A racial stereotype, no matter how complimentary, is a racial stereotype nonetheless — and no race would revel in the false insinuation that they are prone to being gullible or easily manipulated.
February 8thpp. The above excerpt is taken from The Golden Age, July 25thpage Rutherford, who enjoyed his liquor, spoke of "sobering the southern negro" in an article against prohibition. This three-and-a-half page rant, penned under the name of J. Did they agree with him?
Like many of the excerpts reproduced above, if this quote appeared in a modern Watchtower magazine there would be understandable outcry. The Lord Jesus was pleased, and in he pronounced that faithful approved slave class happy. You may read it for yourself.
One would like to think of the Society as being at the forefront of condemning fascist governments such as the one inflicted on the German people by the diabolical tyrant, Adolf Hitler.
It seems that, as respects this incident, everything boiled down to humility. Put simply, the Watch Tower Society claims that Jesus Christ selected the Bible Students, led by Russell and Rutherford respectively, as representatives of his earthly organization in This was the printed response: It raised public awareness of the awful practice — surely an extremely noble and laudable cause in the minds of any genuine Christian.
They were already in the grips of a lengthy period of persecution, thanks largely to the provocative and sensationalist writings of the man who stood before them.
Unbeknownst to them, this persecution would only get worse, and claim the lives of many of them. Obviously, the Society is cleverer than that! In Januaryduring a screening of the Photodrama of Creation at The Temple, West 63rd Street, a number of negro audience members were segregated from their white counterparts and made to sit separately on the balcony of the auditorium.
Perhaps you have too. Can we not wait upon Jehovah to avenge the wrongs we suffer now? It seems inconceivable that Jesus Christ would recruit such a narrow-minded organization to represent him based on what they were writing at the time on matters of race.
If the leadership were to claim no special standing before God, and could humbly admit to and take responsibility for ALL of its former indiscretions, that would be one thing.
After all, the Golden Age ceased to be printed many decades ago! Their race is meek and teachable, and from it comes a high percentage of the theocratic increase. It seems that Russell was quite picky when it came to who could serve in this privileged capacity on behalf of the Society.
The first issue was dated October 1, Most Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the Watch Tower Society is completely beyond reproach when it comes to issues surrounding racism and racial equality.Download