Agree with Kenneson! Great timing, Undf, for you to re-enter the building and bring all of your great threads back to the forefront! Welcome back!
As for JR's "Quotes, Contradictions, Lies, Deceptions, Theocratic Warfare!" - there could not be a more perfect example of that than what has been publised all over the country today in the AP articles re: the ongoing Silentlambs Summit in Nashville this weekend...
I posted this comment in the AP articles thread (in the Child Abuse Section 3/27/04), but will post it here as well as it deserves to be 'etched in stone' in the J.R. All-Time Hall of Shame:
From: Houston Chronicle.com
March 27, 2004, 7:07 PM
Jehovah's Witness sex abuse victims hold caucus
by the Associated Press
J. R. Brown, public affairs spokesman at world headquarters of the Witnesses' Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, in New York City, said the religion agrees with silentlambs' goal "to minimize or eliminate the sexual abuse of children," but disputes the group's specific allegations.
"We do not view them as our enemies," Brown said.
Oh really, now? This is a perfect example of the WT's 'whitewashed grave effect' in action... (ie, "make nice" with the media and the public, but stab in the back the JWs who took a stand regarding abuse.)
If the WT does not view Bill Bowen, Barbara Anderson, and later Joe Anderson, et al, as "enemies," then why, pray tell, were they df'd after the Dateline airing?
Here's why/here's the "interpretation" for the unknowing media and public in general: They were df'd so that what they/silentlambs have to say would be 'discredited' in the eyes of JWs "in good standing," and the JWs would NOT be able to talk to them or 'believe' what silentlambs is saying about the abuse issue, since they were disfellowshipped.
What a total hypocrite that JR and his cronies are!