Does anyone know when the JW's first published anything on Child abuse????
I saw an older post here that showed a pamphlet quoting a few of their artices in the magazine about child abuse.. But it seemed like they only went back to the 80's?
Didn't child abuse exist before then? Or is it just because they are being called on the carpet now that they have bothered to print a few articles....They must have seen the problem then....back in the 80's.....or they wouldn't have bothered to print the articles!.
Edited by - Golden Girl on 31 January 2003 20:44:34
Sexual abuse was first covered in a series of articles in the 6/22/82 Awake pages 5-12.
Physical abuse had been covered in a 7/22/1976 Awake.
The real article that covered it in the congregation was the 10/1/83 WT pages 27-31.
Some JWs actually admitted to deliberately not reading the articles because it disturbed their delicate senses. Others believed that there were not cases of incest in the congregation that it was for the outside.