Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Secrets of Pedophilia Among Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses claim to take a very strict position against pedophiles in their religion. Unfortunately, their policies (many of them secret) have served to protect pedophiles from the police or prevent their members from finding out when there is a pedophile in their congregation. There are also loopholes that have allowed many known pedophiles to be appointed to positions of responsibility.

Lawsuits have resulted and the Jehovah's Witnesses have recently settled some of these out of court. The victims were required to sign gag orders. Barbara Anderson has helped to uncover some fascinating and very disturbing information about this multimillion dollar settlement. She has compiled a CD with about 5000 pages of court documents that can be purchased at her website. She has also made available a nearly 100 page summary of these documents that can be downloaded for free at these links: Watchtower Documents, Freeminds Site, Danny Haszard's Site.

If you are a Jehovah's Witness, I plead with you to find out the truth about this. Your religion teaches a concept of community responsibility. If you support an organisation, you bear some responsibility for its sins. Willful ignorance is not an excuse.

See also the Silent Lambs Website, this video and this discussion at JWD.


Anonymous said...

JWs are crazy....brainwashed is just the beginning...its sad to see my parents and family fall for their garbage.....i'm still inactive and wiill remain that way...God and me do fine by ourselves without anyone else...but Mrs. Anderson...why speak out only to shun the religion. Let the law enforcement handle the situation not you or me. God will be the judge not you. God will judge you as he would me. I hate people who talk bad about anyone...you too are worthless as a pedophile. Speak upbuilding things.

Daniel said...

Dear Anonymous 1/14/09

You say you hate people who talk bad about anyone and then accuse this author of being as "worthless as a pedophile. Speak upbuilding things" How is any of this talk "upbuilding". You are being an absolute hypocrite. Also, don't forget that the bible tells us to "expose" sin. We are to "warn" our brothers. You would be one to allow another holocaust and do nothing about it because you say that it is none of our business - let the law enforcement handle it. I realize that you are hurting right now, but when you get a little better - "take care of and love your brother as you now love yourself and as God has loved and been loving you". Our brothers are in trouble - they are brainwashed, many are being abused and are weak. We need to help our brothers and at the VERY least - pray for them.

May God continue to heal you.

Your Sister,