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Jehovah's Witnesses and The Supreme Court of the State of Montana, September 2019

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On 9/14/2019 at 11:28 AM, Jack Ryan said:

Watchtower attorney Joel Taylor lied to the Montana Supreme Court.

Taylor was asked whether the Watchtower or CCJW organization would penalize someone (an elder) who decided to follow his own conscience and report allegations of child sexual abuse to the authorities.

Taylor said such persons would make their own "conscience-based decision on whether to report and that they would not be penalized. He said that would be a decision between them and God. [We all know how God treats elders who disobey]

Not only was this an outright lie, but it contradicts testimony from the trial itself, where Watchtower representative Doug Chappel acknowledged that elders must comply with Watchtower policy- or they will not be elders.

 

On 9/14/2019 at 11:36 AM, The Librarian said:

I feel sorry for Lexi. 

Jehovah is the final Judge of all of us. Her true motivations will become known over time.

True, (actually, it would be Christ who has been given that authority , John 5:22) but what was the true motivation of WT attorney, Joel Taylor?   Isn't it more important at this point to consider why a representative of the organization, would clearly tell a lie?

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Montana Supreme Court Oral Arguments September 13th 2019

On Friday the 13th of September 2019, The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments and counter-arguments in the Nunez v Watchtower Civil Case.

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On 9/14/2019 at 7:46 PM, Jack Ryan said:

When we call out their lies, they say we must have been hurt. When we call out their hurtfulness, they say we must be lying.

This a classic example of "OTHERING", a fascinating but rather sad aspect of human behaviour. Who is exempt? Why does it happen? How did it start? How can it be overcome? Trying to answer these questions would be a more profitable excercise than the eternal mudslinging that "otherness" appears to breed.

 

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