Thank you Cappy, nothing done to counter this vile crime, to bring pressure to bear on the arrogant leaders of WT to change their policy and protect all our kids is insignificant!!!!
Much of the apostle Paul's writing that the witnesses refer to when defending their policies - the two witness rule, forgiveness of sins, one brother to lay bare his fault between another and not to sue each other as do the worldly people - is utterly misplaced. In fact the organizations' nefarious use of scripture to escape its blood guilt and cover its own self interested back goes against the spirit of Christianity completely.
If they weren't so gung ho about disfellowshipping and their non scriptural judicial committees , they would see that their main responsibility is to a) do no harm b) protect the congregation and wider community.This they can do by reporting child abuse and referring on victim and perp to experts. As Christians they can then DO THEIR REAL DUTY AS SHEPHARDS BY BEING THERE AFTERWARDS TO PICK UP THE PIECES FOR ALL INVOLVED - INNOCENT OR GUILTY - INCLUDING FAMILIES.
Anna's said her piece.Many thanks to all involved xx