Steve2 That's right.
She had her tablet out and was trying to get me to read an article by the society. It was a self indulgent and self righteous piece of work. I did read it at her insistence for she is my sister and I do love her........still. After all the self righteous slights she has sent my way.
I read this societies take on child abuse and how wonderful they thought they were. After, I showed her how cunning the wording was. For example, it said that ....."in countries where it is law, enforcible law, that anyone working in tandem with children, teaching or overseeing in any way.... must have a Working With Children Card..". This showed that the society would not willingly set up a system of careful vetting of known sex offenders or those who were acting suspiciously. Not on their own anyway. No, this would be tantamount to a dirtying of their pristine view of "them", as opposed to the rest of the dirty, rotten, filthy, worldly people outside of their paradise like religion.
I didn't get far, I was speaking and she was talking over me...........Defending God's organization. That is exactly how she was ranting. She lost her temper, not me. She was so angry she was spluttering in my face. She had lost her temper and I saw she hated me at that moment. It's not the first time I have seen this on JW faces either.
The article did some more waffle about how the society hates child abuse. It was as though, if they threw in as many sentences as they could about how they hate abuse and don't condone it. They could feel very clean and godly, even though they had cases hidden from the average rank and file.
In trying to point out to her that,...." this is a criminal action and not one of sin". She became totally unreasonable, completely out of control. I tell you, it was awful trying to get past her and down the stairs as she blocked my way, forcing this tablet with the WT material in my face.
I told her I was going through something at the moment....my daughters case.....but she didn't want to know. She wanted to force me into saying that the org was perfect and that all the other religions were evil nests for sexual abuse. I pushed past her, she was calling out names to my retreating back. They were not nice sounding names either. I knew I was right but I was shaking with some sort of emotion as I tried to get the car going and get home to my safe haven.
Her husband who is equally strong in this religion, spends a lot of time trying to discredit any abuse claim that he comes across re...the WTBTS. It's his mission to make woman liars first, then castigate all boys or men who have suffered....... to be sick deranged little boys who fantasized about a none existent abuse..".In this way, they find an excuse to be homosexuals at worst, or anti Jehovah...equally worse... All the world is a liar according to these witnesses who happen to be family.
The society is terribly concerned about how public this ugly expose of their wrongs will become. It has enjoyed so many wins in the past. It glowed with self approval and conviction in their divine backing by God as they won case after case in the courts of law, it sought the right to have religious freedom and won.
Nowadays, the scene has changed and it is challenged to defend it's illegal and inhumane neglect toward children and any others who have been hurt. They don't like that. They don't brag as much in their magazines anymore. At least, not that I have seen online or in the ones that I have.
This is a strange time for them. It's a strange time for all of us.........It was very strange to have an elder and his wife turn up at my door two weeks ago and have him tell me about his sexual abuse....He was condemning it, but he was more about the "repentance" of the criminal than his own rights. My sister was exactly the same. She said that if a JW does such a thing toward a child.......they often repent and that is sufficient for the society. I tell the truth here, I really do.