I did not misread what was in the watchtwer. I quoted was was said of a person who "revealed" himself as a child molester. Under the heading, What of a Child Molester? The article states this also
" Depending on the law of the land where he lives, the molester may well h ave to serve a prison term or face other sanctions from the State. The congregation will not protect him from this."
Isn't hat real nice of the congregation? Not to protect the pedophile from going to jail if the State sentences he or she to serve time in prison for such a crime against CHILDREN? GET REAL! The congregation won't because they CAN"T !!! If they could, they would! It is very obvious by what they say they WILL do for this "weak brother" as you put it. They will ENCOURAGE him to take part in the theocratic ministry school and going door- to -door. Nice of them to send a KNOWN pedophile out to peoples houses in public. People that do NOT KNOW that he is a pedophile. ANd how dfo you think the victim in the Kingdom Hall feels, having to look at him and listen to him while he's up at the podium giving a speech in the Kingdom Hall?
Belive me, I DO HATE THE SIN. But how is the WBTS' "agressive policy to protect children" protecting them? HOW ! Someone has to keep these pedophiles away from children.
More from the article.....
"If he seems to be repentant, he will be encouraged to make spiritual progress, share in the field service, even have parts in the Theocratic Ministry School and nonteaching parts in the Service Meeting." ..... Experience has shown that such an adult may well molest other children. True, not every child molester repeats the sin, but many do.
Do you see anything at all wrong with this picture? They jsut said that they KNOW that MANY pedophiles MAY WELL MOLEST OTHER CHILDREN, and yet, this is what they consider doing for the protection of the children...Still fom the same article:
"For the protection of our children, a man known to have been a child molester does not qualify for a responsible position in the congregation. Moreover, he cannot be a pioneer or serve in any other special, full-time service."
Well how about that! What this means is that he will be encouraged to share in the field ministry, but not for as many hours that he would be able to hold the LABEL of a "full-time pioneer". Tell me please, how is that "for the protection of the children"? If I was the person's victim, I would pray that I'd NEVER see him at someones door.
I'll stop here because I'm very upset and I don';t want to take away from the thread about Connie Chung/CNN show If you wish to contiue this, start a new thread or e-mail me please. For now, I'm going to bed.
goodnight and sleep well.
Edited by - somebody on 14 August 2002 23:5:25