When a little girl is abused.....

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  • lisavegas420
    When any one of Jehovah's Witnesses is accused of an act of child abuse, the local congregation elders are expected to investigate. Two elders meet separately with the accused and the accuser to see what each says on the matter. If the accused denies the charge, the two elders may arrange for him and the victim to restate their position in each other's presence, with elders also there. If during that meeting the accused still denies the charges and there are no others who can substantiate them, the elders cannot take action within the congregation at that time. Why not? As a Bible-based organization, we must adhere to what the Scriptures say, namely, "No single witness should rise up against a man respecting any error or any sin . . . At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses the matter should stand good." (Deuteronomy 19:15) Jesus reaffirmed this principle as recorded at Matthew 18:15-17. However, if two persons are witnesses to separate incidents of the same kind of wrongdoing, their testimony may be deemed sufficient to take action.


    I don't start very many threads, I read way more than I post. But sometimes things just get to ya.

    Yesterday, I was privy to some information. A child age 9, being at the very best neglected, at the very worst, abused. (I work for a realestate company and some tenants in the rental property's called and complained about things they've seen and heard coming from another apartment.) I insisted the tenants called both the police and the social services, if that is indeed what is going on.

    Anyway....that was still on my mind this morning as I was surfing the net. And I checked out what would have happened if I was still a JW and something inapproiate was going on in my life currently and what their current thoughts are on this. The above is what I found.

    Which lead my mind to wonder....

    What???!!!! NO way...do they really expect a child,.... let's say a llittle 7-10 year old girl.... to repeat in the abusive parents presence and some strange uneducated men what happened to them?

    Who would expect a child to be able to do that?

    look at this face...how could you make her go before her abuser EVER again...EVER?

    (this is my granddaugher, and she's never been abused or neglected, (I heard her tell her friend that she had never been spanked or grounded, I guess that's true..she's just an really great kid......but look at that face of innocence) How could anyone cause a child more pain if they can prevent it?


    That's it...just sharing my thoughts....and a picture of my grand daughter...and thinking how good it feels to be free.


  • darth frosty
    darth frosty

    Yeah, kinda makes you want to take the buisness end of a hammer to their brains and straighten them out.

  • MissingLink

    Its an organization run by lawyers since Rutherford, not a loving god.

  • ex-nj-jw
    Yeah, kinda makes you want to take the buisness end of a hammer to their brains and straighten them out


  • WTWizard

    To see an innocent child abused regularly simply for not wanting to go to the Kingdumb Hell, not sitting still for hours at a time, or staying out for hours in field circus simply is not acceptable.

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    It's even worse than that.

    If the abuser is a parent then the child has to go home with an abuser that really has the upper hand. The victim now knows there ia no one who will listen and the abuse will get worse - the abuser will get payback for the victim's speaking out

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