A Canadian documentary production team has just released an English translation of “The Kingdom’s Dirty Secrets,” an outstanding and engaging video presentation of a very disturbing subject: The attempt to cover-up and conceal child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness religion.
The original French language version of this documentary was produced in Quebec, Canada. Viewers will find it an excellent presentation that is revealing and engaging on so many levels. The producer was successful in accurately conveying the many twists and turns encountered while investigating “The Secrets” cover-up. The recently released English-language version builds on that success as the story smoothly transitions from one segment to another.
This report presents real experiences as revealed by those who are the actual suffering, silenced victims of child sexual abuse. The producers did not limit their investigation to just the scandalous behavior of Jehovah’s Witness elders in Quebec – but chose to expand their investigation to include cases from within the United States.
As the story unfolds, viewers learn that it’s there, in the United States, where policies on pedophilia, even for Canada, were crafted to cover up abuses and crimes. The real intent of the cover ups was to protect the public image of the Watchtower Society. The Watchtower Society, the legal and corporate manager of the eight-million-member Jehovah’s Witness religion, is actually a behemoth publishing empire.
It was also in the United States where a staff member (Barbara Anderson) discovered the religion’s “dirty secrets” while she was working at Watchtower headquarters. She later went public, describing how child abuse and other criminal acts were routinely swept under the rug by the religion’s leaders.
[The production team’s interview with Barbara is included in the documentary below.]