Four Corners Reports on Pattern of Abuse Cover Up within Jehovah’s Witnesses Religion

As some of you may know, I was raised a Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness. In 2019, I decid­ed to leave this orga­ni­za­tion after find­ing seri­ous abuse cov­er up and com­ing across fac­tu­al infor­ma­tion that dis­proves the reli­gion’s doctrine.

One of the sto­ries this report touch­es on is of a young man that com­mit­ted sui­cide after being dis­fel­low­shipped for being gay. The young man turns out to be a nephew of one of the lead­ers of this orga­ni­za­tion, Stephen Lett. This is an issue that hits par­tic­u­lar­ly close to home since my own com­ing out.

All in all, it’s a scathing report. It reveals the Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness reli­gion (con­trary to what its mem­bers believe) to be a man-made and human-led orga­ni­za­tion with poli­cies and pro­ce­dures that cre­ate a ripe breed­ing ground for all types of abuse.

I’ve nev­er been hap­pi­er to have dis­tanced myself from this tox­ic orga­ni­za­tion. The lead­er­ship’s dog­mat­ic and arro­gant atti­tude has led to the ruin of count­less lives with­out even an apol­o­gy from the orga­ni­za­tion. Although thank­ful­ly, some vic­tims have won cas­es against the orga­ni­za­tion result­ing in a settlement.

Whether you’ve ever been a Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness or not, I rec­om­mend you watch the video.