Two elders have been deleted by Watchtower for reporting an allegation of child sexual abuse to the police, contrary to Watchtower orders (a jw paedophile with a history, apparently). When the British branch discovered what the elders had done they arranged for 3 elders to fly over to Ireland, at the congregations expense no less, to hold a special JC for the ' rogue' congregation elders. One elder and the COBE were deleted, two were allowed to continue. All four had made statements to police.
Their crime was, breathtakingly, not exhibiting "soundness of mind" by not following company directives and using their own conscience!!!
The following 'Watchtower in Focus' explains all. Incredibly a practicing jw reached out to jw survey in an attempt to have a light shone on this travesty of justice, which resulted in an excellent front page article being written in a national magazine.
Lloyd Evans practice of maintaining a less antagonistic attitude toward jw's is paying off.
**Hats off to the right thinking, decent elders, whoever you are!!**