A European Jehovah's Witness, who served in an important branch, has sent me the following rumor.
Some serious sources are mentioned. It clearly shake my perspective of what is going to happen in the coming months.
I'm totally shocked !
The law firm managing all the interests of the WT has studied the problem in Europe on data protection and actions on files and protocols of child abuse
They prepared a draft for the Legal Department, to create specific instructions for European Union countries:
- eliminate records, files, data instructions at European level, branches and congregations
- local elders have to take the decision, according to their inner conscience, that any future case of sexual abuse is exclusively a matter for parents and judicial authorities.
- prepare a entity to join abuse victims to care for their pain and provide biblical help, as a way to counteract the general opinion that JW has tolerated the abuses within their congregations.
It's just a rumor, but the source is reliable: a very important European branch elder, he has been out of Bethel for several years, after receiving a significant financial compensation, according to local laws.
I publish it here in order to check if you heard similar points to establish more reliability.