JW Podcast About The Shenanigans of the Borg in Australia

by dubstepped 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • dubstepped

    So here's a link to the latest JW Podcast. In it they talk about how the organization is structuring things in Australia to get out of paying money to victims of abuse. The short version, as I remember it, is that they are making each congregation its own individual charity. It is a layer to keep it from the main organization. It also keeps them under the threshold needed to report income, so the money that they take in is on the down low because it is now broken up into 800+ individual charities, one for each congregation, assembly hall, etc. So when someone that has suffered abuse comes to sue them for redress, the congregation will have to be targeted specifically, and each congregation can just thrown their hands up and say that they don't have any assets, so therefore the government will pay, not them.

    But, you ask, what about the property and the building? Well, it looks like the Borg has created a company that owns the property separate from all of the above, and they lease the property to the congregations so that they have no assets.

    Even the headquarters was traced to something like the International Bible Students of Great Britain, where most of the donations are funneled to so that the headquarters in Australia has no money either.

    Layer on layer of weaseling out of helping those hurt under their care, or as Neal put it in the podcast, exactly what Jesus would do, lol. They are truly a despicable organization.


  • schnell
    It makes you wonder what sort of Armageddon they're preparing for.
  • dubstepped

    Clearly money will be the thing they're trying to protect from that Armageddon, right. They like to talk about people throwing their money in the streets as it is valueless, but they sure are fighting tooth and nail to keep anyone from getting their hands on it.

  • dothemath

    Wow........I guess we shouldn't be surprised, but it still seems to go to a whole new level of greed.

    Thanks for posting this.

  • zeb

    I laboured through the podcast and I ask the folks doing it to tighten up their presentations and use the microphones better to often voices seem to be to far off the mikes making hearing for me difficult and do away with waffle get to the point in each item.

    BUT the revelation of the money shovelling from this 'charity' to that 'charity' stands out like a light house. It is wt preparing for a run on their 'bank' as more and more cases are piled against their front doors.

    Makes me wonder as Schnell said "what sort of Armageddon are they preparing for".

  • zeb

    passed on to the ARC.

  • dubstepped

    @zeb - That was actually one of the better shows for audio quality, lol. I know that's hard to believe, but their audio is typically crap. I put up with it because the content is worth the suffering. I'm glad that they passed their info on to the ARC. Surely the ARC can see through their crap. I don't know what they can do about it though.

  • stuckinarut2

    Well done Zeb! The ARC NEEDS to be aware of this!

  • wifibandit

    They have borrowed from their own playbook. Instead of inter-branch indebtedness, it is Inter-Charity indebtedness! Akin to debt leveraging.

  • smiddy

    Thanks zeb for passing this on to the ARC they need to know about .WOW. they have no shame.

    Is it worth passing on to Law firms that have and are still fighting in court battles defending abused victims of sexual abuse ?

    Surely courts should be made aware of the tactics WT lawyers will go to to get out of paying compensation.

    Thankyou for this post dubstepped .

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