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The Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Created a “Recipe for Child Abuse”

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Created a “Recipe for Child Abuse”

Adding to the recent string of ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses speaking out against the worst practices of their former faith is a front-page article by David Gambacorta in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer all about how the organization shut down investigations into child abuse.

The English language can’t adequately give shape to the horror of such a discovery, to a parent seeing his child’s innocence being corrupted and shattered. But what came next was just as hard to describe. When [Martin] Haugh and his wife, Jennifer, told the elders who oversaw their congregation about this October 2005 incident, they were greeted with muted concern. Then came the threats.“We were told on more than one occasion that if we told other parents about this, we would be disciplined,” Haugh, 41, said during a recent interview.[The Haughs] finally left the religion for good in 2016. “My in-laws held a wake for us,” Jennifer Haugh said. “Like we were dead.”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/30/the-jehovahs-witnesses-have-created-a-recipe-for-child-abuse/

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