Your opinion is that in states where the law doesn't require clergy to report abuse to authorities, abuse simply isn't the WTS' problem? Are you REALLY saying this? Clergy should ONLY report if they happen to live in a state where it is required? In other states they have no responsibility? By the way, this is NOT a PAST policy of the Borg. It is CURRENT. They ONLY report in states where it is required by law. Anywhere else, they cover it up as best they can to protect themselves both legally and reputation-wise.
It is disgusting. Ecclesiastical Immunity is disgusting. It doesn't matter if the WTS originated it or not;
Where the law does not require reporting abuse to authorities, it does not mean it is "optional" from a legal standpoint. Clergy-penitent privilege and ecclesiastical privilege, is an application of the principle of privileged communication that protects the contents of communications between a member of the clergy and a penitent, who shares information in confidence. The earliest and most influential case acknowledging the priest-penitent privilege was People v. Phillips, where the Court of General Sessions of the City of New York refused to compel a priest to testify or face criminal punishment. The Court opined: "It is essential to the free exercise of a religion, that its ordinances should be administered - that its ceremonies as well as its essentials should be protected. Secrecy is of the essence of penance. The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed: To decide that the minister shall promulgate what he receives in confession, is to declare that there shall be no penance..." In twenty-five states, the clergyman-communicant statutory privilege does not clearly indicate who holds the privilege. In seventeen states, the penitent's right to hold the privilege is clearly stated. In only six states, both a penitent and a member of the clergy are expressly allowed by the statute to hold the privilege.
IMO It would be wrong for any clergy member to compromise that confidentiality, and it would open them to lawsuits for breach of trust (and rightly so). If you don't like the law as it is written where you live, quit complaining here (that won't change a thing) and get off your butt and work to change the law. But it is not the fault of the WTS, the Catholic Church, or any other religious group.