So lets see now ... you spew off about it being all the elders fault and then low and behold when the facts from the case are presented to you, you then flip flop around like a fish on the dock .... and start going on about not knowing about the case ... please .... even the papers reported the fact that a lot of the elders wanted to report the abuse but were prevented from doing so!
Why am I so angry??? Because you come on this board and make accusations in the Berry trial that were NOT true and then you go on and spout out stuff about the Boer trial that was absolutely false.
Shame on you ... how can you look at yourself in the mirror and start telling the world about how this is Jehovah's organization seeing it WAS Jehovah's organization CALLING the shots.
On Monday September 17, 2002 .... Steve Brown took the stand. He is one of the elders "named" in the lawsuit. I was there at court that day.
Out it all came ... how Frank Mott-Trille and all the other elders of the congregation except for Brown and one other wanted to report the abuse. What did WTS Bethel say .... nope don't report. Of course Brown thinks that these elders were wrong back then and of course he does hold a grudge against Mott-Trille. As I and the rest of world listened to Brown's evidence, it clearly showed he was under the direction of WTS Bethel through the whole thing. Of course Longhorn's evidence (elder from Toronto) was just as damaging. He actually phoned Children's Aid in Toronto and they told him to report the abuse. He then phoned Bethel and what did they say ... Vicki is to go back to Shelburne to be part of a judicial committee, let them deal with it and don't report it .... so Longhorn NEVER reported the abuse.
And oh BTW there was much more evidence clearly showing how the whole thing was done and how the WTS Bethel (aka leadership in Canada and the USA) controlled the whole thing.
Gee I can hardly wait for your comments on the Mike Moss scandal up in the Sault Ste. Marie. Who was it that told the police officer that the WTS would NOT help her in the investigation .... hey .... who was that ... oh yeah it was Glen Howe himself!!!!
The Body of Elders letters are clear ... elders MUST phone Bethel and get advice on HOW to handle the situation. The policy is such that the elders are NOT to act alone. It is PLANNED and done in accordance with God's Chosen Organziation.
Yet, YOU decide to tell this db about mistakes by certain elders being made .... an absolute FALSE statement and you know it too.
And by the way ... when it comes to your little "we all make mistakes" crap .... the WTS leadership has refused to admit that they have made ANY mistakes in this mess and that's the problem ... the leadership can't face the facts that they blew it and won't take responsibility. So instead of taking responsibility the Watchtower leaders decide to spend more than $50,000 to defend Paul Berry during his criminal trial? Talk about taking sides before hearing all the evidence is in. Disgusting.
For you to come on here and express views that are absolutely false is what is disgusting in my mind and I will continue in this manner until you STOP lying to this board. To find out that you have taken elders to task for certain things, but, when it comes to this ... something that endangers the life of little children even in your own congregations .... you won't do what it right and take "God's Chosen" leadership (the ones who say they are YOUR mediators to God) to task is friggin shameful. Shame on you ... shame ... shame .... shame.
As for Gower Palmer moving up, I believe a short time after he had his ...... microphone privileges removed (which was admitted by Steve Brown in court after he told the court that the JC took really "strong action" against Palmer) ..... ALL of Gower's privileges were re-instated and then he was allowed more privileges in the congregation - my understanding is he pioneered but did not move to MS or elder. As was REPORTED IN THE PAPERS, Frank Mott-Trille's son was so up set seeing the entire congregation treating Gower Palmer like royalty after what he had done to Vicki ... all the while the congregation "shunned" Vicki. And of course here was Vicki's own grandmother refusing to even believe that her son had actually abused his daughter and thus, treated her like she was DEAD.
I know your MO and what you are trying to do.
I urge you to get off this board and quit hurting survivors the way you have. I urge you to actually uncover ALL of the facts and then start willing to admit to yourself that the Watchtower leadership has badly fumbled the ball on this. Of course that would take a lot of courage and that of course is something you are too scared to do because you would then have to doubt the Borg is actually God's chosen organization and of course that would mean there is no "happy ending" after the big "A" for YOU.