When one of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is spotted at a liquor store located some 23 miles from Bethel, an unknown person captures it all on footage. It’s amazing when you think about the amount of liquor he’s purchasing. Imagine if a local brother in the congregation was caught purchasing the same amount of alcohol. If this brother was being considered for appointment to ministerial servant or elder, the local body of elders would no doubt halt the proceedings.
However, when one of the Governing Body is caught purchasing liquor, it’s no big deal. It’s not that the Jehovah’s Witness faith does not allow drinking. It’s the perception based on the amount of alcohol he was purchasing.
In this podcast, JT provides some insights on how drinking was viewed at Bethel.