Sixth day of live testimony . This bethelite Head of service desk at Australia Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters lied under oath and is caught here by by Angus Stewart
Caught in LIE Head of Bethel Australia service desk Rodney Spinks by Angus Stewart Australia Investigation day 6
If I understand this correctly Spinks is implying that his procedure would be different than the Shepherd the Flock book. Of course, the elders don't have that latitude.
The way I heard it he was saying that all the elders did it differently than the flock book. I wish the judge hadn't volunteered that this might simply have been a case of the documentation being inaccurate, he really seemed to latch on to that out.
The Watchtower is always changing it's procedures so it's understandable that he would be asked if there was a change. However I would have asked Spinks why he was doing things differently than the Flock book.
They're meant to have a clear child safeguarding policy. What's very obvious is that what currently passes for one, and this is an issue which the Charity Commission here in Britain have picked up on at least two prior occasions too, is neither clear nor in fact a policy with anything to do with child safeguarding. Spinks is caught there having to disown the elders' book because to do otherwise would be to confirm the suspicion that they seek to cover-up child abuse as an organisation. But by disowning it, it opens up the question of them needing a specific policy designed to meet best current practice. Which is really the purpose of the commission - to not only explore historic faults but to ensure that children are better protected in the future by making organisations have those policies in place and used.
Yes I think Angus'role and the Judges role here are clearly deliniated.
I guess the Judge is aiming to squeeze as much co operation from the society as possible.
Angus is aiming to highlight as many failings as possible so that they have a chance of being addressed.
He claims their "actions" do not match the written instructions. But of course he cannot prove they DO what he says the DO.
Q: Is there any reason to believe they do anything other than what the written instructions direct?
Let's review: It's a cult!