It seems that Jehovah’s Witnesses have achieved a status within the pages of the New York Times, previously denied them.

In a New York Times Obituary regarding the death of a prominent Witness leader and corporate president, the newspaper described the organization as “a Christian denomination founded in the late 19th century.”

Well, at least they got the time of their origin right.

However, historically no Christian denomination has ever officially recognized Jehovah’s Witnesses as a “Christian denomination.”

Instead Witnesses have a long history of controversy and basic doctrinal differences with Christians.

Some Christians even consider the organization a “cult.”

The Witnesses reject Christian observances such as Christmas and Easter, as “pagan” holidays.

They have consistently remained outside of established Christianity and instead have chosen their own unique blend of religious beliefs.

Never mind.

The NY Times seems to think they are a “Christian denomination” without qualification, so it seems at least through the so-called “paper of record,” they have achieved a new status.

Note: A Newsday Obituary made the same mistake, reporting that the Witnesses are simply a “Christian group,” without making any further distinctions.

Doesn’t anyone at these papers proof or fact check the obituary section?


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