All of this was a recent discovery for me, and it sickens me that so many genuine people are being bilked of their hard-earned money, their property, their jewellery, their savings – while the Governing Body live the High Life in the new Headquarters! 😦
Jehovah’s Witnesses often like to brag that they don’t pass collection plates during their meetings; however, as I bring out in the post, “Conventions, Kingdom Halls, Relief Funds, and Other Financial Scams and Schemes of Jehovah’s Witnesses,” they don’t need to use collection plates, as the religion has lots of other ways of raking in the cash. Most prominently, this includes property flipping and real estate sales; as part of a recent civil case brought against the Witnesses, the court noted that Watchtower has some $1.3 billion in real property (see D070723 marked up, footnote on page 18).
Jehovah’s Witnesses also have others ways of collecting money from their congregants; they have “contribution boxes” set up at meetings, assemblies and conventions, and a way to donate through their website. The religion’s leaders don’t keep track of who donates what monies through these means; while this may sound…
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