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by LostinJapan 175 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • sparrowdown

    What does this mean for the JW judicial process?

    How could they not understand the ramifications of their internal "investigations" idiots!

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    Rodney Spinks "We have no issue with mandatory reporting."

    He keeps repeating the phrase "mandatory reporting" as if that's the only moral responsibility he has. He is better than the previous witnesses.

  • cha ching
    cha ching
    "We have NOT instructed the elders to report to the police" Right from the service desk mouth!
  • Listener

    Bombshell - because of their own internal process of JC's they are hiding known child abusers.

    The Commissioner told Spinks that because they make a detailed examination and have their own internal process of dealing with abuse cases, they have therefore made themselves responsible for the need to report. Spinks confirmed that they think it is the individual's right but the Commissioner pointed out that the elders themselves have made a decision as to whether a person is guilty or not and therefore have this responsibility of knowing that they have identified a criminal

    There are laws that deal with people who are hiding a criminal or are fully aware that there is a known criminal and they would clearly know if the abuser confessed.

  • Mephis

    Good point, The elders are all looking to the Service Desk as the answer, and the Service Desk is actually just giving them generic responses. Which may actually open them all to criminal sanctions as McClellan pointed out a few minutes ago. It's a very thin reed the local congregation elders are leaning on.

  • jwfacts
    The letter to elders has been explained to be lacking, because although it says not to prevent the abused going to the authorities, it does not explain when an elder should go to the authorities.
  • cha ching
    cha ching
    LIAR, LIAR... well Mr. Service deskman, how does it feel to be out in public, being cross examined, and not hidden behind your "desk initials"!!!
  • Mephis
    "Extreme and radical therapies". Like mindfulness because of meditation. This guy is glib and it's an absolute pleasure to see him squirm.
  • LostGeneration
    Along with what Mephis just stated wasn't the smackdown put on Yoga a few years back?? Because that is sooooo extreme!
  • sparrowdown

    He is having problems answering questions directly.

    He is like all "waffle, waffle, waffle, bs, more condascending waffle"

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