Diogenesister - “…Watchtower has only amended it's rules and mandated sex offenders no longer qualify to become elders because of the public's outrage…”
That happened way back in ‘02 after the Dateline thing…
…and they quietly reversed it a couple years later.
I scratched my head over that one; YTF would they want to do that?
Then I found out that fewer and fewer young guys were willing or able to “reach out” for “privileges”, and realized…
…what if the problem was so widespread that if they didn’t minimize the severity of the offence, they wouldn’t have enough “qualified brothers” available to keep things running?
And that prospect was scary AF.