At a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention in Newburgh, New York last month, Governing Body member Anthony Morris III (who last year condemned skinny jeans and spanx) warned the audience that the Internet was a dangerous place because it just might shake their faith (1:53:10):
… and be careful on the Internet. We were talking about that this weekend with friends. Oh my word, how many times do we have to tell you, be careful?
You know, going here, going there, they’ll suck you in. Some of the stuff, it can seem so innocent. We’re just warning you. That’s all we can do — is admonish.
Stick with what we have authorized. You’ll be safe.
You wanna go out there? It’s at your spiritual risk.
Stick with what we have authorized… That’s the sort of thing you only expect to hear from a cult leader.
People who are telling the truth don’t have to fear outside information.
But these leaders are doing everything they can to keep followers inside of a bubble.
It’s just rare to hear them admit it so bluntly.
(Thanks to Tim for the link)