Hi all, thought I would make a thread that had links directly to the relevant part of the Royal Commission youtube uploads.
All links are to a non-apostate Youtube channel, so it is safe to show to a still-in JW. Credit to Jakke Control on uploading all these videos, and keeping the channel clean of other "apostate" videos!
I plan to update this thread as it goes along, Please help me out by linking (or a decent description is good enough) your own highlights! I can't sort through the whole 7 days by myself
Geoffrey Jackson acknowledges all the following statements as true: 1, Child abuse within the organization is real and the same as the general population. 2, Elders and JW's are not immune from committing child abuse. 3, People who highlight child abuse problems within the Organization are not attacking the Org. 4, People who highlight child abuse are not engaging in "Apostate Lies" as long as there is evidence. 5, The Royal Commission is good
Geoffrey Jackson confirms that the FDS is as "Appointed" as the average Elder. They are not appointed by God
Geoffrey claims that all witnesses would follow the bible rather than the GB's orders. (Yea, that's not true)
McClellan asks about the changing social understanding of the bible, goes through scriptures to show a non-literal interpretation of "spare the rod" shows the JW's interpret the bible with regard to modern day standards. McClellan then repeats a question because Geoffrey doesn't answer correctly
Geoffrey agrees that victims should never be forced to confront their abuser. Accepts that this should be made clear in all WT guides
McClellan asks if there is any biblical impediment to women being involved in a JC, Geoffrey answers "no". McClellan asks if there is any biblical impediment to women being involved in the decision of the JC, Geoffrey answers "yes"
Angus asks if the investigation process can have women involved. McClellan gets fed up and steps in, gets frank with Geoffrey
Angus asks about the scripture "women must remain silent", Geoffrey gives a tenuous explanation about teaching
Is there a scriptural basis for not reporting abuse, unless required by law? Geoffrey almost begs for mandatory reporting so the WT can wash it's hands of the matter.
Angus brings up the scriptural validity of the Two Witness Rule, shows Geoffrey from the bible where the two witness rule wasn't enforced. Geoffrey says he will ask Jesus, when he meets him, why he didn't include that in the New Testament
Angus talks about Disassociating, Geoffrey repeatedly asserts that fading is the same as Disassociating (it isn't)
Angus confirms that it a Black/White situation for Disfellowshipping and Disassociation. Geoffrey endorses fading
Angus lays out the "choice" for leaving, cruel choice, personally devastating. Confirms that a victim who leaves will still be shunned. Geoffrey claims that ultimatum is not contrary to a loving compassionate God
Geoffrey confirms he was baptized at age 13, Angus asks if that is too young for such a big life choice.
Will the Governing Body apologize to child abuse victims? Geoffrey claims the GB has apologized before?? Geoffrey supports a compensation scheme
Terrence O'Brien's false statement
Terrence O'Brien discusses the GB's responsibilities, confirms he instructed the lawyers to submit the above statement
McClellan questions O'Brien on allowing women to decide the verdict of a JC, O'Brien talks in circles until McClellan is exasperated
O'Brien confirms a victim who Disassociates will be shunned like all others, endorses fading, blames DA'd people for their situation
McClellan asks why women are not told to be silent in accord with 1 Cor 14:34,35. Spinks gives BS about context
Toole claims he has no knowledge of the Organization's structure, McClellan is highly dubious of what he says
McClellan asks Max if it is "appropriate" that a girl's case is only handled by male Elders, Max freezes up
Dino confirms he would not report ANY crime, even murder. Admits no elder he has ever known has reported a crime to the police
Dino talks in circles for 15min saying he does not recall a certain conversation that makes him look bad, (he cant say he disagrees with the victim, but he wants to) McClellan steps in and gets fed up
From Dino's own notes it is revealed that the abusive father admitted to molesting all his daughters
Dino confirms that no steps were taken to protect the victim's sisters from the abusive father, seems uninterested "that's a pity" if the victim's mother didn't report it to the police
In his written statement Kevin confirms that the victims's abuser was verbally and physically aggressive towards her during the JC hearing
Angus gets Kevin to read the report he sent to the Branch Office, Kevin confirms there is no mention of abuse allegations
McClellan asks why there was no abuse findings reported although all the elders claimed to have believed the victim. Kevin is at a loss for words
Ron confirms that Elders will not report to the police or child protection agencies, claims it is due to confidentiality
Angus asks Ron if he remembers the allegations the victim had, he waffles. Angus tells him he is "speaking in riddles"
Angus asks Ron about the Victim's statement, Ron states he does not remember, and asserts that the Victim is making it up
Ron goes into how sickened he was over the allegations, but cannot remember at all what the allegations were
McClellan asks if Ron sees a conflict between the Bible principle and being a human being, he says "no". Again confirms that they believed the Victim, but due to the bible, did nothing
Angus inspects the disfellowshipping report that he wrote and the other elders signed off on. Asks why there is no mention of the abuse allegations the he "believed" and "was sickened by". Ron can't remember.
Ron does not remember the Abuser ever apologizing to the Victim, and he confirms that the elders did not ever ask the Abuser or the Victim when they came to the decision to determine repentance.
Ron confirms that the primary consideration for the Abuser's reinstatement was about his adultery. Confirms that the Elders encouraged the Abuser to return to his wife and family. The Elders did not report the abuse to the Branch in their letters.
Are you able to explain why the other allegations (of Child abuse) were not considered for Disfellowshipping?
Angus states that investigation of dishonesty was more important to the Branch than investigation child abuse. Alan gives a weak reason and Angus tells him that his reason is not good enough.