I had an unnerving dream last night that my wife ( mrs. Flipper ) and I somehow attended a assembly at an open door public assembly hall. ( Which in real life wouldn't happen as we never attend . ) In the dream we started a conversation with a complete stranger , a JW man with his young family sitting there with him. It occurs to me in the dream that ANY complete stranger ( including child molesters ) could easily come walking into this public meeting , take a seat and try befriending parents with unsuspecting chldren. After waking from the dream I realized there is no check system in place. No checking of past court records of even MEMBERS like Life Is Too Short mentions. This organization is primed for having a pedophile problem due to the false impression people get that they are among so-called " safe " " brothers & sisters " . It's ridiculous there isn't more of a check system. I hope this Australia situation brings the perpetrators to justice and the WT society gets lots of negative media over this. It's the only way the public will know about it.
MAMALOVE - Your question, " Any families in the UK or US heard of JW's conversing about this ? " I highly doubt it. And THAT is a big part of the problem regarding child abuse worldwide in the JW organization. As Life Is Too Short mentioned, people are demonized or reprimanded or threatened with disfellowshipping in congregations if they reveal ANYTHING negative about unlawful child abuse happening within the JW organization. I mean - look what happened to Barbara Anderson & Bill Bowen years ago when they made their findings public. They got DFed. WT society doesn't WANT to protect children, they want to protect their pretend , false, illusionary goody two shoes image to not ONLY the public, but to their own JW members !
We are NOT dealing with a cleancut , above the board organization here folks . From the top down the Governing body, the WT legal team are ALL liable for aiding and abetting criminal felony child abuse which brings 50 to 100 year prison sentences to felonious child molesters. This is extremely serious. WT society's constantly trying to address child abuse as a SIN instead of a CRIME causing it to minimize and sweep under the rug crimes which should become public and on front pages of any newspapers.
JW DAUGHTER - Regarding YOUR questions , analyze them one by one.
1. What is their purpose ? To protect their financial holdings and keep the corporation business called the WT society floating at any cost or expense. And that includes hiding child abuse in order to avoid expensive payouts to JW victims or long court cases.
2. To make some new court case for seperation of church and state ? No, they don't care about that. They want to avoid ANY court cases that invlove having to pay settlements out of their billion $$$ empire. They don't want the bad publicity.
3. Don't children matter more ? No, not at all to the WT society. Children and women are viewed as slaves and are expendable.
4. Doesn't their integrity matter for ANYTHING ? No, it doesn't sadly. They would rather see their JW members suffer in Malawi, die from not getting needed blood transfusions , and watch children suffer from being molested - than to have that exposed in a public forum whereby the bad publicity may affect their financial holdings which now number in the billions . $$$$$ THAT is what their priorities are.
5. Stupid song as all of them, but I did learn the meaning of the word ( integrity ) - did anyone else ? Yes my friend YOU and I and all of us here learned the meaning of the word integrity . It's a big reason we LEFT the Jehovah's Witnesses and WT society in order to maintain our integrity and are now trying to expose the criminal organization for what it is - just that - a criminal organization. Peace out, Mr. Flipper