Here's another BS statement by WT representatives in this article " The elders do not interfere with law enforcement ; they leave criminal matters to the secular authorities. "
They DO interfere with law enforcement - by NOT reporting it as elders to the police themselves. They generally leave it up to the abuse victims and their families to report child abuse crimes to the police. WT Society legal department would rather have elders stonewall the police authorities so as to shift the responsibility of reporting child abuse to the victims. Here's the deal- the reason for this attitude on WT legal's part is to avoid any unwanted attention in order to avoid any more costly lawsuits than they already have.
And it's totally hypocritical on WT's part. Like Stuckinarut stated " WT would insist on reporting murderers, right ? " Yet WT won't insist on appointed elders reporting child abuse to police. It should be MANDATORY that elders report child abuse to police- yet to save their ass financially- WT Society won't insist elders do this.
And one more thing : this ridiculous WT article says NOTHING about child abuse victims being helped by professional therapists, psychiatrists, or counselors to get needed assistance by trained professionals who would help them heal.
WT just says for individual JW " brothers or sisters " to help these ones by having a cup of tea with them and listening. Although that's nice - do we really think any of these " brothers or sisters " are more highly trained than therapists, psychiatrists, or counselors who have been educated to assist child abuse victims ? Once again WT drops the ball in this article. There's no change here in attitudes of the WT leaders. Same shit, different day. Makes me pissed. Peace out, Mr. Flipper