The Watchtower Society collects and stores a variety of records regarding its followers which are retained even after a member requests to be no longer considered a Jehovah’s Witness. Included are publisher report cards, pioneer applications, and letters to the body of elders when a person moves congregation. In particular, records of judicial committee cases are stored regarding the investigation and discipline of “sins”. This account is divided into two parts. The first details the lengthy process I undertook to gain access to my personal records from Bethel, including scans of the legal correspondence. The second part includes scans of the information Bethel holds on file, with a brief description of the background behind each form or letter.
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And, to a fellow ex-Witness turned atheist blogger, Moxie, best wishes to you. Sorry for the bad news. (She knows why…) Luckily, you have a lot of friends online to help you get through the tough times. For everyone else, if you’re a former Jehovah’s Witness and haven’t been to Moxie’s ex-Witness site, check it out. There are plenty of new friends over there waiting for you.