A Nova Scotia based law firm, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, published a rather extensive overview about claims that Watchtower and Jehovah’s Witness leaders are involved in covering up child abuse within the religion. The undated post appears prominently on their corporate website.
We were just notified about the following press release. This is a major and important legal action taken against three Watchtower entities by a major law firm based in Toronto, Canada. We will follow-up with coverage and commentary as quickly as more information becomes available to us. This could be a major groundbreaking legal event for the Watchtower both in and outside of Canada.
The Friendly Atheist website [served by Patheos.com] reports that a judge in Montreal, Quebec, Canada may have saved a fourteen-year-old girl’s life. In his decision, Judge Granosik gave the doctors permission to overrule the young girl’s own decision to choose not to accept a potentially life-saving blood transfusion.
The National Post, a Canadian online news service, reported that a ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeal states that secular courts have the authority to overturn religious edicts in certain situations. That court will allow a Calgary resident to challenge his being disfellowshipped and shunned by his Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation.
A former JW elder and his son living in Newfoundland must answer to child abuse charges filed against them. Shoal_Bay-Avalon-2CBC News reports that a former Jehovah’s Witness elder and his son are facing charges of child abuse in central Newfoundland. …