Lawsuit against the Watchtower for child abuse issue accepted in Quebec(Canada)

by yalbmert99 45 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • smiddy3

    The WTB&TS has also been instrumental in keeping the crime of child sexual abuse against children hidden from law enforcement agencies and child protection agencies with there policies .

    To contact the legal department first and only report it if it is mandatory in the state where it occurred .

    Otherwise keep it in -house and we will deal with it ourselves in our judicial committee .

    So many Elders have been guilty of complicit in a crime against minors because of Watchtower policy.

    Why bring a lawsuit against the Watchtower Society? They are not responsible for child abuse.

    They are responsible for covering up child sexual abuse within there organization and sweeping it under the carpet and are complicit in those crimes by not reporting those abuses to the appropriate authorities when it comes to there attention .

    Allowing other minors within the JW organization and potential victims from outside of their religion to be abused by there D2D activity within the wider community .

  • careful

    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. I'd appreciate it if you'd continue to do so.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Gonna have to sell more Kingdumb Halls to pay for this!

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  • yalbmert99

    No problem careful!

  • Rattigan350

    "possibly they knew of the alleged offenders prior behavior and concealed it."

    And what would this have to do with being responsible for abuse? People need to be careful and protect themselves regardless. Blaming them takes that responsibility off of the individuals.

    " the governing body of JWs that set up the policies of the religion, including the two witness rule that regularly allows many sex abusers around the world, stay active, because there was only one witness to the abuse."

    Why was there only one witness to the abuse?

    The religion, like most others, teach against child abuse. Any abuse done is because individuals go against those teachings. This two witness rule is to promote truth in accusations. Seeking that truth does not make them responsible.

  • Rattigan350


    You are taking away the responsibility of the person and the family for handling the situation, and making it all about the elders and the organization. What people should do is to forget the elders at all. Handle it how they should handle it. What the organization or elders do or don't do is not allowing anyone to be abused.

  • ScenicViewer
    Why was there only one witness to the abuse?
    Because child molesters are typically very cautious, sometimes even grooming their victims over a long period of time. Do you really think that such a person will molest a child in front a second witness? (The child victim is one witness, but his/her word isn't good enough for JWs.)
  • Olig

    I'm not sure they are wanting to blame the WTBS. The only person responsible *FOR THE ABUSE* is the abuser. And they will be dealt with as per the norm. However on many occasions the victims and the families will go to the elders before the authorities. Similar to the way a child may go to a teacher before the police or parents. This then puts the duty of care on the elders to report this as required by law. If they don't report it to the proper authorities then this would constitute negligence.

    Just my thoughts.

  • john.prestor

    Rattigan350, are you joking? Do you live under a rock?

  • smiddy3

    Rattigan350 ,I do agree that it is the responsibility of parents and family members to report child sexual abuse when they become aware of it ,however they are often hindered from doing so by the Elders because it will bring reproach on Jehovah`s name and his organization (Jehovah`s Witnesses )

    Elders in there judicial committees handling such cases are privy to details of such sexual abuse that makes it a moral and ethical issue that they should report it to the local authorities to not only protect the victim but also any other child in the congregation not to mention children in the congregations territory .

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