Interesting excerpt from an article on BBC news regarding the Catrholic church and their sex abuse scandal. How much of this also applies to the Watchtower Society?
The [America-Catholic based] editorial says there is a need for a new system for investigating allegations of sexual abuse.
It says no professional group is good at policing itself. And it is even more difficult for the clergy, not only because they are investigating their brothers, but also because their whole training urges them towards forgiveness, rather than punishment.
"The bishops, even those who have done the right thing, now have no credibility in policing the clergy," it says.
"No one will trust a clean bill of health given by a clerical board."
What is needed, says the magazine, is an independent lay board in each diocese empowered to investigate every allegation against a priest or church employee.
"Only such a board could credibly clear priests falsely accused of a crime," it says.
Could you imagine the Watchtower allowing a policing board to watch over its elders? LOL