Australia investigates Jehovah’s Witnesses’ organizational practices

A commission has been formed by the government of Australia to investigate and prevent sexual abuse of children by institutions. Their sessions with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, though crippled by deficient biblical exegesis, yielded results that should be of vital interest to active Witnesses.
Here is a youtube playlist with the hearings.

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The Organization’s policies against abuse of children exist partly in a book called Shepherd the Flock, which is a handbook written for elders. Most Jehovah’s Witnesses do not even have access to it, so it is completely beyond their reach to know whether the elders follow their guidelines or flagrantly ignore them. Elders are instructed to keep the book’s content secret. However it is available at the moment from the commission’s website (search within the page for “Flock”).

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