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Former Jehovah’s Witness elders call for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

The Muslim Times

Jehovah Suggested reading: We Will be Judged by Our Compassion and Deeds and Not Our Dogma

Source: The Guardian

By Harriet Sherwood

We Will be Judged by Our Compassion and Deeds and Not Our Dogma

Two ex-members tell independent inquiry the church believes it is ‘answerable only to God’

Two former Jehovah’s Witness elders have called for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse, saying the organisation believes it is “answerable only to God”.
Duncan Corbett, who was an elder for 18 years, told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse that the protection of minors and the handling of abuse claims must be taken out of the church’s hands. “Let them deal with the sin and the authorities handle the crime,” he told a hearing in London.

Lloyd Evans, another former elder who now campaigns against religious fundamentalism, said: “This is a group that feels they are answerable only to God … They…

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