Deny this! Brooklyn! I dare you

by stevenyc 104 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • stevenyc

    I'm to angry right now to write a complete synopsis on the following article from the watchtower. It regarding child molestation and repressed memories. I'll put in one quote, and leave this rest for you to read at your leasure.

    ps, probably worth copying this because I would be surprised if they will leave it up much longer!


    What if the sufferer decides that he wants to make an accusation? # Then the two elders can advise him that, in line with the principle at Matthew 18:15, he should personally approach the accused about the matter. If the accuser is not emotionally able to do this face-to-face, it can be done by telephone or perhaps by writing a letter. In this way the one accused is given the opportunity to go on record before Jehovah with his answer to the accusation. He may even be able to present evidence that he could not have committed the abuse. Or perhaps the one accused will confess, and a reconciliation may be achieved. What a blessing that would be! If there is a confession, the two elders can handle matters further in accordance with Scriptural principles.

    If the accusation is denied, the elders should explain to the accuser that nothing more can be done in a judicial way. And the congregation will continue to view the one accused as an innocent person. The Bible says that there must be two or three witnesses before judicial action can be taken. (2 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Timothy 5:19) Even if more than one person "remembers" abuse by the same individual, the nature of these recalls is just too uncertain to base judicial decisions on them without other supporting evidence. This does not mean that such "memories" are viewed as false (or that they are viewed as true). But Bible principles must be followed in establishing a matter judicially.

    What if the one accused—though denying the wrongdoing—is really guilty? Does he "get away with it," as it were? Certainly not! The question of his guilt or innocence can be safely left in Jehovah's hands. "The sins of some men are publicly manifest, leading directly to judgment, but as for other men their sins also become manifest later." (1 Timothy 5:24; Romans 12:19; 14:12) The book of Proverbs says: "The expectation of the righteous ones is a rejoicing, but the very hope of the wicked ones will perish." "When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes." (Proverbs 10:28; 11:7) Ultimately, Jehovah God and Christ Jesus render everlasting judgment in justice.—1 Corinthians 4:5 .


  • kls

    After reading this and that F***ing PBS show that is to air ,i am just livid Sick ,Sick and we can do nothing to stop any of this.

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  • doofdaddy


    were we ever part of that crazy organisation???

    Shame, shame

  • stevenyc

    The final statement is a GEM !!!!!

    It may also be necessary for the step outlined in this paragraph to be taken if the matter has become common knowledge in the congregation


  • doofdaddy

    You gotta wonder if there had been allegations against members of the gb if those sorts of warped statements were made. It so sounds like a cover up. Am I reading too much into this??

  • sonnyboy

    I think the FBI needs to take a look at the f*cking cult.

    So, unless a JW grabs a kid's crotch in front of two or three other people, he didn't do it? Then they silence the kid and act like the pedophile is innocent?

    They're supporting pedophilia, plain and simple. More can be done to find out what's going on than having two or three witnesses around. We have a little something that wasn't available when the Bible was anyone? DNA analysis? Video cameras? A more thorough judicial process?

    What a bunch of f*cking psychos. I hate the GB with a passion.

  • zen nudist
    zen nudist

    if someone has faith in a fantasy god, they have the legal right in the USof A and many other countries to be abused under their religious beliefs until they realize for themselves that their god does not exist and its time to call real authories and have their abusers locked up.

    trying to force them to accept that their god is only a mirage will likely not help.

  • Gill

    What a tragedy! These dumb asses are still not recommending going to the police.

    Surely these kinds of statements prove the point when a person goes to the police and to court to claim that the elders knew they were being abused and did nothing to prevent it. It shows the elders are being directed by the Organization to recommend that NOTHING is done and no protection is offered.

    Doesn't this then prove that the WTBTS is guilty of not helping to prevent child abuse after accusations have been made? They can no longer claim that it was up to the individual elders to do nothing.

    There must be a lawyer somewhere out there who can use this direction from the bOrg to prove how guilty they are of child abuse cover ups!

  • Gill

    Is someone printing this off and recording it for evidence?


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