my Norwegian connections, I know what is going on. But the world needs to know that JWs are delusional and dangerous. Our children and grandchildren need to be protected from insane policies that hide behind Old Testament interpretations by a group of out-of-touch old men, the old boogers who set policy for JWs.

  2. Bravo to my fellow Norwegians! I just viewed the JW Brownnosing film “Knockers” (PBS) which gave the most incredibly one-sided, kiss up, view of the Tower ever. Most US newspapers print any JW announcements word for word, as the PR release reads, you can’t buy this type of publicity. I would hope that the courage of the Norwegian press would be a start in putting the truth of this toxic cult out for all to see.
    Note to Mr Kelly: Sir, you are one excellent writer. The first “Momma’s Club” book gave me nightmares but I could not put the thing down.

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