To Lady Liberty: Thanks for your comments. Just when I think I've heard it all, the WT pulls something new. It reminds me of the fact that they say elders are appointed by Holy Spirit but when the elder goes bad, then he lost God's spirit and "Jehovah will bring it out". In fact, that's my wife's excuse. The local elders knew the JW who was working on my house was a pervert and never warned us. The rape of my child at nine years old is on the heads of the elders AND my wife. I told her I will never forgive her. It's not so much that she slipped up in not keeping the guy away from my daughter, it's her adament and unyielding defense that this is still the truth and Jehovah will remove the "bad elders in his due time". I'm Sicilian and I don't wait for God or anyone else. If I could get away with it, I know three elders, one Circuit Overseer (he knew as well) and the pervert who would be killed. Due to this tragedy, I no longer believe in God at all and I will never change my mind. I know many who will say that it's just the WT and not God, but I can no longer buy that reasoning. I mean no offense to those of you who are still believers.
It appears to me that the dozens of elders who were appointed and were already pedophiles could not have been by Holy Spirit (unless that spirit makes mistakes, which they will not admit to.) So they've painted themselves into a corner. Having a degree in Psychology, I now understand how most of this all came about. But that's a topic for my next book, not for now. So my reasoning is: If we can't trust the Holy Spirit any longer because it approves of men who are already ongoing perverts, how can we trust it to appoint anyone, or to guide the GB? And we certainly can't trust it to bring out this issue of child abuse. This just convinces me all the more that elders are appointed simply by other humans and not from God, his angels, or this "holy spirit". Going by the amount of elders/servants/pioneers that are pedophiles, the holy spirit doesn't seem to have a very good batting average, does it?? It should be 100% but it is not.
A few other figures might interest some here. One out of every six females will be molested before they turn 18 years old. One out of three women will be molested or raped during their lifetime. And the number of those who know their attacker is about 95%. This includes parents, relatives, siblings, clergy, teachers, doctors, and anyone else that a sane person would assume would be safe to have their child be with them. Why doesn't the WT mention "clergy" when they warn about child abuse? I mean THEIR clergy. They surely don't lose any time attacking the Catholic Church because of its record concerning child abuse. Why don't they trumpet their OWN pedophiles with as large of headlines in the WT and the Awake as they do other religions?? They are hypocrites. Revelation is quite plain in describing what will happen to people like this. What makes this all the more sickening is that they not only molest children, they DF anyone who blows the whistle on them. At least the Catholic Church doesn't excommunicate those who write about the Church's record of child abuse.
It boils down to this. Keep quiet and you get to keep your family. Tell the police and warn other parents and you lose your children and wife. I no longer care about my wife and am divorcing her. I never thought I'd feel this way, but I've lost respect for her and her moral standards. I will never understand how a mother could defend the very men who could have warned us in time about the pervert who molested my only child. She left me because I questioned and criticized the WT. She took our daughter with her. They won't talk to me. I may not see my daughter get married and I might never see my grandchildren. This is the price I paid for doing the right thing and warning others.
Lady Liberty, I also liked the point about Jehovah's ability to bring it out. Why is he waiting?? Is he not stronger than Satan? According to my wife and the elders, the holy spirit wasted no time in uncovering my "apostasy" and getting me in front of a judicial committee. Now why doesn't that spirit do something to protect future victims?
My only solace is that I can now write a book about what happened and hopefully get the attention of the media so that others can be warned. I hope I live long enough to see the WT totally destroyed and all the buildings bought by other people. Peace to all.