To Rebel8: I think your points are very true. I also am in the field of psychology and less than one in 100,000 molesters ever change for life. I have a standing offer of $1,000 to any JW who was a child molester and changed forever after becoming a JW. NO ONE has collected yet and I doubt they will in my lifetime (I'm over 50). The JW's love to act as if there brand of "Christianity" and "counseling" can cure ANYTHING. They can't even cure themselves, so how can they fix others?
A very large percentage of child molesters among JW's are turning out to be elders. This brings up a very troubling issue. If elders are appointed by "holy spirit", I'm afraid I'd have to question the sanity of that "holy spirit" along with the WT's "god", Jehovah. I don't believe in any god, but if there is one, he has much explaining to do to me to convince me he's sane. I mean no disrespect to those who believe, but the Adam story and original sin, along with taking Satan's bet in the garden doesn't wash with me. These children are suffering. If I had 50 million molesters lined up, I'd shoot them all until my gun melted. I'd pay for the bullets. I know this doesn't sound rational, so that's why I won't treat a child molester. They are devious, lying, eternal perverts. I haven't met five in my career that truly wanted to change. And again, the poor children all suffer centuries of rape and torture while "God" thinks about it and when he might feel inclined to stop it. My challenge: YOU stop it NOW, or I WILL. The hard way.
The fact that this "brother" (read "disgusting piece of sewage") uses the word "mutual" only adds to his crime. What the goddamn hell can be mutual about masturbating with your daughter?? I realize that it's the technical term from a sexual point of view, but I suspect his feelings were more than proper dictionary definition. Here in Florida, abusers are published online and in newspapers mailed out to county residents. We can go online and see the abuser, his picture, physical description, address, background, the works. It's done as a warning. But although it's not done for revenge, if I were on a jury trying a father for killing one of these animals, you'd never get me to vote to convict the father. But this is another entire topic, the idea of society failing to give justice, so when is it my right to do it myself? And before anyone gets on his high horse and defends the judicial process, may I remind you that the Revolutionary War is considered "illegal" by many philosophers, as is the taking of Texas, the Phillipines, Cuba, and Florida. Many of these actions were not done "legally" in any world court. And the Panama Canal deal by T. Roosevelt? I rest my case.
People on Silent Lambs and Freeminds have asked what they can do. If you read the online newletters from these sites, the newspaper and/or columnist is often mentioned. Whenever I have contacted them, they have been happy to hear from an ex-JW so they can get the real "truth". Many times they have called Bethel and been given the typical JR Brown(oser) package of lies. If anyone wants names, email me directly to the link in the upper left corner. I'll return your email within a few days. I've also been in contact with the woman lawyer in Texas (Norris) and she might have ideas on how to hit the WT more in a way that will hurt them. Everyone's afraid of their money. But please remember they aren't trillionaires. They are dismissing Bethel workers and selling property. They clearly are hurting. Those of us who are out, combined with the media, have thousands of times more money and resources than the WT. They CAN be destroyed, at least financially and socially. They may survive underground, but ironically, that's where many of them are going to end up very soon.
Pardon my clear hatred of them, it has cost my family several hundred thousand dollars because my daughter was raped over ten years ago. I'm sure that loss would piss anyone off enough to want an end to these "people" and I don't care how. According to the Mosaic Law, they deserve to die. The WT often preaches gleefully that all of us will soon be gone. So I see no reason why I don't have the right to wish death on them. And if anyone ever hurt them, I'd look the other way. They are not the Good Samaritan, they are the Pharisees who walked past the victim. Silent Lambs and Freeminds are doing what is right.
To Randy: I respect you and your work very much. It can't be easy to balance this web site, finances, your personal life, and legal concerns in a way that produces such a quality web site. I'm a computer engineer and know how hard it is. You have my respect, as does every person on this board who has suffered due to the WT's insanity. Maybe some of us won't live long enough to see the end of the WT, but hopefully our children will. If you read the book "1984" and think about how Hitler ruled Germany, you can see a very close resemblance. Would anyone defend Hitler? Then we all know what to do about the WT. My best to all.