Lunacy? Yes. Insanity? Without a doubt. Hypocritical? No question.
The view that mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse would solve everything, is probably the most Watchtarded thing I have heard for some time. In fact, it's disgusting.
So Geoffrey Jackson, one of Jesus' brothers, one of the "shepherds of shepherds" feel that if the Austrailian government want the WTBTS to report child sexual abuse allegations, they they should make a law. In other words, "We will do it if you say we have to."
This should be a HUGE WTF?? for all JWs. WHY?
The WTBTS official doctrine ( based on God's word ) is to obey the Superior Authorities unless they are asked to break God's laws. Got that??
Jackson was basically saying that the WTBTS would report if the Superior Authorities had not dropped the ball and neglected to make reporting mandatory. This is madness.
The WTBTS, the one true religion in all of human history, will comply with a request that does not break God's laws, but only if the Superior Authorities make a law about mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse. WTF?!?!?
So the future leaders of the f***ing UNIVERSE have no problem doing what is right...IF YOU MAKE THEM.
Let's follow the bible-based logic for a moment. The WTBTS can obey a law that demands the mandatory reporting of child abuse. This must mean that such a law does not violate God's law. By extension, complying with mandatory reporting cannot conflict or trumps clergy/penitent confidentiality. Therefore, refusing to report and using clergy/penitent confidentiality as an excuse is not valid; otherwise Jackson could not approve of mandatory reporting, unless he has no issues complying with laws that break God's laws.