Haven't been able to post until now!
When you look into the eyes of the two young women who were on Connie Chung, there is no question they are telling the truth. My Witness mother said before it started, "Not that again." But afterwards, she said she believed the girls, adding, "The congregation will disfellowship that creep!" Mom goes, "The Elders believed you when you told!!" I said, "That's not a point. How could they not? Four victims in one household and the molester admits to it when comfronted."
Nevertheless, could I ever relate to their experiences! It all rang true. Provide help? What help? Poo pooing the experience. No comprehension of the crime, the trauma, the need for compassion to the victim sitting before them.
During the airing, my mother made comments two other times: "Why is he talking about this? He wasn't abused?" referring to Bill; and then, near the end, "I trust in Jehovah."
I believe that my mother's reaction is similar to many Witnesses if they watched the interview. They probably won't deny those girls were abused but will rationalize that isolated incidents are being used to make Jehovah's congregation look bad.
I hope more victims will come forward to share their stories. There is power in disclosure.