Note: I sent this e-mail to their contact mail address and now, I wish to make it public for it truly expresses my current thoughts!
A JW's thank you note... from Mexico!
First of all, let me tell you I am still one of Jehovah's Witnesses. With my [family], we're currently going through the "fading" process that was so accurately described throughout your public hearing (our families and friends are all within this church as you can probably imagine).
We're convinced this religion in which our parents raised us, is a "captive organization" as Mr. Stewart accurately described it.
Now, we are aware the scope of your investigation is aimed at this terrible child abuse issue; nevertheless, we wish to say THANK YOU for addressing many of the issues that Jehovah's Witnesses are forced to deal with.
During the hours you have devoted to analyzing, studying and exposing this organization, many of us have felt as if finally someone has been able to speak our minds and hearts!
Now, some former JWs and some who are still within might have their own agendas on what they think should've been remarked or pointed out to the various people who appeared before you during the past weeks; I actually wish to apologize in the name of those who might be saying they're displeased or disappointed (specifically with yesterday's hearing).
In my opinion, you did SUPERB but you have to understand that when you have been so affected by the rules and laws set forth by these types of religions, some people are eagerly waiting for a "safety valve", some sort of outlet for their emotions.
And well, I do not wish this e-mail to become my own "safety valve". I hope my latin origin and the fact that English is not my first language might excuse this rather long "thank you note"!
Please express my gratitude to Justice McClellan, Mr. Angus Stewart and the rest of the counselors and researchers who did such a great work on this case study 29.
We'll be looking forward to the outcome and hope that the light you have ignited in Australia will spread through all this organization so that those who decide to remain may at least have much better prospects!