Lately we have seen governments from all parts of the western word challenge religious institutions on a variety of issues . such as Tax Status , Charitable Status , Child Sex Abuse by religious institutions , etc.etc.
Just how effective these investigations are or will be only time will tell.
Their are many factors that will influence the outcome.
Politicians make up the government , human beings make up the politicians , and the politicians have their own personal beliefs
And the electorates these politicians represent are made up of people with their own religious preferences ,and the politicians need to keep in favour of their electorate to remain in office.
And lobbyists whether religious or otherwise do influence outcomes .An elected politician wants to hold onto his seat , his job , his income.
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutions of Child Sexual Abuse gives me hope that these concerns will be addressed .
I can only hope so , not just for the Jehovah`s Witness children who have been abused , but for all children who have been abused ,by all institutions secular and religious .