What exactly is the controversy here?
No controversy per se.
There's no secret as to how RF came to be DF. What JJ disclosed is Old Light, whether or not he had grasped that. The apostate community knew this three decades ago.
What, taking JJ at his word, is New Light is that one of the Filthy Swine Class who carried out the Spiritual Murder has admitted to what we knew happened anyway.
And later JJ revealed he has begun to atone for all his own appalling spiritual crimes. He carried out an act of repentance and contrition.
And that is good. Very good. Well done, JJ. But it is just a start to your rehabilitation and acceptance into the race of decent human beings. I am sure there were many more evil things that you did while in the Borg, were there not?
The following does not apply to JJ, who showed he has a heart:
So many ex-Elders of the Filth and ex-Filth Class here believe that when they leave the Borg, voluntarily or kicked out, that is some great achievement and that is commendable.
Only when they have gone around to all those ex-jWs they have personally wronged, and literally and figuratively licked their boots and begged for forgivance, would they have my forgiveness. Well, at least all those still living who they can reasonably find.
Even if they had acted in good faith, this action is necessary. Both for justice, compassion and for their own mental and spiritual healing.
One allows a grace period as their eyes gradually open to their own deep and heinous crimes. After this grace period of a few years, if they do not start the apologizing, I classify such unrepentant ex-Elders as Spiritual Pedophiles, and treat them with the respect they deserve.
I leave it to you to assess how much respect that is.
I am proud to say I have brought considerable misery into the lives of more than a few ex-Elders who did not repent, and who found that lists of their filthy spiritual crimes and lunacies while they were within the Borg were published in their local communities. Even merely along the lines of "This is what XYZ used to believe in, and punish others who stopped believing in ..." followed by a long list of WTS idiocies.
If one of these evil ones committed suicide as a result, I would laugh.
Vengeance is mine. In this, I have no sin, and I shall cast the first, the second and the last stone.
("I Disfellowshiped the G.B." Class)