The Watchtower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) as a United Nations NGO

 Some claim Jehovah's Witnesses had “secret deals” with the United Nations, agreed to support it and it's goals, and then lied to cover it up. Is this conspiracy theory true? We show direct evidence from the UN itself showing these accusations to be just plain wrong. We also can demonstrate how accusers use deliberately misleading “evidence” and make many mistakes. Furthermore, one of the most prominent promoters of this conspiracy theory on the Internet knows full well that the claims are erroneous but has tried to silence his critics and cover-up the evidence.

Chapters

Introduction: In the Beginning
How it all started. In October 2001 The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom accused Jehovah's Witnesses of hypocrisy for being registered with the United Nations' (UN) Department of Public Information (DPI) as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Read this chapter...

Know your NGOs!
When you hear that the Watchtower Society was a United Nations NGO, you may not be aware that there is actually more than one kind of NGO. This fact is important, and apostates try to keep it secret because it proves the Society was innocent. Read this chapter...

Did we agree to praise the UN?
Conspiracy theorists say we agreed to meet special UN criteria, including a requirement to “print articles praising the UN” to keep our “NGO status”. The UN itself says this is all wrong. Read this chapter...

Please Sign Nowhere
Apostates say the Society lied when they said no signature was even required to become a DPI-associated NGO. See how the apostate‘s own ‘evidence’ proves the Society to be completely right, leaving the apostates looking completely stupid. Read this chapter...

The changing world of NGOs
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) produces a brochure for it's NGOs showing what the requirements are of NGOs. This brochure changed over the years, but apostates lie and quote from the current version, hoping you won‘t notice. Read this chapter...

Following it to the Letter
London Bethel wrote to the Guardian correcting their horribly inaccurate journalism. However crackpots now claim Bethel's letters of explanation are a “cover-up”. Read how the Society's version of events fully agrees with all the evidence apostates try to hide. Read this chapter...

Hail to the Chief
The United Nations DPI was inundated with requests for information on the Watchtower NGO matter. Hence, Paul Hoeffel, the chief of the DPI's NGO section wrote an open letter. What does it tell us, and is it accurate? Read this chapter...

Principle Support
Apostates lie and quote from the latest requirements for DPI-associated NGOs, which says “The NGO must support and respect the principles of the Charter of the UN”, hiding the fact that the version the Society saw in 1991 did not say this. What did it say? Read this chapter...

Did we hypocritically ‘ride the wild beast’?
Because they have no evidence, apostates now lie and claim that having anything to do with the UN is violating Jehovah's Witnesses own teachings. It doesn‘t. See how they twist the truth. Read this chapter...

Awake to Propaganda?
As part of the alleged “secret deals”, crackpots believe the Society wrote “propaganda” for the UN. Is this a reasonable assessment of the evidence, or is it shallow circumstantial evidence for a crazy conspiracy theory? Read this chapter...

Self-condemnation?
Accusers ignorantly say the Society has “condemned itself” in the NGO matter by it's stance on YMCA membership and from when it condemned the Catholic Church for having UN-associated NGOs. See how they get their facts horribly wrong. Read this chapter...

Consider the Source
One crackpot has spent thousands of dollars sending letters to the elders of every congregation in the USA, some in the UK, and all the branch offices to tell them about the NGO “apostasy”. You won‘t believe the story behind this deluded man who think‘s he's a prophet of God. Read this chapter...

Conclusion: A Not-Guilty Verdict
We have shown you how the Watchtower Society's DPI-association as an NGO has been blown out of proportion by ignorant conspiracy theorist crackpots. The Society‘s version of events is in full accord with all the evidence. Read this chapter...

Summary

Get a quick look at the issue. See all the crackpot arguments contrasted with the simple truth. Read chart...


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