I've spoken to several people regarding the catholic churches child abuse scandals. I always bring up the issue as it pertains to JW's as well. The comment that seems to end such discussions is something along the lines of:
"At least they are now making changes, correcting situation, etc."
Which, of course, is exactly wrong in the case of JW's.
Yes, the Catholic Church has been fairly open in it's dialogue regarding both the problems and the solutions. But absolutely NOTHING has changed in the JW policies.
But because the two are linked in many peoples minds, they fail to realize the radical differences in the response of both churches. They simply lump the two together, and assume what is being reported most broadly -- the catholics -- is reflective of what is happening across the board.
WE know that isn't true, but will anyone else realize this before the issue becomes a media dodo bird?