How Murderers In the Congregation are handled

by blondie 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • punkofnice
    We pray Jehovah's direction as you endeavor to fulfill your weighty responsibilities as shepherds of the flock. We send our warm Christian love.

    In other words, shove off, we're not getting involved.

    If he contributes money to Watchtower(tm), say nothing.

  • Phizzy

    Here in the U.K there is no Clergy/Penitent privilege, things confessed need not be kept confidential, though in practice usually are by most Churches, if they are not criminal offences. If they are Criminal acts, the priest/vicar/minister is bound in Law to disclose the Crime/crimes !

    The silly thing about the Org. is it is so parochial it thinks its advice is universal.

    Without doubt, even though in law they may be alright in the USA, it is a moral duty that they are again not willing to fulfill. The Org really is despicable, and Immoral.

  • ThomasMore

    I am appalled but not shocked. We had a similar situation and handled it the same way. Hopefully he didn't kill anyone else. It is a hand-wringer.

    Watchtower claims clergy ecumenical privilege but denies that it has a clergy, except when they need the title.

  • blondie

    Thanks, Atlantis for posting that!

  • Atlantis


    Most welcome always!


  • smiddy3

    I was just wondering ?

    Has anybody ever downloaded /copied this letter and sent it to a National Newspaper or a Current Affairs TV broadcast anywhere in the world ?

    Surely an investigative journalist of the media could have a ball digging into the background of this letter from the JW HQ. ?

    Wouldn`t it be a story worth telling ?

  • Vidiot

    You gotta wonder just what the hairy blue fuck they were thinking when they...

    a) ...formed this policy, and...

    b) ...actually decided to put in in writing.

  • Judgerussellford
    Confidentiality does not apply when it puts people in your care in harms way. Huge reason why I left

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