Firstly, what the public sees:
For the protection of our children, a man known to have been a child molester does not qualify for a responsible position in the congregation. Moreover, he cannot be a pioneer or serve in any other special, full-time service.—Compare the principle at Exodus 21:28, 29. [emphasis mine] - Watchtower, 1997. 1/1 p. 29 Let Us Abhor What Is WickedNow, what the public doesn't see:
Can someone explain the discrepancy in the public mouth of the Governing Body (i.e. the Watchtower magazine) and the private mouth of the Governing Body (in this case the "secret" policy handbook given to elders)?