Britain | Jehovah's Witnesses hushed up child sex scandal | July 16, 2013

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  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer


    Jesus Christ!!!

    So, in hindsight, we have a CHILD MOLESTER (Gordon Leighton) who let his wife hemorrhage to death rather than taking personal responsibility for okaying a blood transfusion after she gave birth to HIS child!!!

    Yea. Right. This God damned Watchtower religion is really bringing praise to “Jehovah’s” name alright!

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Every leader at Watchtower deserves to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. Every single one of them!

    More than 50,000 dead (available at

    Watchtower’s Governing Body and their underlings make me sick. They're criminals!

    Marvin Shilmer

  • Refriedtruth

    GO Bravo Marvin!

  • Gadget

    This is about 10 miles from me. Some of the names ring a bell, but only vaguely as its over 10 years since I left.

  • Oculos Aperire
    Oculos Aperire

    Reading this new story is akin to having a lobotomy in the centre of my forehead with a blunt chisel !! I'm speechless!!!

  • blondie

    Can it be confidential if three elders are involved and they report the information to WT headquarters?

    Catholic Church = 1 priest does not tell other priests and does not report it to Vatican????

  • Phizzy

    The Law in the U.K is quite plain on this, they got their barrister to make it sound different :

    From WIKI:

    The doctrine of priest-penitent privilege does not apply in English law as privileged communication is granted solely in the context of legal advice obtained from a professional adviser.

    In R v. Shaw (1834) 6 C& P 392, a witness who had taken an oath not to reveal a statement which had been made to him by the prisoner, was ordered to reveal it. "Everybody", said Mr. Justice Patteson, who tried the case, "except counsel and attorneys, is compellable to reveal what they may have heard."

    It was decided by the Court of King's Bench in a judgment delivered by Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke in the case of Middleton v. Croft that the Canons of 1603, though binding on the clergy, do not bind the laity. The reason for this is that though canons, in order to be valid must, as these did, receive the royal sanction, they are made in convocation, and, thus, without representation of the laity. Accordingly, if this canon infringed a right enjoyed by the lay subjects of the realm it would, seemingly, in as far as it did so, not be valid against them. Thus, a canon purporting to forbid clergymen from appearing as witnesses in any action which a subject might lawfully bring in the King's courts would, seemingly, be void as against the subject.

  • falseprophet
    Logan and Scott are still listed on the Charity Commission site as Trustees/Elders in that congregation.

    Simon Preyser is also still listed as a trustee but at Sunderland Roker, just a few miles up the road. Charity number 1067526 if you want to look it up.

  • cedars

    St George / falseprophet

    Simon Preyser is also still listed as a trustee but at Sunderland Roker, just a few miles up the road. Charity number 1067526 if you want to look it up.

    There could be any one of three reasons for this. (1) Preyser moved congs after the incident, (2) the charity records are not up to date, or (3) the incident involved two different congregations, and Preyser was drafted in to sit on the judicial committee in representation of the congregation from which the accusations eminated.


  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Very true cedars, it will be interesting to keep an eye on them anyway.

    The thing that amazed me though is that this has been going on for three years. So who has been footing the elders legal bill during this time? Or is that a silly question?



    Wow... PRIME, did you read this?

    ALL of this could have been avoided if the GB allowed total transparency in the "Christian" congregation. Also, limiting education within the ranks has added to this problem. They wanted untrained compliant Elders who follow a handbook, well they got 'em. I loved the part where the perv denies what he did to the Elders. Their interpretation ot the "two witness" rule is really working out.. I hope more victims come forward.

    Way to go Ministerial Servant selection process!! That system works wonders!!!

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