The child sex abuse royal commission will hold a public hearing into
controversial Christian group the Jehovah's Witnesses, next month.
The public hearing will be streamed live to the public via webcast on the Royal Commission’s website.
I think it would make a much bigger impact on current J-dubs if they had
to watch a branch rep (or similar) try to explain and defend the WT's
policies in front of a TV camera.
I wonder which high ranking Watchtower official will refuse to appear this time.
Think of Gerrit Losch's refusal to comply with a court order to appear in the recent Jose Lopez case in San Diego, using the lame excuse "I don't answer to Watchtower."
More importantly he was, at the same time, refusing to comply with the Bible...
But when they bring YOU in before public assemblies and government officials and authorities, do not become anxious about how or what YOU will speak in defense or what YOU will say; 12 for the holy spirit will teach YOU in that very hour the things YOU ought to say.” Luke 12:12
These men (G.B.) would tell Jehovah's Witnesses that they must "take every opportunity to give a thorough witness," while cowering themselves when they have an opportunity to do just that.
The Governing Body's lack of public participation in child molesting issues tells me that Watchtower officials don't really believe they are 'guided by holy spirit' at all.
This fact alone should be an eye opener for sincere Jehovah's Witnesses everywhere.