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Part of a series on: Jehovah's Witnesses >

Jehovah's Witnesses began capitalizing Governing Body as a proper noun in 1971;The Watchtower that year announced "The present Governing Body comprises eleven anointed witnesses of Jehovah." The original members of the 1971 Governing Body, all now deceased, are indicated in italics in the lists below.

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The following people are members of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses[7] (year appointed in parentheses):

Deceased

The following individuals were members of the Governing Body until death (years active in parentheses, including years as Watch Tower Society directors, informally identified as the "governing body" prior to 1971):

Resigned

The following individuals resigned or were asked to step down from their positions in the body (years active in parentheses):

 

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So... Almighty God Jehovah, Sovereign Lord of the Universe, decides that he is going to choose from among the anointed remnant of the 144,000 chosen ones who are to be Kings and Priests alongside Jesus Christ......

and he decides that this group of human beings should all have Northern European Caucasian (White) DNA, middle aged + Men who have never actually had to hold a job or provide for a family make decisions about what God's actual words meant in the Holy Scriptures and render decisions about 8,000,000 people earthwide below them and their FAMILIES.

If I were from Latin America or Asia I would be scratching my chin thinking.... What does God have against us?

Or if I was a Jew, I might think.... What does Jesus have against us Jews now? (ok... that one is easy) LOL

Jesus and Jehovah must love the Aryan races...

And before you point out the one black man in the group... let me remind you how far from actual African roots he is.... centuries removed. He is also the one who should have every woman on the planet scratching thier collective chins with this talk about thier brains:

 

http://www.jw-archive.org/post/93848932338/current-governing-body-member-samuel-herd-warning
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hello my name is james im an unbaptized publisher and am seeking baptism. but there r some rules that cause me sever hardship i find my organization is hurting me . i would find it nessasary to talk to somone of the governig body as it is somthibg ony they can change so please sir i am from the delpaso heights congragation in sacramento calif u can reach me at 209 420 8802 please as my baptsm is important to me.. thank you

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