There seems to be some confusion regarding the "two witness rule" since the Watchtower published the document entitled Jehovah's Witnesses' Scripturally Based Position on Child Protection. To clarify, I thought it might be useful to lay out the pertinent points here. What is the "two witness rule"? "The scriptures are very clear, before a judicial … Continue reading The Two Witness Rule – Still Used?
My reaction following the CBC News report where Chas Harrison, a representative of the Watchtower organisation at the Vancouver, BC Jehovah's Witness convention, lies about the two witness rule. CBC News article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jehovah-witnesses-vancouver-2-witness-rule-1.4748206 My video regarding the Watchtower's Child Protection Policy: https://youtu.be/QmTI93kquoc Episode 25 - Lying About the Two Witness Rule https://youtu.be/bpR2k_0OlHM
Why should the forgiveness of a paedophile rank as more important than the protection of a child? My thoughts on this issue based on personal experience and in the light of the recent news reports here: Article in Fædrelandsvennen: https://www.fvn.no/nyheter/norgeogverden/i/xRWkJp/The-Elder This is the English language version - for all of the previous articles in the … Continue reading YouTube: Forgiveness Not Above Child Safety
Well that was a rather exhausting ride! It seemed that every time I turned round there was another blog, article or news report concerning the Watchtower organisation. If you weren't able to keep up with everything over this last weekend, I've put it all in one place so that you can read and watch at … Continue reading The Weekend That Was
I was going to add an update to my previous post about the paedophile in my congregation in the late 1980s but I felt that this needed its own post. I have linked the original blog to this post. If you didn't read my original blog about this subject, you can find it HERE. I've … Continue reading Update: “Don’t Gossip About the Pedo!”
Please note that this blog contains discussion of child sexual abuse in the context of the findings from the BBC Panorama documentary "Suffer the Little Children" from 2002. Every day that inner voice says the words, "what if?" The difference now is: I'm able to admit that this inner voice is saying those words. That … Continue reading Betrayal and Awakening
Content Warning: The following blog post contains descriptions of sexual assault and discussions of rape and victim blaming. Picture a 13 year old girl in her school uniform coming home from school. She is followed off the bus. It's daylight and mid afternoon. She is attacked by a teenage boy who sexually assaults her. She … Continue reading A Fate Worse Than Death