There are some things in this world that completely unhinge me–child molesters are one of one of those things. What is also despicable is when an organization claiming to be inspired by a loving god chooses to keep policies in place that protect those pedophiles, instead of their innocent victims.
One of those victims, now an adult, Stephanie Hammond has chosen to speak out publicly about her personal experience of abuse and how it was handled by her congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I wish her story was unique, one of a kind, but it’s not. In my time in the exJW community I’ve heard similar stories hundreds of times. How many lives have to be damaged before their policies are changed? Please help draw attention to this serious issue by watching the video, sharing it, and telling JWs that come to your door that you are sickened by their policy–that children should be their first priority.
Instead of re-inventing the wheel on this subject, I’m going to share a friend’s great blog on WatchtowerWatch which lays out the whole issue in a great way. But, if you don’t have time to visit, at least check out the following video.