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VIDEO: Watchtower appeals to Supreme Court to keep JW child abuse under wraps


We joined Lloyd Evans, Mark O’Donnell, and Javier Ortiz on the latest episode of Watchtower In Focus. Here’s Lloyd’s description of the subject we discussed…

“At first glance, this looks like a case where Watchtower has nothing to lose. Their mostly-volunteer legal team has delivered a petition, likely to be almost instantly discarded by the Supreme Court, that offers the organization the slim chance of setting a precedent that would alleviate most of their legal woes at a stroke. But what Watchtower doesn’t understand is that they are throwing their proud history of securing civil liberties rights at the Supreme Court under the bus at considerable cost if only in terms of their reputation.

“History will never forgive an organization that sneers at the Roman Catholic church while enviously seeking to co-opt its confessional exemptions, and reassures its members that it takes seriously its duty to report child sex abuse while simultaneously fighting for its constitutional “right” to protect child molesters from the law.”

 

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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 6, 2019 at 21:00

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Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He’s written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology’s harassment of Paulette Cooper titled ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ and more recently a compilation of his stories, ‘Battlefield Scientology.’ He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world, as well as other subjects such as Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can reach him by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT gmail.com (Drop him a line if you’d like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.)

 

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