Geoffrey Jackson's unfailingly diplomatic responses during Friday's royal commission hearings have undoubtedly limited damage to the reputation of the JW organization - but I could never again imagine the Watchtower and Awake! magazines criticizing other religions over their responses to child sexual abuse within their parishes. Too close for comfort. The JW organization has little, if anything to feel proud about.
And how revealing that it has taken a secular investigative process to motivate the JW organization to reconsider its Old- Testament-heavy approach in responding to allegations of child sexual abuse within the organization.
Here's one of the earliest media stories of Day 8 of the Commission of Inquiry into Jehovah's Witnesses responses to child sexual abuse: