If I were the WTS, I would be jumping up and down clapping and phoning Bill up to say "yes, yes ... we'll blame it all on Apostate Ray !!". Look - they get rid of silentlambs and apostates in one fell swoop !
Bill has repeatedly said that getting the Watchtower to CHANGE ITS POLICY ON REPORTING AND DEALING WITH CHILD SEXUAL-ABUSE within the Borg is what Silentlambs wants. Not the destruction of the WTS, the victory of "apostates", etc.
And I think this is right.
He may have personal goals that are in addition to the above. But the Silentlambs goal is to remove the additional barrier that the WTS places on child victims of sexual abuse (additional, that is, to all the barriers in place outside, which themselves permit many active pedophiles to continue their nefarious activities undetected), period.
And if the Watchtower makes this change, does it matter if "they" jump up and down and clap and say "We won!"?
Bill is simply being consistent with the Silentlambs causa. Victims, and prevention of there being avoidable future victims, first.
He has to walk a tightrope. He can be more easily discounted by the WTS as being "yet another disgruntled apostate".
Cut him some slack, please.
I am truly tired of the in-fighting on this matter. The hours of Dateline and Panorama has hit the WTS harder, in percentage terms, than anything since W.F. Salter - and that was an awfully long time ago. But that is not my beef.
Bill is a showman, may be somewhat prideful at times, absolutely lacks tact and diplomacy, IMO impetuously acts without thinking things through fully (but has many loads to bear, so I shall not cast stones), and does not have Ray's way with words - or Ray's accurate and delectable choice thereof. BIG DEAL! Some of these "qualities" are exactly those which permitted Bill to break through into the media, against the predictions of many of the Jonah Class here and elsewhere. As far as I am concerned, Bill's heart is in the right place - as is Ray's - and that is of paramount importance. Which is more than I can say for a few other "true apostates".
And he doesn't lack guts either.