Here's the judge who just fed an anonymous critic to JW's Watchtower on a platter - 2019-05-18
It's a happy headline at the San Francisco Chronicle: "Jehovah's Witness who posted criticisms on Reddit can remain anonymous, judge rules." But dig into the story and you find that the result is actually almost opposite of that headline, and it also reflects a judge who truly doesn't understand who she's dealing with.
Last month we brought up the legal case of an anonymous Jehovah's Witness who calls him or herself "Darkspilver," who is not a resident of the US, but who is being hunted down by the Jehovah's Witnesses organization, known as Watchtower, because of some criticisms they posted at Reddit.
As we've said before, these were very minor criticisms, essentially embarrassing Watchtower with some of its own published items. But Watchtower has taken the extraordinary step of using the federal courts in an attempt to get Darkspilver's identity.