No it was not the WTBTS. It was the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Even dissention within a hierarchical organization cannot guarantee that the rights of individuals will be protected.
"The confidential records filed in a lawsuit against the archdiocese disclose how the church handled abuse allegations for decades and also reveal dissent from a top Mahony aide who criticized his superiors for covering up allegations of abuse rather than protecting children."
So why write this thread? How many members of JWN would care enough to write their political representatives to change tax/charity laws in their respective country for the next month? Instead of posting frequently on JWN, take an hour a week to write a representative for the next month.
Why aren't all tax exempt and charitible organizations required to protect children or lose their tax exempt or charitible status? All tax and charitible laws should have some societal requirements for tax exempt and charitiable organizations to encourage reporting felionious crimes to appropriate law enforcement authorities without violating existing privacy rights and to institute child protection policies. The Boy Scouts of America, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and Civil Air Patrol to name a few organizations have already institutied stringent child protection measures, because those organizations care more about protecting individuals instead of the image of the organization.
So what is your excuse? Are exJWs or visiting JWs, who believe in protecting children, able to organize and write their politicians to protect children? Is organizing exJWs and JWs to protect children like herding cats, as was stated in the thread "Would this work? Be honest. Brutal if necessary."
Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,