Truth is truth, especially in translation.
The history and the usage of the cross is well documented to be part of Satan's false religions.
It would be included in Jehovah's command, 'touch nothing unclean'.
"The cross, found in many cultures and religions of the world, is an ancient human symbol . . . It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization. There are many cross-shaped incisions in European cult caves, dating back to the earliest stages of human cultural development . . . Thus, various cross shaped symbols were used in different cultures not only for their ornamental value, but also with religious significance."
An honest person must ask themselves, "Would God use something he found detestable to represent his gift to mankind?"
Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words says:
"STAUROS....denotes, primarily, an upright pale or stake. On such malefactors ware nailed for execution. Both the noun and the verb stauroo, to fasten to a stake or pale, are originally to be distinguished from the ecclesiastical form of a two beamed cross."
Thus Vine tells us Jesus didn't die on the two beamed cross.
Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words has under the word Tree:
"2.XULON.....(b) of the Cross, the tree being the stauros, the upright pale or stake to which the Romans nailed those who were to be executed, Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Gal.3:13; 1 Pet.2:24;"
Again it was an upright pale or stake.
The evidence is overwhelming:
A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament, p819. E.W.Bullinger states:
"Used here[cross] for the stauros on which Jesus was crucified. Both words[stauros, xylon]disagree with the modern idea of a cross, with which we have become familiarized by pictures. The stauros was simply an upright pale or stake to which the Romans nailed those who were thus said to be crucified. Stauroo[the verb], merely to drive stakes. It never means two pieces of wood joining each other at any angle. Even the Latin word crux means a mere stake."
The Concordant Literal New Testament with the Keyword Concordance states:
"stauros STANDer: cross, an upright stake or pole, without any crosspiece, now, popularly, cross..."
Greek-English Keyword Concordance, Concordant Publishing Concern, 1983, 3rd printing of 6th edition of 1976 - pp. 63, 64.
"stauroo cause-STAND, crucify, drive a stake into the ground, fasten on a stake, impale, now by popular usage, crucify, though there was no crosspiece."
Jehovah's Witnesses are not belittling the act and sacrifice Jesus gave in our behalf.
We honor it by teaching truth, even in seemingly small things.
These are not 'the Watchtower scholars' but your own scholars who say this.
Again truth is truth. According to the eye witnesses, Jesus did not die on a cross, no matter how many times your bibles mistranslate the word.