I know I said I wouldn't post here again because of the way I made everyone upset over AlanF,but I thought you all might want to know what took place and I do need some advice.
Yesterday I took a little time out to talk with Jehovah's Witnesses. At first they were more than happy to answer my questions. However, when I began asking questions about child molestings going unreported, their attitudes completely changed. They became very nervous (oh by the way there were three of them) I noticed one would not look at me in my eyes, (this tends to happen when suspects are guilty of something or wanting to hide things,) The one they referred to as the "brother" began stuttering. He said, it was all lies that apostates put out to make the Jehovah's Witnesses look bad because they had been removed for wrong doings. I explained to him that these stories came from those looking for help for the sexual abuse they suffered. He exact words "those people are put up to talking this way because of being influenced by apostates their stories are untrue"
I asked him how did he know the stories were untrue and did he investigate any of the allegations put foward..He told me he was sure the elders of those congregations (churches) have investigated the problems they were most likely proven as liars this is why they are now attacking the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Okay I can see he's in some kind of denial so I didn't see any reason to any further. Instead I told him I would be speaking with members of his church. Right away he stands up and says "The members are not bond by law to answer your quetions without a lawer" My reply was " do you feel you need lawers?"
I noticed the women became very quiet. Of course not, he said, we feel it's best you ask these questions to Elders because they are better qualified to answer your questions he told me. I asked him for the names of members of his church He said he didn't keep a list of names. I said, you do keep a list and pulled out information I collected off line about a card showing they keep records on every memeber. He was surprised. He again said, I should speak with the elders of the church..
Today at work (which is where i better go before i get introuble) My cheif called me into his office asking me about an "investigation" being done by the police department. He apparently received a call from some lawers representing the Jws. I had to explain eveything from the beginning and I added I was doing this on my time off or my own time. He laughed at the thought of Jws being investigated for scandle. And added "make sure it's on your own time".
Here's the advice I am asking for: I checked my voice mail I have been invited to a meeting at the church of Jehovah's Witnesses where they say they will answer all my questions but, they want a list up front of what questions I will ask. And a list of questions I will ask the members of the church. All of you know what to expect in cases like this. The question is: should i give the list or not. What would do with the list, give it to their lawers? What should i expect?
Thanks again talk with you all in a minute. Going back to work..