Hello all. A month from custody trial for my little girl. I fight the anxiety every moment. Reading all of your posts has, I believe, kept me from losing it. I thank all of you. I read everyday about the tribulations all of you have lived through. I feel much comfort in hearing that the noose is tightening around the GB.
Been researching the supposed money troubles. I believe, like many of you, that the GB have been keenly keeping tabs on the child abuse crisis. Most likely the most educated lawyers are laying out the "worst case scenario" spreadsheets, and the results of those projections are very bad. The organization is facing the beginings of a nightmare. The ARC, UK investigation, worldwide abuse lawsuits, etc. This will be worse exposure than the Catholic Church, why? Because there are only 1.2 million JWs in the U.S. They dont vote, no backlash from political people going after them. The majority of Americans feel they are not a real religion, a cult, not a christian religion. Americans are sick of ISIS, Taliban, extreme religion, extreme violence, and most of all, rape of a child. Once the news media ball gains full momentum it will be ugly. The US Government will react. It will take a few more years till that one big blowout year, when it will seem to be in the news everyday.
What have the spreadsheets shown, what is the worst case scenario? History. History has shown what can happen when the shit hits the fan. Almost 4 Billion Dollars, 4 Billion is what hiding child rape has cost the Catholic Church. Most likely more in out of court settlements. (Google it, to many links to attatch.) Payouts to compensation, doctor and therapist reimbursement, etc....
This will happen to the organization, its only a matter of time. Other governments will learn from the ARC.
To all of the ex JWs, now is your moment, it is time to have your voice heard. All of you have been abused one way or another, I feel for you all, my heart goes out to you.
Thank you. Rob