No, you are not a victim of WT policy but you are a victim of a predator, a vile and despicable animal. The WT Society did not authorize or sanction that criminal act so you should not misrepresent the facts.
OK Let's say you know a man has killed someone. Somebody saw him do it. According to your reasoning you should do nothing. God will take care of it time. Then he is caught killing a second person. And again you sit back and do nothing. You have the information that given to the police could help arrest this person and stop his killing spree.. And then you find out he has killed a third person.
At what point are you responsible for your silence and this person continued his killing spree. In my mind your silence makes you an accessory to murder.
The one and only thing an abuser needs is your silence. That's it! Turn your head and do nothing. As long as you are silent, the abuses go on. And the WTS will tell you again and again they have a policy. Yup leave it in Jehovah's hands. In my family alone the same man sexually abused 3 children over a period of years.In 2 of the 3 cases their deaths can be directly linked to the abuses they experienced as children. The elders KNEW and could have stopped him. But they didn't. Their silence condemns them. Their silence sanctions the abuses to continue. That is what the WTS tells it's followers to do. It's up to God to deal with. We don't get involved.
Apostates would have you believe that the Society is so evil that it sends out people as criminals to engage in criminal behaviour but this is preposterous.
In relation to this issue I have never seen on this board or anywhere else that the WTS "sends out people as criminals to engage in criminal behaviour".
Where are Franz's comments on the WT policy or comments on this problem for as far as I know Franz does not post on this board or indeed on any other forum?
Franz's comments were posted by Amazing who interviewed Franz specifically to get his thoughts on this issue. So you will find them somewhere in Amazing's posts.
From whom should you demand the truth? The WT Society has been as open and transparent about this matter as is possible and appropriate because it may not be to your liking does not mean that the matter is as you describe.
They have done no such thing. Barbara Anderson and Bill Bowen tried for years to get the WTS to deal with this problem. The WTS stood its ground and refused to deal with it until it hit the media. The WTS has had elders go into courtrooms to support convicted child sex abusers and shunned the victims. Victims have been threated with disfellowshipping if they talk about the issue. There are dozens of stories on this site alone. It's not to my liking because silence or ineffective policies only supprt the abuser. If they were really open and transparent they would turn their list of over 23,000 accused abusers in to the authorities. As far as I know it was never turned over.
As I have said earlier nothing I will say will turn aside the satanic influence that apostates have over you but that is your problem and you have to work matters out for yourself and I hope that through prayer, study and associating with the God's people will help you to become spiritually restored.
"the satanic influence" Well sir if the support I have gotten here is satanic then I have no idea what you would call what I got from the WTS.
through prayer, study and associating with the God's people will help you to become spiritually restored.
Ah yes. That's what I've been told. I waited and studied and prayed and went to meetings and supported my elder husband (who abused me and our 2 children) For 40 years I have waited. For 32 years I waited before I read anything apostate. What you don't realize is the damge this did to me and to other survivors. That kind of damage cannot be undone with simply prayer, study and association.
I was a child. I depended on my mother for protection. I depended on the WTS and the elders to protect me. I depended on them to stop the abuse and help me to feel safe in my home and in my bed. Trust is a fragile thing. I have had it broken so many times. Telling me trust the WTS now is like telling me to stick my head back in the noose.
This does not mean I don't believe in God. But I don't believe the WTS has God's blessing. I cannot see that a loving God would allow so many children to suffer and then just tell them to wait.
I will not be engaging with any other posters except yourself on this subject in this forum because I find such a subject too painfull and abhorrent.
Yes it is painful. I feel the pain too. But I have spent the last 20 years speaking out about the issue of child sexual abuse. Joining my voice to the voices of so many others has made some changes. New laws have been made for the protection of children. Most colleges and universities have course about abuse to prepare counselors for working in this exremely emotional and draining field. After 42 years I still remember. I will never forget. And in spite of trying to push the memories and pain away (which never really worked) I found the path of recovery. TALKING. Speaking out. Not only for myself but for all those who cannot speak for themselves.
If people have an issue with the Society over such matters then they should pursue the matter directly with them because they have all of the facts at hand and are able to handle such inquiries with compassion and love as their usual practice.
If the issue was just the WTS then it would be easy to deal with them directly. But we have JWs who post here and continue to support the WT policies. You continue to support this policy.
JWs support those policies in spite of the many people here who say the policy doesn't work. And not only do we say it doesn't work we even tell you why it doesn't work.
It seems to me that in the last few years it has been the WT-branded-apostates that are forcing the WT to look at the problems within the org. That is truly sad. They had a chance to help my family. They failed the first time. They failed the second time. And they failed the third time.
And now 2 of those victims are dead. That's how well the WTS' policy works.