I saw a comment on the Internet that says you are apostates. Is this true?
Emphatically, no! From time to time a certain disgruntled customer, or someone who just has "a bone to pick" with our company has spread slanderous emails or posted comments that we are "apostates." Our policy is to not respond to such accusers directly, as they themselves might turn out to be apostate. Usually, the content of such comments is self-evident that the accusations are fabrications. Perhaps he or she may refer to the reputation of supposed employees who are people that have nothing to do with our company. Or they may misquote Watchtower articles. We believe that our own reputation precedes us. Of Jesus, the opposers said he was "A man gluttonous and given to drinking wine, a friend of tax collectors and sinners." Our response to these accusations is the same as Jesus': "Wisdom is proved righteous by its works." (Matthew 11:19)
If you are still perplexed you are welcome to contact us for a more in-depth rebuttal.
As we are a popular company, we are the target of such attacks from time to time. In order to avoid needless anxiety, this is exactly why we never give out our personal information, such as names of the congregations where our various employees serve. We have learned the hard way that giving out such private data to strangers, can be detrimental to ours and our families privacy and safety. There are people out there who would like to harass us, and we cannot know the difference between an email from a stranger who is "well-meaning" and one that is not.
w02 11/15 pp. 14-19: Slander is a false report intended to damage another person’s reputation. Such talk is malicious and ungodly. God therefore told the Israelites: “You must not go around spreading slander among your people.” — Leviticus 19:16.
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