Wonderful article Cedars. You sure have a way with words.
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I was reading your article and all of a sudden there was a photo of Joe and me. You were right on the money in your description of me in regards to my attitude about WT's negligence of children. Joe feels equally strong about this as I do.
BTW, he's my support in all I do and when it comes to elder expertise he's right on. We try to be fair to our former friends at headquarters, many times trying to give them the benefit of the doubt in this mess, but they really have no excuse for the very stubborn belief that obedience to certain scriptures in the Bible is more important than the lives of children. It's easy to see why the "James" book had to go because it just didn't fit in with the beliefs of the cloistered men of the WT who love their insulated lives more than they do the flock’s well-being.
Thanks Cedars for being out there somewhere with pen in hand doing your thing too.