National Secular Society ✒ Next week the IICSA inquiry will publish a report into the Jehovah's Witnesses. This can only be damning. But the inquiry hasn't gathered the evidence needed to root out abuse within the organisation, writes Lloyd Evans.
As I write, we are only days away from learning the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in its investigation of a number of religious organisations, including Jehovah's Witnesses.
When the findings are published I expect them to be damning, at least concerning the failings of the Jehovah's Witness organisation of which I was once a member and devoted follower.
I don't see how an organisation that has in recent years cemented a global reputation for the industrial scale cover-up of child sexual abuse could receive anything other than strong condemnation from any self-respecting inquiry or investigative body that wishes to be taken seriously.
But am I pining for these findings as needed validation? Will I look on them as the final word on the mishandling of abuse by my former religion? No, and nor should anyone else.
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