Dutch JW to be investigated by government-appointed commission
They are begging for money. And the first persons they plant to hire aren’t child abuse specialists, not scientists, not psychologists, but LAWYERS, plural, for unstated and ambiguous reasons.
Seems like you're describing Watchtower again ;-)
More serioislt, do you think Watchtower child abuse policies are flawless, or are they flawed?
Is this going to be a “I’m rubber, you’re glue” discussion?
Just acknowledge the fact that this foundation has every intent to pursue legal action first foremost. And 200 “reports” of child abuse are not 200 “incidents” of child abuse.
I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that this organization is also accepting reports of hearsay too, you know, “ I know someone who said they were abused by X “.
The incentive is clearly to balloon the numbers to make it seem worse than what it is. I think your government makes a distinction between rape and touching of the breast for example. I could be wrong.
But your question, a policy with flaws, or a policy with imperfections, it’s not the same as a policy which covers up child abuse.
And the problem I see is that people nitpick through the policies to find whatever “flaw” they can muster, and then they make ambiguous, blanket, declarations like: “we need a child-focused policy” or “children need comfort, support, and love”.
Ok - well, how do you suppose you do that in practical terms? What does “child-focused” mean? Where do the parents come into play? What constitutes “child abuse” in the first place?
Does Reclaimed Voices attempt to answer any of those type of questions? Or are they simply content with making unproven, slanderous claims in the media?
I was very impressed watching the Dutch lawmakers work through the questions and fact finding. The actually seemed interested in dealing with facts and working with facts as they planned to interview the local bethel. Ok, I was amused at how the one guy sincerely thought he was going to be able to work with the org to develop strategies to examine/improve their handling of these cases and their dismay at judicial processes that left out law enforcement. They actually
thought the WTBTS would work with them, bless their hearts.
JaniceA - "...one guy sincerely thought he was going to be able to work with the org to develop strategies to examine/improve their handling of these cases and their dismay at judicial processes that left out law enforcement. They actually thought the WTBTS would work with them, bless their hearts."
To quote the late, great Farkel...