Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Supporting Men > Sexual Abuse > It started with movies and bowls

It started with movies and bowls

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108217408/jehovahs-witness-child-sex-abuse-survivor-urges-examination-of-nz-church

It started with movies and bowls, but soon Luke Hollis was a young boy performing sexual acts on a Jehovah’s Witness man four-times his age.

To hear Hollis, now 28 and living in Wellington, talk of the ordeal that tormented him for years during his childhood in England, it is remarkable how matter-of-fact he is.

But he is the first to admit he has a vendetta against his former church.

He wants to see Jehovah’s Witnesses held accountable and he wants the church to apologise. But mostly, he wants it to fully shed its “two witness” rule – a policy he argues makes the church a beacon for child sexual predators.