WOW!! This is eerily similar to what I wrote to my own BOE. I was accused of being disrespectful of the FDS/ arrangement, of course....
6. Social and financial burdens
.Congregation paints a doomsday picture of what it terms the "extremely burdensome" responsibility of protecting its members and their children from further acts of molestation by a known child molester in their Congregation. (NFC AOB 40.) The Congregation's scenario is highly exaggerated. The actual burden and can be summed up in three minor responsibilities:
(1) actually keep a "watchful eye" on the molester (which defendants claim was done anyway),
(2) don't send a known child molester out into church activities with a vulnerable child, and
(3) use the power Elder Abrahamson admitted he had to inform parents of the presence of a known child molester.
I believe that my BOE would actually do all three of these things, and do them well. The problem is that the BOE are duped into obeying the GB without question. I don't think my BOE is a bad, they simply cannot be trusted fully in their current state of mind. The elusive collective/ theological arrangement known as the GB and the Legal Department must shoulder most of the blame, IMO. Especially when you realize that this is not an isolated incident. The WTBTS refused to obey the law and comply with the Working With Children act in Victoria Australia!
Lurkers, ask yourself WHY??? WHY would the one true channel for salvation available to man, and the most humble, loving, most spiritually gifted collective of all human history, refuse to obey the law? Why would they argue that the 3 above mentioned requirements are " extremely burdensome." ?!?!?!?