Since I was a minor at the time when I was a witness and at the time I left.... Would this have any impact on whether personal files should be released? (I'm in the US)
I find it interesting that they showed my Mom a "Letter of disassociation" that I wrote when I was 14 to my Father, who, which I didn't know until recently, gave it to the Elders. The reason it's so interesting is because I didn't leave and had continued 'privledges' until I was 16, however they used this letter as proof that I disassociated myself, even though they ignored this "letter" until I stopped going.
I don't think that I really care at this point....but I have to wonder about so many inconsistencies with my file and dates where they've covered things up with my rape by a MS, they've used 'portions' of my file to show some close friends that were fighting for me as some sort of proof that I was the bad person in all of this. Even though I was threatened with lawyers and disfellowshipping when I was only 14 and a victim of rape.
After all was said and done, one of my close friends actually told me "Jehovah will always take out the weeds from among us." So they obviously made something look much different than it really was. And she no longer talks to me since then.
Good work Paul! I appreciate your courage and willingness to fight for what is rightfully yours.