Our cause is to set people free. Jehovah's Witnesses are not the only victims. All world religions who claim to speak in God's name, will someday answer to the Most High.
Religious leaders who control the masses may or may not have good intentions. They may believe they are appointed by God, but if they have spoken in God's name, and their predictions have not come true, the Bible says they are false prophets.
Even if a prophet makes a mistake only one time, the Bible indicates we have no reason to listen to him ever again. It says, 'That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.' Deut. 18:21,22
The Bible also says what will happen to the false prophet. It's not pretty. Deut. 18:19,20; Thus, based on the scriptures, paying homage to any false prophet is inappropriate. God deserves all the glory. Psalm 44:8; Jude 1:25