Which should be shared with an active JW sexual abuse survivor?

by Illuminated 3 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Illuminated

    Hello everyone,

    This is involving a loved one who's a survivor of child sexual abuse who's life has been ripped apart by the WTS.

    I'll reword "survivor" to victim as he has gone in and out several times and is in currently. The offender is still a good standing JW yet in a different congregation.He was disfellowshipped in his teens by the way, so it's harmed him even more psychologically.

    Which will have more of an impact in helping him realize the issue is coming from the top where they are intentionally hiding it?

    Recent dateline video: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/jehovahs-witness-takes-church-sex-abuse-allegations-29605945

    PBS video/using the first Amendment to justify their policy: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/leaders-jehovahs-witnesses-cover-child-sex-abuse/

    This article about the victim being kicked out yet the pedophile remaining in: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/jehovah-cult-kicked-out---8891636


    This video about JW's laughing and not taking sexual abuse seriously: http://jwvictims.org/2013/11/23/jehovahs-witnesses-caught-laughing-at-child-rape-accusers/

    I've had a few helpful suggestions via pm's so far and would like to hear more thoughts.

    Thank you.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Just shared the link with still-in Witnesses.

    All Witnesses should be alerted to such info - because the Org wants it hidden!

  • flipper

    ILLUMINATED- Good thread. Thanks for providing those links ! I feel the ABC Nightline and PBS Newhour links were really great to show people the lack of responsibility from WT leaders as it showed how irresponsible the elders and WT representatives were on the witness stands in court with actual video footage of their testimonies.

    As you and I have chatted on the phone- I feel if you showed him excerpts from the October 2012 confidential WT Society letter to the elders about how they DO appoint former child molesters as elders or ministerial servants - it's right there in writing in instructions from WT leaders to elders - it will show him how irresponsible WT leaders are. As opposed to the information given out in a 1997 WT where all the rank & file JW's read that child molesters are never appointed as elders or ministerial servants. So it shows the GB and WT leaders lie to the rank & file JW's and give OTHER instructions to elders in secret communications which most every JW will never read or hear about. I feel this may have an impact if you show him. If he's open enough to accept it. Good luck to you ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper

  • Illuminated

    The amount of new information that's coming out on a weekly basis it seems is quiet overwhelming. The most disturbing part of it is WT talking from two sides of their mouth. That in itself proves to me they know absolutely what they are doing, and it's clearly self serving versus actually caring about the average rank and file. Like a two faced villain you'd see in a movie.

    Thank you for your comments.. At this point what's most important is his awareness/Knowledge of what's truly happening. That these villains are not on his side. Then it's up to him what he does with it. From my end, the key is getting him to watch at least one of the videos. I will send the letter as well.

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