An opportunity for ex Jehovah's Witnesses survivors of domestic violence, to tell their story to the media
For *Australian* exJWs who have stories of domestic violence, use email in this story to share.
But, yes - the issue of domestic violence is extremely important, and should be discussed.
Some may also be interested in a little background information regarding ABC reporter's - Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson - investigation into this serious subject:
Facts go missing in ABC report on ‘violent Christians’ (W. Bradford Wilcox)
The ABC report by Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson on religion and domestic violence has come under heavy fire, and for good reason. It is illogical, unfair and quite possibly inaccurate.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/facts-go-missing-in-abc-report-on-violent-christians/news-story/8ad713b8e7b71c51fb28b0e56c78e5b3
ABC ignored church’s ‘positive story
Sydney diocese Archdeacon for Women Kara Hartley was interviewed for more than an hour by ABC journalist Julia Baird for the report on 7:30 that aired on Wednesday night, but none of her comments were aired.
Archdeacon Hartley’s remarks came as the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, revealed he had, on request, provided the ABC with extensive comments for a related online essay by Baird and co-author Hayley Gleeson. But not only did Baird and Gleeson not publish any of his remarks, they falsely reported he had not responded.
Only after the diocese made an official complaint to the ABC did it amend the article yesterday.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/broadcast/abc-ignored-churchs-positive-story/news-story/3e301d4f813b4eafa182d730b64c95d0
Interesting also to see how ABC's very own Media Watch reported on this:
Above link includes video of the segment - below, watch from the 7.00 minute mark: