JW Elder Sentenced for CSA

by EasyPrompt 33 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Phizzy

    This shameful Case shows that J.W Org. does not have a working Child Protection Programme, why THE F**K NOT ?

    Small local Clubs and Associations where I live DO ! More often than not required by THEIR Governing Body. These groups are smaller than many a J.W Congregation, they have an appointed Protection Officer present at every event, and rules that protect anyone under 18.

    The G.B. of J.W org is directly responsible for not instituting simple protections, and should face Court for not doing so.

    I am aware that in many cases the Abuse takes place elsewhere, but the ever present Danger is brought to parent's attention by the Protection Programme, it is in their minds.

  • BluesBrother

    Did he lie about his previous conviction?

    Why do they not do criminal record checks for new appointments?

  • vienne

    1 Timothy 5:22 says never appoint an elder or ministerial servant 'hastily' or share in another's sins.

    In that light, those elders who recommended this monster, the Circuit Overseer who approved, and who ever at Bethel rubber stamped his appointment are guilty. Will they be removed from office? Should be. Probably will not be.

  • ScenicViewer

    So Watchtower appointed a known, convicted child molester to be an elder, then that man molested again. Wow, talk about creating liability for yourself.

    Whether Watchtower people knew about his past is unclear, but it seems that the groundwork for another MAJOR civil suit is there, if it hasn't already started.

  • EasyPrompt

    So, in the Branch Manual, they give these questions for considering whether or not the abuser can receive "privileges"...

    "How do the victim and the victim's relatives view him now? How do members of the congregation view him? (There is no need for elders to conduct interviews to determine what the current feeling is toward the individual. Doing so might bring up painful memories and cause further harm..."

    How would the elders know how the victim/victims relatives feel if they don't ask? Not all victims are vocal about the pain or the fear. Obviously, if the elders know asking might bring up painful memories and cause further harm, doesn't that show that the elders already know it's wrong to give such a person "privileges"? If even talking about the person brings up pain, how much more so it will cause pain/harm if he is appointed "over the flock"!

    WTBT$ doesn't care about the victim. They're such liars. Not shepherds. Not representatives of Jehovah. It's like Jesus said, they are "from their father the Devil". That Watchtower is going to be torn down.

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    Various issues here:

    The guy gets sentenced to 100+ years in prison in 1987, he’s free before even serving a full single sentence.

    Then he becomes a JW, within less than 10 years he makes it as an elder, despite his background, despite his status as a permanently registered sex offender, gets special approval by the Service Department. Then he gets only a 15 year sentence.

    Both the state and the WTBTS are to blame here, this person does not deserve to be free after just 20 years or a lesser sentence of 15 years for re-offending. He is the personification of what is wrong with modern social justice, and the WTBTS is going along with this social justice because men willing to step up are so scarce, they are special-approving level 3, fresh out of jail sex offenders.

  • EasyPrompt
    "Both the state and the WTBTS are to blame here"


    Ecclesiastes 8:9-11

    "All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm...Because sentence against a bad deed has not been executed speedily, the heart of men becomes emboldened to do bad."

    God's Kingdom is coming and it will set all things right at the appointed time. The religious hypocrites will be removed and their organizations destroyed. The Bible shows that then 3 1/2 years later the state secular hypocrites will be destroyed.

    Psalm 37:10-13

    "Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;

    You will look at where they were,

    And they will not be there.

    But the meek will possess the earth,

    And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

    The wicked man plots against the righteous;

    He grinds his teeth at him.

    But Jehovah will laugh at him,

    For He knows that his day will come."

    3 1/2 years isn't long compared to all the time it took for us to get to this point as a human race. 3 1/2 years isn't long compared to everlasting life. As the expression goes, "there is light at the end of the tunnel."

  • Vidiot

    Jeezus Phucking Kreist.

    Just how desperate IS the Org for willing, “qualified” brothers?

    Or do they really think that “repentance” actually wipes the slate clean, and/or immunizes against backsliding?


  • Vidiot
    Phizzy - This shameful Case shows that J.W Org. does not have a working Child Protection Programme, why THE F**K NOT?”

    Same reason they’ve spent a half-century bending over backwards to keep secular authorities and the rank-and-file in the dark…

    …to implement such a program would inevitably expose just how egregious, institutionalized, and endemic the problem is.

  • Vidiot

    Not to mention that the Org’s default knee-jerk dismissal of anything “Satan’s World” does is pretty much automatic at this point.

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