We were convinced Homosexuals would die in Armageddon and we believed they deserved it.
To be honest: I did have a bad conscience, even back then, whenever I looked down on Homosexuals, because I knew it was only the actions that were to be judged.
And the Watchtower had redacted some of the most crucial information in the documents: the names of the perpetrators and the four years of redacted documents locked in a filing cabinet in his office.
I got baptized when I was 14 and left Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 16th, 2003.
Let me get this straight: Individual members Jehovah’s Witnesses are not bad people per se.
“They do everything to protect the reputation of the organization over the safety of children.”Irwin Zalkin, who represents victims of sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses, said he believes that state and federal law enforcement agencies have a moral obligation to investigate the Watchtower’s child abuse policies and seize its files. None of the agencies agreed to talk.“I think they choose those types of environments very carefully, where they know they can operate with impunity, and unfortunately, the policies of the Watchtower allow them to continue to do that again and again and again,” Hallisey“Written, demanded, commanded policy. During that time, Watchtower leaders knew Campos was abusing children but did not report him to law enforcement, according to During the case, Zalkin formally requested all the letters the Watchtower had received in response to the 1997 directive.
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting made repeated attempts to interview officials from law enforcement agencies who could potentially obtain search warrants for the documents – the New York and California attorneys general and U. He wanted to prove a pattern, and the documents would show what the Watchtower knew about the scope of child abuse in the organization.