What a powerful article. I forwarded the link on to family and friends. This should be exposed in the same way that pedophilia in catholicisim was and is to an excent. I applaued Barbara Anderson and all those brave souls at Silent Lambs, who either support, or have exposed these monsters either through telling their tales or reporting them to the PROPER authorities.
I'm just amazed that they would shelter these perverts...what the heck is wrong with them?! How can you turn a blind eye to anyone suffering, let alone the silent suffering of a child?! I mean, Jeeze, we were trapped in one fashion or another in the religion, but to be doubly trapped through not only mind control but rape and fear of exposure?! What bastards!
(Slightly on a tangent, but trust me I do have a point somewhere in this post.)
I was molested once, as a young girl by my grandmother's neighbor (my childhood friend's grandfather.) I was 6 years old. He gave me silver for it too...It was a couple of days before my birthday. I never said a word to my parents, because even then, I as a small child being shown the witness thoughtspeak, saw that it was my fault, cause I went to his house by myself to get some money for my birthday, in secret cause my parents would be upset if they knew I got a birthday present.
So I wonder, how many children never even speak up at all, even to their own parents? How many rationalize it, and turn it into their own faults as I did? Fear, Fear, Fear! It has GOT to STOP!
I tell everyone I know who asks me about the Jehovah's Witnesses, all about their covering up of this problem. That and the loving behavior that is portrayed through the generous and thoughtful method of shunning. What the he// were my parents thinking?!
of the "Ain't that some Sh!t" class