Are G.B. Members Too Scared to Visit the U.K. ?

by The Searcher 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    ... in case the U.K. Charities Commission summons them - like the Australian Royal Commission snared Mr. Jackson? Why else would they be sending two of their personal boot-lickers?

    Credit to WiFiBandit for this post.

  • Phizzy

    You may well be right Searcher, the G.B will have seen the pathetic efforts of their fellow member, G.J, on the stand, and think "we can't have the On-line backlash that provoked happening again !"

    The only way they might get away with it would be to send old Rubber-Face, that way no-one could follow what he said, his facial contortions are just so distracting.

  • slimboyfat
    As I understand it the commission in the UK has stated the organisations that will be investigated and JWs are not included. Has this changed?
  • blondie
    Wouldn't be the first time jw administrators pushed themselves into a situation they weren't invited to. Maybe they are there to do damage control with the rank and file. Or they are getting their information and "witnesses" primed for what they what they will say or not say.
  • slimboyfat

    Sorry I thought you meant the abuse inquiry where JWs are not included. But I see you said the charity commission. Are they running an inquiry too?

  • Mephis

    The 12 investigations announced are the first twelve to be worked on. The inquiry will look at any and all abuse involving children over any time period Justice Goddard and her team decide is needed.

    edit: "These 12 investigations constitute the first phase of the Inquiry’s work and further investigations will be announced as the Inquiry progresses."

    There is also a charity commission investigation into JWs as a whole in Britain, as well as two into specific congregations.

  • Island Man
    Island Man
    On the other hand, Jackson's testimony also makes it more difficult and inexcusable for GB members to refuse to testify. Do not forget the fact that Jackson testified VIA video link. So with that precedent set, the UK commission can request that GB members testify from the US VIA a video link if they can't make it to the UK.
  • zeb

    Keep in mind the wt lawyers tried various excuses to keep Jackson off the stand but the justice told them he would be appearing. His last interview was I believe a telecast.

    But yes the wts has had its backside stung and they will chain gb members to a tree rather than let them go to Britain and risk them being collared into the UK inquiry.

  • BluesBrother

    Oh hell! When I read read this my heart sank.. Another 3 hour marathon boredom session on a weekend , that I will be pressured to attend....

  • Tornintwo

    The Charities Commission investigation into the JWs is separate to the National Institutional enquiry

    does anyone know how this is progressing?

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