Steve it isn't just Dr. Applewhite and Jehovahs witnesses who are about money.....the commission lawyers have to get paid too
Money makes the world go round (but at what cost particularly at what human cost when child abuse is the issue?) sobering isn't it?
I have no argument with expert witnesses and lawyers being paid - and I don't think I ever called into question a standard pay for service arrangement.
What I did comment on - albeit indirectly - was Dr Applewhite's status as a paid expert witness for the Watchtower Society even though she is an avowed Catholic who has been an expert witness for her own religion. Given the decades-long disdain with which the organization has held the Catholic Church and entreated people to get out of "her" (Babylon the Great), the organization has no compunction in paying a member of that Church to provide expert testimony about the organization's policies and practices.
Remember the Scripture that says to all those who have been given much, much is expected. In this instance, the organization has boldly held itself up as spiritually and morally clean and the sole beneficiary of dispenser of truth out of all groups on earth.
The organization's willingness to hire an expert witness from another religion - a religion that has also been caught in the crossfire of child abuse scandals - suggests that the organization's claims are pretty hollow. What ever happened to its standards? Remember, it is not ex-witnesses making these claims and thenunfairly criticizing the organization.
How would the average Jehovah's Witness feel about donated funds being paid by the GB to expert witnesses from the Catholic Church?