Watchtower Expands Concept of “Sacramental” Exemptions

In the Atlantic coastal state of Delaware, a state judge is trying to sort out the details of a child abuse case to determine and rule on the constitutionality and application of existing laws regarding “clergy privileges and exemptions” as they apply to child abuse cases.

In Delaware, current law mandates reporting of child abuse except in very specific situations. The law requires anyone (including health care professionals) who are aware or suspects that a child is in danger – or has suffered abuse – must call a 24-hour hotline and bring the situation to the attention of civil authorities.

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Australian Government Commission Begins Child Abuse Hearings

Royal-Commission-logoThe citizens and the government of Australia have made it clear that they will no longer allow pedophiles, child abusers, and other criminals to be protected and their crimes hidden by religious organizations. They are currently focusing on Jehovah’s Witnesses and their leaders within the Watchtower Society.

In the following video, the Chief Justice of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse outlines the purpose and goals of the commission.

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Irish Court Rejects Appeal by Former Jehovah’s Witness

On July 20, 2015, the Irish Court of Appeal rejected the appeal of Ruth Moram, a former Jehovah’s Witness, to have the “statute of limitations” set aside in her case against the Watchtower Society. The Court, made up of Justices Peter Kelly, Gerard Hogan and Mary Irvin sitting in Dublin, ruled against Ms. Moram’s appeal that was based on the grounds that she had new evidence suggesting that the “Jehovah’s Witnesses had used fraud” in her case. Ruth reasoned that because of that act of fraud the conclusion reached by the judge in the earlier case should be set aside and that she should be granted a new hearing.

As a lay litigant, Ruth Moram gave a superb presentation on this theme of fraud. Here it is “an untrue representation of fact.” An untrue representation can be written or oral, and may be expressed or implied by conduct. Ruth claimed that she had only recently become aware of a “secret” or confidential handbook for Jehovah’s Witness elders which had totally radicalized her understanding of how the Jehovah’s Witnesses actually function and make decisions.

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Conti – Appeal decision – Watchtower negligent – affirmed

Candace Conti

The decision by the California appeal court has been made today, 13, April 2015, in the Candace Conti case. Very few details are currently available.

What is known is this:

In the case of Jane Doe v. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. et al.
Division 3
Case Number A136641

Description: Affirmed/part, rev/part, remanded w/direction
Date: 04/13/2015

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