I appreciate all the responses. Good suggestions from you folks as well- thanks.
OUTLAW- Thanks bud. You bring out a really great point that with the JW's perching themselves in public places like parks with this JW cart thing- it's kind of like " open season " as you will with them inviting the public to come interact with them in a neutral zone or environment. So JW's have to be ready for whatever comes at them - and it may not be pleasant for them to have to suffer the embarrassment of their own WT organizations faults or crimes. But oh well- that's what they get for being in a destructive cult that does destructive things. It's different where they can't really run and hide- not like calling on people's doors and being able to just walk off of someone's property.
DING- Good point. If these Witnesses suffered what Candace did- I'm sure they would have been out of there and exited the organization as well. What bothered me with the Talkative Sisters response was her ASSUMING Candace couldn't be trusted due to being a former Witness - I approached it to this JW as insinuating that if Candace WAS a JW and got molested and reported it- would that make it more acceptable or hurt less ? I was trying to somehow SHAME this " sister " into seeing that Candace suffered pain even being an ex-JW as she would of as a JW . Trying to appeal to her authentic personality from the " having empathy " viewpoint. It DID make this " sister " take pause for sure.
LISA ROSE- Indeed- JW's aren't used to people approaching them being the bearer of information- they are used to disclosing information- not having someone disclose information TO them. They kind of freak out when they get to seeing they are NOT in the drivers seat with controlling the conversation. LOL.
OUBLIETTE- Good advice. Actually after I typed this thread when reading your response I kind of DID do what you suggested- I asked the older elder, " What do you mean by apostate information ? " I continued, " I got this information from the Internet and major News sites. " So I tried showing him the difference but talking to this guy was like talking to a brick wall.
PISTOFF- You are SO right. Their heads will never come out of their asses. It's so far up there it's coming out of their esophagus.
SPECTRE- Good point. They can't really run away as they had their JW cart . I kind of had a captive audience since they had to watch their carts to not miss counting any of their placements.
FINKELSTEIN- Good point you make that modern society VIEWS child abuse as a serious crime even though JW's and the WT Society try to minimize it as just a sin. Also good point that if the court systems found WT Society liable to pay out money to Candace and they aren't apostates- so the JW theory holds no weight whatsoever. Goes without saying.
FREEMINDFADE- Very true what you say. These JW's aren't just calling at homes anymore- they are putting themselves out in the public places - so people are going to voice their opinions and they need to be ready for that. If they aren't- then they shouldn't be out there.
MAGNUM- I agree with you. I think it's important to try to get JW's to think - sometimes next to impossible- but if we appeal to their authentic personalities about the evil of child abuse then perhaps we can cause a crack in their armor . I think that was happening with the two JW ladies- but not the man, he was pissed off royally. Probably because I was revealing things to these JW females that elders usually keep hidden. But they do go into " attack mode " towards us as alleged " apostates " before they even read what we have to share with them ! It's crazy weird.
STUCKINARUT2- JW's probably deny what the courts decide on by saying that " Satan controls the courts " - or something of that nature. But like the old saying in sports games goes - " Scoreboard . "
COMPOUND COMPLEX- I'm not sure if Candace was a baptized JW or not- however- even if she was not she had to be what they call an " approved associate " as a young girl to go out into the field service. So her parents were baptized and until after the walls caved in from the Kendrick molestation of her- they were an active JW family. So calling Candace a " former Witness " is completely accurate really if she was raised up in a JW family. Especially if she was going out in service. And attending meetings regularly, giving talks, etc