David Leitch and Moral Clarity Feb 6, 2013 10:48:19 GMT -5
Post by quizzer on Feb 6, 2013 10:48:19 GMT -5
I agree with you on many of your points. I do think Steve went the right way initially when he went to the overseer. However, when the overseer kicks him out for being concerned and bringing up a serious issue such as this, it seems like there needs to be something else done because the overseer doesn't appear to be in agreement with the seriousness. I wish it was easy for adult abuse victims to come forward and report their abuser. However, it is like in this regard they are still back in the age group when it happened. Unless they have dealt with it, they have a hard time moving past it. So I agree that old wounds could be torn open. However, what should be done about the abuser? I like that you feel there should be counselling for all involved including the abuser. But should they be allowed to get away with it as far as the legal ramifications of their abuse. I don't know how I feel about that. It's definitely a tough decision and my heart goes out to everyone involved in it.
Steve was between a rock and a hard place.
Yes. Most of the workers do not have the education or job skills to allow them to leave the work. As such, they're subject to the whim of the overseers, which means not reporting CSA to the authorities.
The only outlet that Steve has is to encourage the victim's family and the victim to approach the authorities. Advise this, and have a discussion about the shunning within the 2x2s, and the impact of CSA on a young life. These are all loaded issues, but being able to quietly discuss this with a family may help everyone deal with criminal and emotional issues involved.
Sucks to be part of a religious group that can't work with secular law.