"They (WT) took me out of context", Gail Bethea-Jackson video

by Fatfreek 155 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Fatfreek

    This is too important to bury within an old thread. That thread hashed over several items of interest which you may want to read by way of a refresher:

    A few of them:
    Is Gail Bethea-Jackson truly a doctor as the Watchtower site claims?
    When was the video made and under what circumstances?
    Is she one of Jehovah's Witnesses?

    I found it important to note that Bethea-Jackson denies being a "Dr." as claimed on the Watchtower site, appears forthright, and is understandably offended at being misused by a former colleague and friend who was, at that time, one of Jehovah's Witnesses. [The inside address of her letter is a matter of public record, however I purposefully blurred her phone number. The phone number of her clinic is a matter of public record and can be found in the above thread or by using an internet search tool.]

    I received her letter (see below) today in response to my following letter:

    "Forgive me, please, if you’ve already been approached numerous times about a certain older video in which you appear to be speaking on behalf of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

    The video and transcript is posted here :

    Their posted transcript of the video follows:

    I don't think, 18 or 20 years ago, we knew much of anything about
    pedophiles. It wasn't really looked at as a criminal matter. We didn't
    publicize it as being an act that needed some criminal intervention, so to
    speak. We didn't look at it ... or it wasn't ... people didn't have the body
    of knowledge 18 or 20 years ago to say that this is something that will
    harm your child emotionally, if you don't address it. Parents didn't know
    the seriousness, 18 or 20 years ago, and the long-term effects. And as
    people document the work that they've done, some successes and their
    failures, that some of that early work did not get to the public. I mean, it
    was in some New England journal somewhere. But certainly it was in the
    process of being looked at and studied. That information was not released.
    We weren't taught that in school. I went to one of the most prestigious
    social-work schools, at that time, in the country and in all of my studying,
    we didn't have a course in child abuse.

    As I watch the video, it appears to my untrained eye that it may be quite old. Would you be so kind as to confirm approximately when this video was done?


    Leonard R. Miller"

    Her letter, in response:

    Page 2

  • AlmostAtheist

    THANK YOU! Well done!

    Show of hands, how many are surprised to find the Watchtower took her comments out of context? :-)

    So glad to have the confirmation on it!



    FatFreak..Bravo..ApplauseApplauseApplause.....................Laughing Mutley...OUTLAW

  • purplesofa


    that is so awesome!!!

  • orbison11

    right on!

    excellent work young man:)


  • truthsearcher

    No surprise to me! As soon as I heard her comments, I thought "No way a professional who is working in the abuse field is going to make statements like this! Something is not right here."

    Does anyone still insist on the integrity of the Witnesses?

  • restrangled

    FF Well done!!! Excellent job!!! There is no substitute for common sense.

    R's Hubby

  • candidlynuts

    a prime example of how the powers that be at the watchtower society seem to misquote or misrepresent people to fit their agenda. absolutely their integrity is very much in question.

    thanks for posting the letter FF

  • purplesofa

    Thank you for this,

    With Kerry Louderback-Woods paper and the NBC nightly news airing of Barbara Andersons work, the WT's reply

    I am going to work up another presentation for my Mom.

    Thanks FF, sorry McFadden did not get the H trophey!


  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee
    integrity of the Witnesses

    Do those two words belong in the same sentence?

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