Will The Governing Body Sell Out The Watchtower Corporation In A Plea Bargin With Prosecutors?

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  • sir82

    Governing Body to plea bargin for a lighter sentence

    ??? ??? ???

    What criminal charges are the Governing Body facing?

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    The only way they would face criminal charges is if one of them 1) abused a kid and 2) the statue of limitations hasn't yet run out. For example, I just looked up New York since that's where these bozos live and the SOL for criminal offenses that are not punishable by life in prison is 6 years.

    It seems highly unlikely that one of them has done something like that in the last 6 years although anything is possible.

    I doubt they are worried about criminal charges. It's the liability lawsuits that are causing them some heartburn.

  • HiddlesWife

    @scratchme=> This!

    Plus, Tight-Pants Tomo, Splane, Losch, and Herd look like they would throw Jackson, Sanderson, and especially Lett under any bus, plane, train and automobile!

  • Giordano

    I am reminded of the following........... Mormons and Polygamy.

    For over 60 years, the LDS Church and the United States were at odds over the issue: the church defended the practice as a matter of religious freedom, while the federal government aggressively sought to eradicate it, consistent with prevailing public opinion. Polygamy was probably a significant factor in the Utah War of 1857 and 1858. In 1862, the United States Congress passed the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act, which prohibited plural marriage in the territories.[3] In spite of the law, Mormons continued to practice polygamy, believing that it was protected by the First Amendment. In 1879, in Reynolds v. United States,[5] the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Morrill Act, stating: "Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinion, they may with practices."[3]

    The WTBTS promotes 3 teachings which places their followers in severe danger.

    The two witnesses rule that actually aids and abet's a pedophile and places a JW child in danger, as well as the community the pedophile lives in. MANDATED reporting of any sexual child abuse would dissolve the two witness rule. Should the Society re their GB refuse to change their actions when it comes to this crime they could suffer legal consequences.

    The ban on Blood, which is enforced by shunning......... should a baptized JW request and receive a life saving blood transfusion for themselves or their child.

    Shunning: is a crime of duress or coercion.......which refers to a situation whereby a person performs an act as a result of violence, threat, or other pressure against the person. Black's Law Dictionary (6th ed.) defines duress as "any unlawful threat or coercion used... to induce another to act [or not act] in a manner [they] otherwise would not [or would]".

    While the GB may not be within the corporate structure of the WTBTS they are responsible for the religious thinking of their followers the JW's.

    Like the Mormons who thought they were protected by the first amendment......... the law can change and refine it's thinking about the actual practices that are a result of the WT's religious belief and opinion, if they actually harm one's followers.

    "Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinion, they may with practices."[3]

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