Following the recent W5 exposé on the issue of child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness’ community and its adherence to the “Two Witness Rule” I am writing today in hopes that the decision makers in Cornwall will take action to protect innocent children.
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Worldwide there have been numerous articles supporting the fact that Jehovah’s have not only ignored allegations of abuse from its young members but encouraged them to return to the very environment from which the abuse occurred often blaming the victim for the abuse.
Just days ago an article in The Guardian reported that they had received over 100 allegations of “child sexual abuse and other mistreatment in Jehovah’s Witness communities across the UK”.
As a business owner in Cornwall I am well aware of the economic benefits each June when the Jehovah’s descend upon our City for two weekends. In years past we have welcomed them with open arms and smiled as sales ballooned during their stay. I am sure many other businesses have done the same. Today however, I am ashamed to have done so having learned what in fact I have been supporting. The knowledge that I have gleaned makes it impossible for me, and my business to in any way welcome or support this group in the future.