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Worldwide Church Hierarchy Charged With Child Abuse......
AUSTRALIA: The entire worldwide religious and corporate hierarchy of the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses were formally charged today in the State of Victoria, Australia, with the mass committing of criminal offences against children.
Criminal charges were officially filed today in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, Australia, against the entire worldwide religious and corporate hierarchy of the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The charges allege ongoing breaches of the Victorian Working with Children Act 2005 as it applies to “religious organisations”.
An initial 35 criminal charges, alleging breaches of mandatory child protection laws, were individually filed against the following corporations and bodies as named in the court documents (“Charge-Sheet And Summons” No. 066484):[
Originally posted by Welshextremist
why am i not surpriesd
christians are always touching little kiddies
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by Welshextremist
WHAT ???????????? none of the charges i can see relate to actual acts of peadophilia
Originally posted by charles1952
I was expecting an entirely different discussion. The article indicates that the Witnesses are charged only with not obtaining Working with Children license cards. It further states that policemen and teachers are not rquired to get them. This card is not required in the US, although an employer may require a background check.
I was expecting to see people complaining about national government overreach, or perhaps a violation of church-state separation, or the wisdom of allowing any exemptions at all. Instead, some have jumped to an entirely unfounded conclusion and, as though it were Pavlov's bell, responded with criticism of all religions unsupported by anything in the article.
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