Saturday, 30 October 2010

Can Someone Address This Discrepancy Please?

I'm going to keep this really simple so that the Governing Body apologists don't need to run down little rabbit holes of distraction.

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 Wicked 
Now, 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)?

1 comment:

  1. The conclusion seems obvious to me - the Watchtower Society does not believe child rape is reason to close the door to a standing elder. The wiggle room in 'for many years' leaves little to the imagination. Further, they see themselves as 'spirit guided' and are thus free to justify or condemn anyone on any situation that falls into their laps, whether or onto they are they're qualified or even informed. Most of these losers are high-school dropouts, elevated because of their zeal for the ministry. They are expected to decide on matters of such grave importance and consequence they only have their sky-daddy to fall back on. That they think they're more capable of rendering valid judgments after a prayer session IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.