hi brandy. i found your post very interesting as my child was abused by a jw. and in the end i got DF'ed for supposed slander and gossip because of trying to protect other kids in the congo. funny thing was that the 2 witnesses to my supposed slander were weak, mentally ill sisters that twisted what i said to them. they took what i said about the pedo, protected their own kids and then dobbed me in to the elders to get on their good side. had i said what i was DF'ed for, i could have lived with that! but what they quoted me as saying about the pedo's relative was totally untrue, yet i still got DF'ed.
i've posted other threads on this forum about my situation because it has deeply affected my entire family. i have come to the conclusion that in the end the pedo and the borg don't matter, it's the children that need protecting. so for me, i couldn't live with myself knowing that the pedo had contact with so many kids and that i had to keep my mouth shut to save my position in the congregation. how could i face any kid that may have become another victim of this animal, if i could have made a difference and yet chose not to? i knew what i had to do. i knew it would cost me, but i sleet at night knowing i did everything in my power to help others, stuff the cost.
the borg will be held responsible for all the children abused because of their policies. maybe not now, but it will happen. things will only change if people speak out, regardless of the cost. would any parent sit back and weigh up the risks to themselves if they saw a child drowning??????????? a parent would jump in first, save the child and maybe later reflect on the dangers of what they did. but in the heat of the moment, they did what it took to save a life.
too many jw parents trust the borg and put it first, even before their childrens' safety. alot of them believe that if a child is abused, it's the parents' fault for not watching their children properly. that's what a bro. said to my husband when he found out about our child. how comforting that was! so in the end it's up to us adults to do what we can to expose the pedo and protect the innocent.
that's all i have to say. power to the family!