The Canadian branch of the religious sect Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and leader of Jehovah’s Witnesses, has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the creator of http://quotes.watchtower.ca/ web site, claiming their own Watchtower articles are “embarrassing” to the Watchtower itself. “As a result of his activities, the Plaintiffs [Watchtower Society] have suffered and will continue to suffer damages, including but not limited to loss of reputation and goodwill.
The lawsuit comes as a surprise to many as all of Watchtower’s texts are faithfully reprinted without commentary or criticism. The creator of Quotes web site stated “Yes, this is pretty amazing. “Confidential information”, indeed! I don’t recall it being labeled as such when I was delivering it to strangers homes!” Quotes is an ex-Jehovah witness.
The site itself is a great resource, and I am particularly fond of the footer:
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