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Jehovah’s Witnesses leader encountered buying a haul of Scotch on a Sunday morning

Lloyd Evans revealed a surprising bit of video that came in from a tipster who had filmed a Jehovah’s Witnesses governing body member, Tony Morris, shopping for Macallan Scotch at a liquor store at 11 am on a Sunday morning in Ramsey, New Jersey.

Lloyd explains just how rare it is to run into a governing member in the wild at all, but to see him talking about various brands of whiskey and walking away with hundreds of dollars of booze was really something.

And of course, Lloyd’s take on it is priceless, showing a series of clips of Morris being imperious as a Watchtower official. We can’t wait to see if the governing body will have something to say about it.



Lloyd explains to us why what we’re seeing in this video should be pretty shocking to Jehovah’s Witnesses:

Apart from being a member of the Governing Body, Tony is a bethelite. As such, he is a member of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses, for which he took a vow of poverty when joining. Members of the order typically only make about $150 per month as a stipend, but here he is splashing nearly a grand on 12 bottles of booze. Then there’s the small matter of where this money has come from — most likely dedicated funds (unless he’s breaking the moonlighting rules) — which brings us to this video, produced by Tony and his cronies, which persuades kids to go without their ice cream money to donate to their case. And that’s before we even talk about the fact that alcoholism is a disfellowshipping offense for JWs.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 1, 2019 at 11:15

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Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He’s written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology’s harassment of Paulette Cooper titled ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ and more recently a compilation of his stories, ‘Battlefield Scientology.’ He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world, as well as other subjects such as Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can reach him by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT (Drop him a line if you’d like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.)


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