In view of the statements below by the WTBTS hierarchy, how on earth can U.S. Supreme Court judges possibly be conned into accepting JW lawyers' claim/defence of clergy-penitent privilege in the $35m lawsuit?
If you don't have a clergy, how can you have clergy-penitent privilege?
Has no one in the U.S.A. pointed out to the judiciary that they're being duped?
w06 3/1 p. 5 - “a clergy class—ideas borrowed from pagan religions and philosophers.”
w94 2/15 p. 7 Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Cult? (LOL!) “Jehovah’s Witnesses...reject the concept of a clergy-laity distinction.”
w94 5/1 p. 25 par. 19 - “They (JW's) never had a clergy class..“
w90 2/1 p. 13 par. 16 - “an unscriptural clergy class developed. “
w84 8/15 p. 12 par. 10 - “That mandate was given to all Christians, not to a select clergy class.
w83 9/15 p. 6 - With the rise of the apostasy foretold by the apostles, a clergy class developed.
w83 9/15 p. 13 par. 12 ‘Quietly Bringing in Destructive Sects” (LOL) - “the apostate Christian clergy class, was fully “revealed.” It has continued on down through the centuries in all the churches and sects of Christendom that have a special ministry or clerical class.”
w81 4/1 p. 15 - “Jehovah’s Witnesses have for years followed the direction of the Founder of Christianity that “all you are brothers,” and have no clergy class among them.”